A residential plumbing emergency in Arlington, VA is no joke. Are you prepared?
A plumbing emergency seems like a strange emergency to have because we are used to water coming from faucets, spigots, hoses and shower heads and they seem like any water spillage will be contained in a tub or sink and a drain of some kind will facilitate the water until the problem is dealt with. This is how many see the plumbing systems in their home, especially those of us who may not have had much plumbing work performed on our homes thus far. However it is essential to realize what your plumbing system is actually built upon and exactly how much does not meet the eye.
Utilities are systems which draw resources to your home like water, gas and electricity via a network of either pipes, tubes or wires so that you and your family can use them safely. What we are worried about are those pipes, tubes and wires. The hidden pipes and tubes in your home pose the biggest threat to your safety. What you don’t see or realize under the floorboards or in the walls, may be emergencies in the making. Many do not even attempt to regularly perform plumbing inspections or pipe cleanings for years and these are the people who face the highest risk. Pipe inspections are a key parts of your plumbing system’s longevity.
What you risk by not paying too much attention to your plumbing is water leakage in the form of either pipe bursts or residual leakage. Each of these threatens to damage your home’s walls or flooring, or even to short circuit electrical wiring. Short circuits can be extremely dangerous when they occur while someone is using an appliance which draws a substantial amount of energy. Although modern homes have breakers to cut electrical power in the event of a short circuit, electrical malfunction causes instant damage which means that, no matter how quickly the breaker trips, the damage can be done. For an unsuspecting resident of a home, an instant is all it takes for a disaster to occur.
Regular plumbing inspections from a certified local plumber is important but, it is no more important than knowing what to do in the even an emergency does occur with your plumbing. Malfunctions can occur for a whole variety of reasons regardless of regular maintenance (although the chances are extremely thin when you have a well maintained system). This is why it is essential to have a trusted local certified plumber who can handle emergency calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Without their help in a pinch, you could face hundreds of dollars in extra repairs and damages which could have been avoided by an experienced plumber. When it’s late at night and pipes burst, there’s not much the average homeowner can do but call a pro in the solve the problem
An emergency plumber is essential to staying safe. Plumbing emergencies can be intimidating but residents of Arlington, VA need not worry. Local plumbing expert, The Plumbing Dr is here to help 24/7. Call us at any time for any emergency at (703) 525-9280 and we would be honored to provide our top notch plumbing repair service at affordable rates!