A leak in the pipes or the pipes becoming clogged are sure signs that you need to call a plumber. Some of these leaks will require emergency plumbing services, especially the following types of leaks.
Leaky Faucets That Produce Mold - While most people might not think of a leaky faucet as being a threat to their health, it can be if the leak is starting to produce mold. Even though most types of molds are not hazardous, they can cause serious problems for those who have any kind of allergies. Mold in the home can also increase the chances of triggering an asthma attack, especially in children who have asthma.
A leaky faucet can cause moisture in the atmosphere, increasing the risk of mold in the home. If you see black and white spots where a faucet is leaking, this is a good indication the leaky faucet is producing mold. You will want to call a professional plumber to get it taken care of right away. This is especially important if you are allergic to any kind of mold.
Large Water Leaks - If you return home and are met with water everywhere, you might need to call an emergency plumber. The first thing to do is find where the water is leaking and cut off the water supply. If for some reason you can't cut it off or if you want the issue resolved right away, it will require emergency plumbing services.
Gas Leaks - If you detect a gas leak in your home, the first thing you need to do is leave your home immediately and call your local gas company or 911. If you notice any of the following, it might be an indication you have a gas leak in your home:
- A sulfur or rotten egg smell
- Blowing or hissing noises
- Open flames in the home
- Headaches or feeling dizzy
After your safety has been ensured and the gas leak is found, you can contact emergency plumbing services who will get it fixed right away. You will want to make sure the plumber is licensed to work with natural gas lines and that their license is currently active. You can do this by checking with your state's plumber listings.
Even though emergency plumbing services can cost more than regular plumbing jobs, it will be worth it in the end. By calling an emergency plumber like Puget Sound Plumbing for these three types of leaks, you can prevent damage to your home and your health, saving you money down the road.