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5 Signs You Have a Plumbing Issue

Plumbing issues and emergencies can arise at any time of the day. It is always best to have a professional handle on all plumbing issues and the top five common plumbing emergencies that warrant an immediate call are: clogged drains, leaking pipes, pooling water, foul odors and running water.
Clogged drains are a main concern since they can then cause backups to occur throughout the rest of the plumbing system. Drains and pipes with clogs that cannot be bypassed or moved need to be fished, snaked or removed right away so that the pipes do not burst and the rest of the water flow within the plumbing system does not get overtaxed and  cause additional damage.
Leaking pipes are a sign of other issues within the plumbing system and need to be considered an emergency to prevent water damage from occurring. Leaks can cause damage to the inside of a home and even impact the foundation if left unserviced as the water sets in and weakens the structure.
Pooling water in basements and corners are a sign that a portion of the plumbing system has broken or a leak has transitioned from a small crack to a gaping hole that is allowing water to flow freely and thus pool.
Foul odors emanating from drains, pipes, sinks or toilets are a sign that a plumbing emergency is underway and needs to be addressed immediately. This is a sign of clogs, broken pipes or even faulty systems such as septic tanks, public sewer system issues or poor water flow.
Running water that will not stop even when main valves are shut off is a plumbing emergency that requires immediate attention. This happens when those shut off valves get stuck or break and so water flow cannot be controlled or stopped.
If you are experiencing any of these issues in Arlington, The Plumbing Dr is here to help. Call us at any time for any emergency at (703) 525-9280 and we will provide you with the service you need at affordable rates!