Do I Need an Emergency Plumber?

Emergency plumber repairing burst pipes in the middle of the night.

Not all leaks that happen in your home require an emergency plumber. Some issues can wait for normal business hours. It is important to decipher the signs of an extensive leak that requires fast and immediate attention—understanding what issues require emergency plumbing and what issues do not will save you time and money.

Here are a few signs that you need to contact an emergency plumber immediately.

Sagging Ceiling

If you notice discoloration on your ceiling with an added deformed appearance, your ceiling might be starting to sag due to a water leak. This is a serious issue that can lead to a total collapse. Things could get messier and more expensive if you wait to fix this.

Water Stains

Water stains on the ceiling don’t usually appear until after the leak has been there for a while. That means water has been soaking in the ceiling and possibly dripping onto the floor for a long time. These conditions can lead to a sagging ceiling collapse, as mentioned previously.

Damaged or Burst Pipes

Damaged or burst pipes can cause flooding if left unattended. Flooding can damage the structure of your home. A single burst pipe can release gallons of water in a short amount of time. This can weaken the ceiling, walls, flooring and damage furniture while compromising the safety of your entire household.

Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are inevitable in any home, but some causes of clogged drains can’t be prevented by you alone. For example, tree roots can grow through cracks and create blockages in your pipes. Cases like this are hard to identify, which is why you’ll need to contact an emergency plumber if you are experiencing slow drainage, bubbling water, or puddles of water near your drains. These can be signs of more serious issues.

With plumbing issues like these, timing is everything. Waiting for regular business hours might leave you with more damage and a drained bank account. Inland Empire Leak Detection has a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week emergency plumbing leak repair service, so you are never stuck in a potentially dangerous and expensive situation.

Call (951)442-5339 for emergency plumbing services, and make sure you are prepared when your plumber arrives so you can have fast and efficient service.