When it comes to any of the parts and materials that make up a home, nothing lasts forever. Whether it’s the shingles on your roof, the carpet on the floor, the paint on the outside of your house, or your indoor plumbing system, these items have to be maintained and eventually they’ll need to be replaced.
While today’s plumbing lasts for decades, we still need to maintain our plumbing if we want it to last as long, if not longer, than it’s supposed to.
Tree roots, grease, debris, hard objects such as small toys deposited down toilets and drains by toddlers, hair and accumulated sludge can all compromise our plumbing, which is why it’s smart to have regular drain cleanings. Even hard water can lead to premature rusting and sediment deposits in our trusty pipes.
Proper care of your plumbing system and regular maintenance are key to prevent plumbing emergencies, but sometimes issues arise despite our best efforts to take care of our plumbing.
Types of Plumbing Emergencies
There is never a right time for a plumbing emergency. Whether your garbage disposal breaks down on Thanksgiving, or your basement floods during a downpour, or your pipes freeze and burst in the middle of winter, or raw sewage leaks all over your floor, you can’t ignore a plumbing emergency.
If you do, you’ll soon realize how much you depend on your plumbing!
Plumbing emergencies include, but are not limited to:
- Broken garbage disposals
- Frozen pipes
- Burst pipes
- A broken water line
- A backup in the sewer system
- Mainline clogs
- Clogged shower, sink or toilet
- A leaking water heater
- A leaky pipe that is causing water damage
Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, you can’t take a plumbing emergency sitting down. If ignored, they can lead to costly water damage that can affect ceilings, floors, walls, carpets, cabinets, and furnishings.
If you have a plumbing emergency, contact Excalibur Plumbing day or night – no plumbing emergency is too big or too small for our Cedar Park plumbers! Ask about our discounts for the military, teachers and senior citizens.