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When Should You Call for Emergency Plumbing Services?

It’s happened to all of us – we have a clogged toilet or drain that just won’t seem to clear up. But does that really constitute an emergency plumbing situation? How do you know whether you should call your plumber right away or wait to schedule an appointment during normal business hours? Here is a quick guide for situations in which you should call for emergency plumbing services.

  • Backups & Leaks – While a small backup will be inevitable at some point, the reality is if your drains are clogged completely or you are experiencing a major pipe leak, you should definitely call an emergency plumber. Waiting around to see if the problem will resolve itself or trying home plumbing techniques most likely won’t help alleviate the issue—in fact, these practices will probably make the problem worse.
  • After Hours – Obviously, if you have a major plumbing concern in the middle of the night, you will need emergency plumbing services. Actually – that’s what emergency plumbers are for! You shouldn’t have to watch the problem get worse while you wait for the next available morning appointment.
  • Health & Safety – Another important time when you should call for emergency plumbing services is if the health and safety of your family are at risk. Sewer backups and leaking pipes can be a major concern, so don’t delay your phone call if you are experiencing a major issue.

At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing – Morganton, we are your reliable plumbing experts, and we are happy to assist you when you need emergency plumbing services. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive plumbing services.

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