Ever hear the story of the boy who cried wolf? Well, just like he made it seem like there was a serious emergency when there really wasn’t, it can be pretty easy to “cry wolf” when it comes to your plumbing too. But changing up the story just a little bit, while you may actually have a plumbing problem on your hands, it’s important to be able to decipher whether or not absolute immediate attention is required; here are a few examples that can let you know:
You can’t turn off the water: If you don’t know where your main shutoff valve is, or you do but aren’t sure how to operate it, then you definitely want to call in a plumber. Especially if your problem includes water that’s overflowing from a fixture such as your toilet, you’ll need to have the water turned off right away to prevent things from getting worse. Similarly, even if you know where this valve is but it appears to be stuck, you need to get someone in there right away as well.
You need to use a fixture: How many bathrooms do you have in your home? If the answer is more than one, you can probably wait to have repairs done if the problem stems from a fixture such as your toilet or shower. However, if the answer is only one, then there is a good chance you’ll need to have the problem solved quickly so that your home can continue to function normally without disrupting your daily routines.
Your home will suffer if not addressed: While you may think a leak in your bathroom can wait, you must ask yourself how doing so could affect the rest of your home. For example, if the leak is coming from near your tub or shower and you don’t stop it, there is a chance that damage could occur in your walls or on the floor. Even if you think the problem is relatively small, if you suspect that other parts of your home will suffer it’s important to have it looked at as soon as possible.
If you have a plumbing problem that is surely an emergency, don’t forget that the team here at Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter is available 24/7 to help – all you have to do is give us a call! We’ll respond as fast as we can to ensure that further concerns don’t arise.
Should you need emergency plumbing services in Orange County, California, contact us at 714.630.8766 or 949.315.7878 day or night.