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Call Your Plumber When These 3 Plumbing Emergencies Arise

The subject of when to call an emergency plumbing service company can differ somewhat depending on who is having the problem. However, there are three basic and unquestionable situations that could require a person to dial that emergency plumbing number as soon as they possibly can.

Burst Water Pipes

Generally speaking, a burst water pipe is a good cause for that emergency plumbing call. But how can you tell if a burst water pipe is the issue?


If you notice a flood of water on the basement floor, under the exposed pipes in your basement or seeping through the walls of your home, that normally indicates that the pipes have burst.

Another fairly certain way to tell is when you turn on the any kitchen, bath or other faucets, water fails to spout out. In any of these cases, you probably have a broken pipe. The first thing you should do, even before you contact a New Jersey plumber, is to locate the main water valve. That is usually located at the point where the water enters the house. It is fairly easy to locate in most basements. If you are on a slab, the water pipes will generally be found in the utility room where you have your washer and dryer and probably your furnace. Shut the main off then call your choice plumbing company.

Clogged Toilets

To most folks, a clogged toilet represents a plumbing emergency. At first glance, it may not seem too serious; but body functions continue whether the toilet is clogged or not. The more people that live in your home, the bigger the emergency is. Even if we have multiple toilets in our homes, there is always a danger that we can cause a further backup along some other part of the system by flushing. Shut off the water supply valve to the toilet when you first discover the backup problem, then do what you can to convince your New Jersey plumber that they really should put you next on his list. Typically, toilet backups occur when there is a houseful of dinner guests, which is also an occasion when clogged sinks haunt us during dinner clean up.

Gas Leaks

While we normally associate plumbers with water related plumbing issues like leaky faucets, stopped drains and clogged toilets, they also involve themselves with copper pipes and furnace connections for natural gas. Be sure to get your home heating system inspected by a professional annually to prevent any gas or carbon monoxide leaks. A gas leak is a definite plumbing emergency that requires an emergency call to a professional.

When it comes to plumbing problems, it’s always best to be safe rather than sorry. Some people are hesitant to call anyone for plumbing help no matter what the circumstance, but that can be construed as reckless disregard for the safety of oneself, as well as that of others. Try to take care of the problem as soon as it begins and before it gets worse.

There is even a greater need that an emergency plumbing call be made if you are elderly, physically unable to turn off a valve or even unable to leave the scene in case of a gas leak. If that is your situation, your first consideration should be for your own safety. Get out of the house or call a neighbor to assist you and head over to that neighbor’s home. Call an emergency NJ plumber like All Jersey to help resolve your issues as soon as they arise. We are central New Jersey’s choice provider of residential services for heating and cooling, plumbing and more!

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