Unfortunately, plumbing problems don’t always happen during regular business hours. So, when you experience something that can’t wait, like a burst pipe, failed water heater, or clogged toilet, you need a residential plumbing contractor you can count on to be there in a pinch.
Quahog Plumbing has over 15 years of industry experience, and we’re standing by day and night when you need a 24 hour plumber. Contact us at 401-307-5451 the next time you need emergency plumbing repair.
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What Are The Most Common Plumbing Emergencies?
Sometimes, it’s not easy to know when a plumbing problem requires immediate help or when you have time to wait to schedule an appointment.
However, here are the most common plumbing mishaps that you shouldn’t ignore.
- Low Water Pressure If you have low water pressure, it could be trouble with your supplier or a water main break. Having ruled out those possibilities, it’s time to look at your plumbing system. Reduced water pressure could be a break or clog in the main water line, which requires a professional plumber to repair.
- Ruptured Pipes A broken pipe can leak hundreds of gallons of water into your home, causing monetary damage that can run into the thousands. Also, the presence of water in the home often brings on the growth of mold and mildew. Even if you have a tiny leak, call a plumber ASAP before it completely blows out.
- Overflowing Toilet Many toilet clogs are easy to remove with a plunger. However, if you’ve tried everything and still have a toilet that won’t flush, call a plumber for help. Overflowing toilets can bring contaminated water into your house and ruin your floor with water damage.
- Water Heater Failure Sudden water heater failure is rare, but if you find yourself without hot water, it usually means your system has reached the end of its life. Call a plumber for emergency help and hot water tank replacement to avoid being without hot water for days.
- Basement Flooding Whether it’s a leaking foundation or a failed sump pump, water flooding into the basement causes significant damage if you don’t deal with it as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse the damage can get.
Quahog Plumbing wants to be your go-to plumber when you need emergency plumbing repair. Put our number on your refrigerator and call us the next time you have plumbing trouble.
5 Signs You Need Hot Water Heater Repair
If you’re like most homeowners, your water heater is out of sight and out of mind. Most water heaters are stuck in closets or basements and often go overlooked for routine household maintenance.
However, if you learn to watch for warning signs of impending water heater failure, you can make repairs before it’s too late.
Here are the top five telltale signs your water heater may be ready to bite the dust.
- Fluctuating Temperatures Have you stepped into the shower to find the water is either lukewarm or cold when it should be hot? If you have fluctuating water temperatures, it’s a sure sign that your water heater needs to be inspected.
- Discolored Water If the water coming out of the hot water spigot is brown or has a rusty tint, it could be the tank’s lining is rusting, or you have too much sediment buildup in the tank.
- Strange Noises Ambient noise during operation is normal for the average water heater, but if you start hearing noises like popping or banging, it’s time to call a professional for repair. Most times, the cause is sediment that’s hardened over time. Sometimes, flushing the tank works, or you may need a new system.
- Water Leaks A leaking water heater is never good. However, some leaks are better than others. Pipes, fittings, and other connections that cause water to leak are easy to fix. But, if the water is leaking from the tank, you must replace it.
- Age Lastly, check your water heater’s information to find out how old it is. The average lifespan of a water heater is 12 years, so if yours is past that date, plan on replacing it soon.
Contact Quahog Plumbing and ask about our water heater maintenance service to keep your water heater in tip-top shape and running efficiently.
When To Hire A Drain Cleaning Company
Homeowners know they’re going to have drain clogs now and then. But what they might not know is that drain clogs are sometimes more serious problems than they appear, and DIY repairs won’t cut it.
You may not consider hiring a plumber for something as routine as drain cleaning, but here are a few reasons you should.
- Professionals Have Training, Tools & Experience Let’s face it. Professional plumbers have training and experience that goes way beyond watching online videos on repairing clogged drains. Plumbers understand plumbing systems in and out and can pinpoint problems more quickly than the average resident. Also, plumbers have access to tools not available at your local retailer, which means they can clean your drains more effectively than you can.
- Professionals Leave Drains Cleaner If you rely on drain cleaners, you should know they often push clogs further into your system, meaning your drains clog again and again. Professional drain repair involves removing the obstruction and cleaning the entire circumference of your pipes. The result is your drains remain free-flowing longer, and you can say goodbye to persistent clogs.
- Professionals Assume The Risk Let’s say you try to repair your clogged drains and end up breaking a pipe, causing them to leak. Guess who’s on the hook for the repair. You! When you hire a pro, you’re almost always guaranteed they’re going to do the job right the first time, and if something goes wrong, you can rest assured they’re the ones responsible for making it right.