Wednesday, February 13, 2013

When to Call Our Atlanta Plumbing Service

Plumbing failures can happen at any time and no homeowner is immune. Many plumbing disasters can even happen when you are away from home, which always makes for an unpleasant aftermath. First, you'll have to clean up the water. Next, you'll do some damage control in the surrounding areas, such as the floors and walls. Additionally, water may have seeped behind and underneath walls and flooring and gotten into the insulation, where, if left to sit long enough, it can cause mold and mildew buildup.

When should you call JT Plumbing to help? Here are three common plumbing problems to use as guidelines:

Failure of a Sump Pump

Before you call for help or invest in a new sump pump, check the machine to see if the problem is a simple one. As obvious as it sounds, if the sump pump is getting no power it won't operate, so check for an outage. Has the pump been overheated by heavy water in the area? Try the reset button and see if it will start. These measures amount to about the same thing as turning a computer off and on again and making sure that the machine is plugged in. If you don't see immediate results, it's time to call our Atlanta plumbing service to see if you need a new pump or if it can be repaired.

Sewage That Has Backed Up

Raw sewage is the stuff of nightmares to many homeowners. Not only is it revolting to the senses, sewage also carries biohazards that could cause major health problems for the people that are exposed to it. There are several things that can cause broken pipes, including main line clogs, the collapse of old pipes, and tree root growth in the sewage line. Fixing the problem can be difficult --even with a basement that provides easy access to pipes -- which is why professional plumbers are the only people to take on a job of this caliber.

Pipes That Burst

Pipes that are exposed to extremely cold weather can freeze, and the frozen water inside can cause them to expand and eventually break. If there is a short crawl space under the home, it can be hard to determine where the break is and how best to repair it. Our professionals will have the tools and expertise necessary to find the break and replace the pipe quickly and correctly.

Our Atlanta plumbing service can help save a homeowner time and money. It is always important to call a professional to determine the best and most cost-effective way to handle any leakage, breaks, or other plumbing issues and get your home back up and running.