A plumbing emergency can disrupt nearly every aspect of your life. Finding a professional plumber to repair the issue is crucial, whether a clogged kitchen sink or a burst pipe.
Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain’s comprehensive emergency plumbing services can help. A leadership team backs this franchise with decades of experience growing franchise systems.
Clogged drain pipes are one of the most common plumbing problems. If not repaired quickly, they can lead to many issues, ranging from minor inconveniences to major headaches and expenses.
People prefer dealing with a clogged pipe, whether the line carries water or waste. The drainage system in a home is configured a bit like a tree and its branches, with a central line that connects to the sewer line and a series of sublines that run off it to each fixture in the house.
Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prevent or repair a clogged drain. For example, if your kitchen sink is clogged with food particles, try pouring a mixture of baking soda and vinegar into the gutter. Let the mix sit for an hour, then flush it with hot water. You can also try a giant wire snake to remove more stubborn blockages.
A burst pipe is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. It can cause thousands of dollars of water damage if the problem isn’t fixed quickly enough.
First, shut off the main water supply at your stopcock (under sinks or on exterior walls). This will stop more water from flooding the house and prevent further leakage.
Next, you should take pictures of the damage and any affected areas. These will help you file a homeowners’ insurance claim if necessary.
An emergency plumbing company can repair a burst pipe by putting a rubber piece on the burst area and clamping it down. However, this is only a temporary fix, and the plumber must still come to repair any other damaged parts of your home. You can also prevent pipes from bursting by keeping them warm. Insulate any exposed pipes in cold areas, and leave the heating on if you go out of town.
Water leaks are a significant nuisance that can cause a lot of damage to your home and belongings. They are also difficult to detect and can result in costly repairs if not repaired promptly. When a water leak occurs, the first thing to do is turn off all faucets and showers. After doing this, check your water meter. If the numbers change, you likely have a water leak somewhere in your house.
If you notice that your home is experiencing any of these problems, it’s time to call Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. Our local team will be able to assess the situation and provide a fast solution that lasts. We can even assist you with filing an insurance claim for any damage that may occur. Contact us today to get started.
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Sewage backups are one of the worst home plumbing problems and a significant health hazard. Knowing the signals of sewage backups is essential so you can call a plumber immediately. If you notice a terrible smell, slow draining, or sewage backing up in more than one toilet, sink, or bathtub, this indicates a large-scale clog in your sewer line.
Clogs in your sewer line can happen for a variety of reasons. Items flushed down the drains, like hair, soap scum, and grease, can build up over time. Two-year-olds are also notorious for testing what will and won’t flush.
Another reason for sewage backups is a broken line between your home and the city sewer. This is usually out of the homeowner’s hands and will require the municipality to send an inspector out.