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What is a Plumbing Emergency?

July 15, 2016

leaking pipe
It’s late at night, you and your family are all tucked in bed and resting for another day in the office tomorrow. You are awakened from your slumber by the sounds of rushing water, you hop out of bed and search for the source of this commotion and find a pipe has burst and water is flooding your home. This is every home owners worst nightmare, but it’s late, can you call a plumber at this hour? – And should you?

What is a plumbing emergency?

Some issues are too complex and dangerous to tackle yourself, whenever water is entering the home for example, you’ll want to call a plumber right away. Leaking water can damage your home, cause electrical issues, and lead to mold or mildew forming, you don’t want to let leaking water in the home go for an extensive period of time.

Another emergency is not having water at all, while you may be able to wait until morning, you want to address no water as soon as you can. This could be an issue with your well, pumps, or more. Let us assess your water loss and help you fix the problem.

In addition to leaking water, and no water, not having heat, especially in the cold winters that Maryland throws at us, is most certainly an emergency. If you don’t have hot water let us take a look at your hot water heater and related appliances, water heater repair is our specialty.

Some of our Emergency Services include:

  • Pipe repair
  • Water Heater Repair
  • Shower Repair
  • Sump Pump Repair
  • Drain Repair
  • Faucet Repair
  • Sewer Repair
  • Toilet Plumbing Repair
  • Water Heater Repair
  • Plumbing Valve Repair
  • Hose Repair
  • Disposal Repair
  • Appliance Repair
  • Leak Repair

What Can I do Myself?

If you wake to a flooded kitchen or basement, don’t panic, call us and get a certified plumber there to help you assess the damage and repair your problem. Meanwhile you can shut off your water if necessary. If you don’t know where your water shut off is located in your home, be sure to mention that to us, we may be able to help you locate it, and turning this off prior to arrival should stop the flow of water. You can also try to prevent water from traveling further, if your kitchen sink is the source of the problem and water is pouring into the kitchen, once the water is turned off put a bucket under the source to catch excess and use towels to stop and soak up the remaining mess.

When you are faced with a plumbing emergency during off hours you may be tempted to wait until morning to call a plumber, after all calling late at night or on a weekend could be costly. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating we understand that plumbing issues happen when you least expect them, and sometimes at night or on weekends, that’s why we are always available, 24 hours a day and work with you to meet your budget. You can count on us to get there quickly in your time of need and help with any plumbing emergency in your Maryland area home.

 


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