When To Call An Emergency Plumber: Know The Signs!

You notice that a gigantic pool of water has formed on the floor of the kitchen from a busted pipe in the ceiling. What do you do?

If you're like most people, you pull out your phone and do a quick internet search for a plumber near you. In doing so, you find companies that offer a variety of plumber services, but you need someone that can come now. You need an emergency plumber.

It's easy in times like that to know who to call, but there are other occasions where the problem isn't as obvious. If you see any of the signs listed below, don't wait: you need an emergency plumber now.

No Water

If there's absolutely no water anywhere in your house — sinks, dishwasher, bathtub, etc. — it most likely means there's a burst pipe somewhere between the main water valve in the street and your house. This is not something to try and tackle yourself; moreover, this is a situation that can't really wait. Even if you don't particularly need water right now, there are several systems in your home that require water to operate, even without your direct involvement, such as the icemaker and the sprinkler system. Because of that, this is one issue you should not wait to fix.

Sewer Backup

Few things are more gross than dealing with a toilet that is backing up into your bathroom, but what makes it even worse is when all of the toilets are doing it at the same time. A problem with your main sewer line is a job for a residential plumber, so search for a plumber online and find an emergency plumber that can deal with it as soon as possible.

Water Stains

A water stain that appears suddenly on the wall or your ceiling may not seem like a big deal at first, but there are two issues you need to be concerned about: wasted water and water damage. Not only will your energy bills skyrocket, but you'll also deal with mold later, so you need to find a plumber who can fix it today.


Even a little bit of water can turn into a big problem, but a broken pipe or fixture can cause major flooding throughout your home in several different places. The first thing you should do is shut the water off for the rest of the house; then, call an emergency plumber.

For more information, contact a local plumber today.