Common Plumbing Emergencies

Plumbing emergencies can happen in a variety of ways and for many different reasons. Some may seem like relatively minor inconveniences, such as a clogged toilet, but are actually the signs of a larger problem in your plumbing. Other issues, such as burst pipes, can cause major damage very quickly. In this blog, we’ll cover three of the most common plumbing emergencies, their causes, and how to address them.

Clogged Toilet

If a toilet is draining slowly or not at all, it’s probably clogged. This usually happens when someone tries to flush too much toilet paper, but flushing other items can also cause clogs. Napkins, hair, and even some wipes labeled as flushable should be disposed of in a waste basket, not a toilet. A plunger or toilet auger is usually enough to resolve this issue, but if you’re still having trouble, you may be dealing with a damaged sewer line or something else. In that case, it’s best to call a professional.

Leaky Faucet

While not exactly an emergency, a leaky faucet is still a problem. Constant dripping can increase your water bill and make it easier for mold to grow. A leaky faucet is usually caused by old or damaged parts such as washers or gaskets. The simplest fix is to shut off the water to the faucet, remove and disassemble the faucet, and check for worn out parts. You can then replace the problematic pieces. But if your faucet is more than 15 years old, it might be worth installing a brand new one. Contact Robillard Plumbing and ask about our faucet repair and replacement services.

Burst Pipe

Pipes that are clogged, corroded, or frozen may burst and cause significant water damage to your home. And although burst pipes can sometimes be obvious, you may not notice one right away. Keep an eye out for puddles, water stains, mold on your walls, and unusual noises coming from your plumbing. The first step in addressing a burst pipe is to turn off the water supply to prevent further leaking. You’ll then want to open your faucets to drain the remaining water. Once you locate the burst pipe, a repair sleeve can temporarily stop it from leaking, but you’ll want to have a plumber repair the pipe sooner rather than later.

Contact Robillard Plumbing

Whatever your plumbing emergency, contact the master plumbers at Robillard Plumbing. We will do everything we can to address the problem quickly and efficiently. Whether you need a toilet repaired, a faucet replaced, or a new water heater installed, we are committed to providing services of the highest quality.

Contact us today!