Modern plumbing is so robust and trouble-free that we come to take it for granted. When something suddenly goes awry, we are taken aback — especially when it happens outside normal business hours. But take heart! The experts at your local 24-hour plumbing service is there to help when trouble strikes your plumbing system.
Comfort Systems has 24 Hour emergency plumbers ready in Wichita and surrounding communities to fix your plumbing issues. Keep out number (316) 265-7831 and call us if you need emergency services for your home or business.
Among the most common issues you might face are the following:
Just as important as the pipes that bring water into your house are those that collect it after use and carry it away to be deposited into the sewer system or septic tank. Drains are susceptible not just to sudden clogs — often due to foreign objects or material (including non-flushable personal hygiene aids such as wipes and tampons) — but also increased long-term flow restriction flow caused by gradual build-up of sediment. Grease, hair, soap and detergents, dirt, calcium and other contaminants can, over time, slow a drain to a complete stop. This can lead to overflowing, with unsanitary waste water flooding your counters and floors.
Your first course of action is the simplest — try a plunger. Whether you have a clogged toilet, sink or bathtub, a quick plunging is often all that is required to get things moving again. But if you give it a go and the water still won’t drain, it’s time to step up your attack.
It is tempting to reach for a harsh chemical drain opener, but use of these products may create even bigger problems. Should this caustic solution fail to break up your clog, now you have a pipe full of toxic slurry to deal with, too; you can’t even go back to plunging at this point, as you run the risk of splashing chemicals all over the room.
Your best bet is to seek the services of your local 24-hour plumber, who will send someone out as soon as possible to assess the situation and prescribe the best course of action. They will have you flowing again in no time!
We’ve seen how important it is to keep water flowing; of even greater concern is the matter of keeping it bottled up until we want it. It’s no secret that water damage is one of the most serious and costly harms your home or business is likely to suffer. When it comes to plumbing malfunctions, early detection and swift intervention by trained professionals is essential in preventing small problems from turning into major catastrophes.
Leaks can occur at any point in a plumbing system, but especially vulnerable points include faucets, washing machine/dishwasher hoses and toilets. Corroded pipes and fittings are frequent culprits, too. The minute you spot a leak, you should immediately shut off your nearest water valve, then call your emergency plumbing professional, as even a small breach can quickly escalate into a flood. (Do you know where your house’s master water valve is? You should!) A quick inspection by your plumbing professional will sort out your trouble before you are faced with making an insurance claim for water damage.
One of the more potentially dangerous appliances in any given house is the water heater. We can generally count on them to provide years of trouble-free service — but when they stop working, it’s time to call for professional help. Fiddling with a hot water tank’s gas and/or electrical connections is not a do-it-yourself job for the average person. And remember, malfunctioning hot water tanks can, under adverse conditions, actually explode!
If you suddenly find yourself without hot water, contact your 24-hour emergency plumber right away. He or she will be able to make sure you don’t have a dangerous gas leak and get you back on your feet right away, whether it means a simple repair or installation of an entirely new unit.
Sump pumps, toilet mechanisms,
ump pumps, toilet mechanisms, detachable shower heads, garbage disposals, water softeners — any appliances or accessories that connect to or interact with your plumbing system — can all be points of failure, and all are within your emergency plumber’s area of expertise. No matter what sort of plumbing emergency you face, give them a call and put your mind at ease.
detachable showerheads, garbage disposals, water softeners — any appliances