When is it Time to Call a Plumber? The Difference Between an Easy Fix and a Job for the Pros

Plumbing problems can happen day or night, but not every plumbing problem is an emergency. Some problems can sit a while without causing anything more than a minor inconvenience. Of course, it’s important to know the difference between an annoyance and an emergency a plumber needs to tackle posthaste.

Minor Problems

 

Drips and Drops:

This is a common complaint when seals fail or hardware comes loose. While a drip should be taken care of promptly, it’s not an emergency. A drip rate of one drop per second can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water in a single year.

Clogged Drains:

Whether it is the sink or the bathtub, a clogged drain can create a significant inconvenience. A plumber can remove the clog using chemicals, snakes and other tools. A clogged drain is something that should be taken care of quickly, but it is rarely an emergency.

Clogged Toilets:

Stinky and smelly, clogged toilets are a major headache. However, if the toilet isn’t overflowing, it’s not likely an emergency. If plunging doesn’t help, don’t further try to force the clog out. A plumber safely can remove the clog without damaging the porcelain or hardware.

Major Problems

 

Frozen Pipes:

Wintertime freezing is a considerable problem in Arizona. Frozen pipes can burst and leak without warning, causing significant damage to home and personal property. When pipes freeze, a plumber from Day & Night Air can inspect the plumbing to ensure that all frozen sections are thawed and that any damaged pipes are replaced before the water starts flowing again.

Overflowing Sinks/Tubs/Toilets:

This is an emergency that can’t be put on hold. It takes very little water to permanently damage wood floors, drywall and personal property. If the water is leaking onto the floor or down the wall, make the call.

The professional plumbers at Day & Night Air can resolve your emergencies and inconveniences any time of day. We invite you to contact us at 602-497-4662 to learn more about our services and to schedule any maintenance you require. We will be happy to answer your questions and do our part to get the water flowing in the right direction again.