In our modern-day and age, we have incredible access to a variety of utilities whenever we need them. You turn on your sink and water flows out, you flip a switch and your home is lit up with lights, and your toilet flushes when you have to do your business. However, at this point, it becomes pretty easy to take this access for granted. When you flip that switch or turn that faucet handle, you simply expect it to work, so when it doesn’t it can be a somewhat jarring experience. But even when your drains are clogged, you can call an expert professional plumber like the ones we have at First Choice Plumbing Services and get your utility services functioning properly.
But what about a plumbing emergency? What about a situation where you can’t just wait until tomorrow to get it serviced? There are certain plumbing issues and situations where you can’t just put it off till the morning or wait for the next available appointment time. There are some situations where you might need a 24/7 plumbing service to get to your home ASAP and fix a plumbing issue to prevent further damage or cost. Luckily, First Choice Plumbing Services is proud to offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services to Conway, Myrtle Beach, and the surrounding areas in our great state of South Carolina. Keep reading to learn about a couple of situations where you might need those 24/7 emergency services, and how First Choice Plumbing can help.
24/7 Emergency Plumbing Situations
There are some plumbing and utility issues that need to be addressed and truly treated as an emergency whether it’s at five in the morning or midnight — the type of situations that need to be fixed ASAP if you want to avoid property damage and potential bodily harm. Here are some potential situations you might experience that might require a plumbing-911 call to First Choice Plumbing Services.
A burst pipe can be a very time-sensitive plumbing emergency. You might have heard stories of people going on vacation and coming home to a flooded basement from a burst pipe. While we hope your luck isn’t bad enough for that to happen to you, a burst pipe is still a critical plumbing emergency that should be addressed ASAP. If you hear water rushing or flowing somewhere in your house, or see water pooling somewhere it shouldn’t, turn off your water immediately and call your local emergency plumber. Corrosion and intense temperature changes can burst a pipe, and start leaking water into your house. Not only will it waste a lot of water, but it can cause a lot of expensive water damage in your home depending on how long it takes for you to catch it.
Probably one of the most important emergencies to consider, a gas leak is not just a utility issue; it’s a life-threatening emergency if not dealt with. If you smell gas in your home, or you have a gas leak detector that goes off, immediately turn off your gas, open up doors and windows, and evacuate your home before you call a 24/7 emergency plumber. Don’t try to fix it yourself or just air out your house and call it good — ingesting gas for a certain period of time can seriously harm you and your loved ones, not to mention that if enough gas builds up and combines with an open flame or spark inside, your home could blow up. Your local emergency plumber will be able to find and solve the issue ASAP, as this type of plumbing emergency should be left to a professional.
Another potential emergency that might require a 24/7 professional plumbing service like First Choice Plumbing is a flooded yard. You might wake up on a beautiful morning to find your yard full of wet spots or even holding a consistent level of standing water. This indicates that your main water supply line is probably leaking into the ground below your lawn. If the leak and water are smelly, chances are the leak occurred in your main sewer line. The only thing that you should try to do in this situation is to turn off your water and call an emergency plumber. Any potential main water line or sewer line leak that floods your yard will probably require full-on professional servicing, and the sooner you call your local emergency plumber, the better chance you have of saving your grass and the cost of essentially buying a new yard.
Water Heater Issues
Generally, water heaters are incredibly reliable and long-lasting appliances — until they aren’t. A water heater issue could be fairly subtle like a dripping leak or strange noises, but the trade-off for a reliable water heater is they usually also account for a large percentage of your utility bill every month. So if your water heater has a subtle issue that you fail to notice, it might raise your bill and chew through your utility budget if you don’t find and fix the issue. The best way to avoid this is to consistently check and maintain your water heater, and to call your local emergency plumber as soon as you find a potentially lasting issue with it.
One of the worst feelings that anyone can experience is going to the bathroom, flushing the toilet, and watching the wastewater rise towards you instead of flush away. Then, it’s the scary waiting game, watching the water rise and strongly hoping that it stops rising before it starts to overflow. But when you have a bad clog and a struggling toilet or sewage system, it might be time to stop waiting and hoping and start figuring out what to do now if it does the overflow. Because the longer you wait, the more likely that you cause more damage to your home, as well as leaving a nasty mess behind. Your local 24/7 emergency plumber can show up ASAP and fix the clog and stop the overflow, leaving your property, your budget, and your olfactory senses in good condition.
24/7 Emergency Plumbing Services from First Choice Plumbing
When you think of an emergency, you probably think of something that deserves a 911 call, not an overflowing toilet or burst pipe. But when it comes to your plumbing, your property, and your money, anything that can cause property, financial, or physical hurt should be an emergency to you, and there should be a 24/7 emergency plumbing service that can help you. That is where First Choice Plumbing comes in. We are dedicated to providing quality plumbing services whenever you need them, to Conway, Myrtle Beach, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today and see how we can start serving you and your home. Call now!