When facing a plumbing emergency, you need an experienced plumbing company to arrive quickly to help you out of the jam. Quahog Plumbing has over 15 years of experience serving Westport residents and beyond with clogged drain repair, water heater replacement, and more.
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Our Emergency Plumbing Service
Are you worried that your plumbing problem might require emergency repair? Sometimes it’s difficult to know when to wait to make an appointment or call for immediate help.
Some plumbing issues can become more costly the longer you wait and lead to hundreds or thousands of dollars in property damage.
Here are a few situations where calling for emergency plumbing repair is warranted.
- Overflowing Toilets Most of us have experienced the panic that comes with flushing the toilet only to have it quickly fill, threatening to overflow. No matter the reason for the clog, an overflowing toilet can cause contaminated wastewater to spill into your home, bringing bacteria and diseases.Call a plumber for emergency repair if you’ve tried fixing the problem with a plunger without success.
- No Hot Water Running out of hot water mid-shower is an inconvenience, but sometimes, you don’t get any hot water at all. It’s not common for a water heater to fail suddenly; most systems give off warning signs far in advance that they’re in trouble. However, if you can’t get hot water out of your system no matter what, don’t wait. Call for emergency water heater repair as soon as possible.
- Low Water Pressure
Reduced water pressure makes showering, washing dishes, and bathing a chore. Some people think a home’s water pressure is whatever it is, and there’s no fixing it, but that’s not true.
- Flooding Whether it’s a burst pipe or water coming into the basement, the last thing a homeowner wants is water in the house. Water damages flooring, furniture, utilities, electrical systems and can wreak havoc on your home’s foundation, not to mention the mold and mildew.
If you’ve experienced a drop in water pressure, it could mean you have a significant clog or leak in your plumbing system that requires immediate repair. Call a professional plumber to perform a diagnostic test to determine the problem and restore your water pressure to where it should be.
If you have water coming into your house for whatever reason, call a 24-hour plumber to minimize the damage and get the issue under control.
When you have a plumbing problem that just can’t wait, call the experts at Quahog Plumbing for fast, professional service.
How To Know Your Water Heater Is Failing
Sudden water heater failure is rare. In most cases, aging water heaters give clues of their impending doom.
If you notice any of the following signs, call a plumber for help.
- Discolored Water Rusty water coming out of your hot water tap usually means the inside of your tank is rusting. Also, pay attention to the water’s odor. If it smells odd, it could mean you have mineral sludge building up in the tank.
- Strange Noises Another sign of mineral buildup is a noisy water heater. If you hear popping or banging noises as the system heats up, it’s usually a result of the mineral sludge heating and cooling in the tank’s bottom.
- Lack of Hot Water Have you noticed the water doesn’t stay as hot as it used to? Are you used to taking 20-minute showers but can’t get through 10 now? Running out of hot water more quickly could mean a heating element has failed, or it could be an issue with the thermostat.
- Age Lastly, if your water heater is over 12 years old, plan on replacing it soon because the typical lifespan of a water heater is 8-12 years. Anything beyond that, and you’re pushing your luck.
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Our Clogged Drain Repair
You may not think to hire a plumber to fix your clogged drains, but there are many reasons why it’s a better idea than using drain cleaning products or other home remedies.
Keep in mind that it’s possible to do more damage to your drains trying to fix them yourself. A common mistake many homeowners make is using too much pressure, which can crack pipes or weaken joints.
Also, most store-bought drain cleaners use harsh chemicals that can damage your plumbing system if you rely on them too heavily.
Plumbers also have access to tools not available at your local hardware store, such as high-definition video cameral lines that can get deep in your plumbing system and identify unseen problems.