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What is Considered a Plumbing Emergency?

Written on: November 13, 2023

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plumbing emergency Hingham, ma With Halloween in the rearview mirror, we’re now in holiday prep season.

Whether you’re having the family over for Thanksgiving, hosting the first night of Hanukkah, or planning a family gathering at Christmas, your South Shore home’s plumbing will be getting a workout thanks to all the extra cooking and laundry, along with guests using the bathrooms.

This increased usage could end up bringing about a plumbing emergency. Fortunately, Williams Energy is here for you, with plumbing service done by licensed, skilled, and experienced plumbers.

You may be wondering what constitutes an emergency when it comes to your home’s plumbing. We’ve assembled some common situations to show you when you should be calling us for emergency plumbing services.

Plumbing emergencies

No hot water: The typical lifespan of a conventional storage-tank water heater is approximately 10 to 15 years. However, if your water heater unexpectedly malfunctions, it can quickly complicate your life. You’ll be deprived of warm showers, hot water taps, and the convenience of a fully functional clothes washer and dishwasher.

To avoid the inconvenience of an unforeseen water heater malfunction, we typically recommend replacing your unit after 10 years. Nevertheless, in the event of a breakdown, our prompt response team will assess the possibility of repair. Should repair prove unfeasible, we will promptly procure a replacement, ensuring the swift restoration of your hot water supply.

Sewage backup: Are you experiencing a foul odor emanating from your water fixtures, drains, or appliances? Whether you are connected to a sewer or have a septic system, it is possible that sewage is backing up into your home. This situation is more than just unpleasant; it can also have negative effects on the health of those living in your household. The skilled plumbers at Williams Energy can assess the presence of a sewage issue and determine whether it originates from your property or elsewhere.

A sewage backup can occur due to various factors, such as pipe obstructions, tree roots, or cracked sewer pipes. Our skilled plumbers possess the expertise to identify the underlying cause accurately and implement the appropriate remedy. With their knowledge and experience, they ensure efficient resolution of the issue, restoring the functionality of your plumbing system.

Standing water: Leaks and drips are a common occurrence in any household, but if left unattended, they can quickly escalate into major problems. The presence of standing water can result in property damage, mold growth, unpleasant odors, and even electrical hazards. If you notice any standing water in your home, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our team will promptly locate and repair the source of the leak, ensuring your home remains safe and dry.

Frozen pipes: As winter approaches and people prepare to leave town for the holidays, the threat of freezing exposed pipes becomes more apparent. Without proper heating or insulation on sub-freezing nights, these pipes can accumulate ice and potentially burst, leading to substantial property damage from water. If you find yourself with a burst pipe and water accumulation, please reach out to us immediately.

Whatever plumbing services for your home, Williams Energy is here for you! Contact us today to learn more.