Barrhaven Plumbing Issues That Cannot Wait
We receive many panicked phone calls at John the Plumber Barrhaven; toilets and basements flood, water is pouring out of ceilings, it happens all the time. We understand the panic; these are major plumbing issues and water can cause severe damage to your home quickly. To aid our Clients in getting a few steps ahead of the game, we’ve outlined a few Barrhaven plumbing issues below that should never wait:
Your Main Drain
If your main floor drain located in your basement has any water or sewage backing up, this should be considered an emergency. Your home contains a main waste pipe that leads waste away from the house; if you see back up it means there is a breach or a block somewhere within that pipe. Having water back up into your basement is bad enough with the damage it can cause to your walls or carpet, and if it is sewer water you are looking at you could wind up with a major health hazard and should be assessed by a professional right away.
Your Hot Water Tank
Hot water tanks are powered by electricity and/or gas; either of these mixed with water is a dangerous combination. A hot water tank leak can mean numerous problems and it definitely should be assessed by a plumber right away (any leaking pipe should be assessed right away actually). Beyond any danger, water leaking steadily into an enclosed area can cause damage very quickly, even in small amounts.
Your Sump Pump
Sump pumps are in your homes to pump excess water away from the house. If your sump pump is failing to run properly you should see this as a major red flag, and call a plumber. Barrhaven is no stranger to huge water runoff happening during the spring thaw or heavy rain in the late fall; if you routinely take two minutes to check in on your sump pump you could save yourself a bundle in the long run!
Your Toilet Overflowing
Nothing says yuck like an overflowing toilet. Though this one isn’t a huge emergency, you really shouldn’t let this go on for very long. The contents inside a toilet are not sanitary and whatever is blocking your toilet needs to be removed before you wind up with a health hazard in your home. If you can’t unblock your toilet, give us a call and we’ll send a qualified plumber over to help you out. Closing the lid and turning the water off will not make it go away!