When water leaks aren’t dealt with quickly, they can cause expensive damage. If you see a damp spot on the floor, hear running water when no faucets are on, notice a drop in water pressure, or have other signs of trouble like mold and mildew, call an emergency plumber to check it out.
Plumbing leaks can be caused by corrosion, age, and even just normal wear and tear. Some may require patching while others need to be replaced completely. Our plumbers are experts at locating and repairing water leaks.
Slab leaks occur when the pipes beneath your home’s concrete foundation (or slab) begin to break down. They usually happen due to poor installation, soil shifts, and just natural wear and tear over time. Symptoms of slab leaks include mysteriously high water bills, a musty or moldy smell, and water spots on your floor. A plumbing inspection is the only way to know if you have a slab leak and to get it fixed fast.
Sewage backups are not only a health hazard, but they can also damage your home. Depending on the level of contamination and how quickly you act, you may be eligible for sewer backup coverage. This is often an add-on or endorsement to your homeowners insurance policy.
Clogged drains are one of the main causes of sewer backups. Items like toilet paper, wipes, cotton, medicine, and cigarette butts can all cause the lines to clog. Heavy rains can also lead to excess running water that the city’s sewage system cannot handle.
Emergency Plumbers in Fort Worth TX can perform a variety of services to keep your plumbing and sewer lines in good condition. They can install backwater prevention valves to stop sewer backflow, fix leaky or damaged pipes, and clean out the line using a hydraulic tool called a hydrojetting machine. This uses water under immense pressure to clear out the pipe walls and restore full flow. The plumber can then inspect the line to ensure there are no further issues.
For many North Texans, the cold temperatures are causing their pipes to freeze and burst. This can lead to expensive repairs that will need to be done by an emergency plumber. The situation is so bad that some homeowners have had to stay at their friends’ or family members’ houses or spend two nights in a hotel while the plumbing is fixed. A spokesperson for State Farm said that the insurance company has had 18,900 claims this week related to water pipe damage.
The extreme weather and record-high usage of city water has stressed aging pipes. The hot summer caused the soil to shift around the water line, making it more likely for the pipe to break.
Plumbers are rushing from one call to the next this week fixing the damage from the freezing and thawing of pipes. Milestone’s Nathan Montgomery says he has been booked through Friday. He is urging people to turn off their water at the main shut-off valve before turning it back on again.
As a result of an Arctic freeze that left North Texas residents with below freezing temperatures overnight and into Friday morning, some water pipes are beginning to crack and burst. The city of Fort Worth recommends contacting a licensed plumber if you suspect your pipes are frozen. Do not use electrical appliances to heat pipes, the city advises, because this could cause them to break or create a risk of electrocution.
The best way to prevent a broken pipe is to regularly check your home for signs of an issue. You should pay attention to thumping sounds, water stains on the walls and floors, or a damp smell in your house. Additionally, you should always make sure that the water meter indicator is not spinning.
A reputable plumbing service company will be able to locate and fix minimal leaks, as well as the larger ones that may lead to serious damage to your property. They will also help you choose the best type of water piping for your home.