Unfortunately, plumbing problems do not always happen between 9 to 5, Monday through Friday. If your toilet backs up in the middle of the night or if your basement is flooded with water, you will need a plumber to come out right away. Fortunately, our plumbers are available around the clock. There are some situations that may be able to wait till morning, but there are some leaks that must be taken care of right away, lest they should cause permanent damage. You will need to rely on the top plumber in San Fernando Valley, CA, LeadingEdge Plumbing & Rooter to provide plumbing repairs and emergency plumbing. We serve the following locations:
Sometimes it can be difficult to know what constitutes a plumbing emergency and what just constitutes an inconvenience. Obviously, if you have a flood or cannot use the toilet, you need a plumber right away. But what if there is a slow leak from a water heater or pipe? What if there is a sewage back up? When is it urgent?
If water is leaking anywhere in your house, and it is anything more than a drip, it is an emergency. If a pipe has burst it can cause damage to the drywall or to the floor. This can damage the structure of your home and leave you with a big problem. Over time even a slow leak can cause mold, mildew, and disintegration.
If you have noticed a strange smell coming from your backyard and things are damp and muddy back there, even though it has not rained, you will want to call a plumber right away. A broken sewer line can lead to a flooded basement. It can also cause an odor that you and your neighbors will complain about for a long time. Sinks, toilets and showers are not safe to use when you have a sewer backup.
Although it is rare, pipes can freeze in Southern California in Winter. Your shower, sinks, and toilets will be inoperable if you have frozen pipes and they can burst and cause flooding.
If your water heater is simply not working, you may be able to just use cold water for a few days. However, if your water heater is leaking, it is an emergency and you will want to have it fixed immediately because that can cause flooding. Be sure to turn the water in the house off and call us.
Although it may seem like no big deal, a clogged drain can cause a back up in other parts of the house. If one sink is plugged up, it can probably wait. However, if all of your sinks are clogged. It is likely to be caused by a problem in the sewer line. Water back up can cause a flood and a flood can cause damage to your home. You can try to unclog your drain with a plunger or hot water, but if that doesn’t work, be sure to call a plumber. One emergency visit from a plumber will not be as expensive as the damage a flood can cause.
If a pipe breaks in your home, you should turn off the main shut off valve and call us right away. A broken pipe can cause a major leak and damages to your home.
If you have a gas leak and the smell is strong, you should leave the house right away. Never light a match if you suspect a gas leak and shut off any gas valves in the house.
Let’s face it, plumbing emergencies are expensive and time-consuming. If there are precautions you can take to avoid a crisis, you will want to take them.
Remember never to pour grease or oil down the sink. You should always store oil, grease or fat in a separate container and throw it away in the trash when you are ready to dispose of it.
Although you may be tempted to hang plants and wet clothes from those exposed pipes in your house, it can be very dangerous and cause the pipes to break. Clothes and plants are heavy and water pipes are not designed to support such things.
Watch what you flush down the toilet. Even though things like baby wipes may say they are flushable, the pipes in your house may be older and unable to withstand having something that large flushed down them. Drop-in toilet bowl cleaners may not be the best idea either, because they contain harsh chemicals.
You should also watch what you put down your garbage disposal. Never put big pieces of food into your disposal and always scrape food into your disposal at a very slow rate of speed. When you hook up a dishwasher or washing machine, be sure to use stainless steel pipes, as rubber hoses are wont to burst and cause floods.
With over 15 years in business, our family-owned, and operated plumbing company has a dedicated team of licensed and bonded professionals who are committed to helping you with all of your plumbing needs through reliable plumbing services in San Fernando Valley and nearby areas. The price we quote you is the price we will honor. You never have to worry about hidden costs with us. With offices all over the Los Angeles County area, we can be at your home quickly and get the job done in a timely fashion. We have many satisfied customers who can vouch for the quality of our work and we are fully insured.
A plumbing emergency can disrupt your life and is an unexpected expense, but a good plumber can patch things up and let you move on with your life.