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Six Common Plumbing Emergencies

When plumbing emergencies happen, you want an emergency plumber you can rely on. Fuller Plumbing has earned its reputation for excellence by providing Cumming, GA and surrounding areas with quality plumbing services 24 hours 7 days a week. Call us at 678-538-7971.

Below are six of the most common plumbing emergencies.

Overflowing Toilet

When your toilet is overflowing, turn off the water valve. For a “simple” clog, using a plunger may solve the problem. More serious clogs may require the use of a boring tool. Turn the water back on once the toiled has been unclogged.

Clogged Sink Drain

Preventive measures are the easiest way to prevent clogging your sink drain. Don’t pour coffee grounds, grease, or other substances down the sink. But a sink can clog even in the most diligent of homes. In that event, try a plunger first. If that fails, use a boring tool.

Burst Pipes

Bursting pipescan cause serious water damage and qualify as an extreme plumbing emergency. Turn off your water valve immediately. Then call an emergency plumber.

Leaking Pipes

Some leaking pipes are more serious than others. If a joint is leaking, use a wrench to fasten the joint properly. If a pipe is leaking, discard the pipe and install a replacement. This may call for the services for a professional plumber. Otherwise, you can try using some waterproof tape or a rubber patch.

Sump Pump Failure

You rely on your sump pump during the rainy season. If it is not working properly, check for debris lodging behind the screen. If that does not solve the problem, you may have a faulty float switch. Your sump pump will not work without electricity or during a power outage. Installing a backup battery for the sump pump can keep your basement from flooding during an outage.

Water Heater Malfunction

  • If your water heater doesn’t produce enough hot water, try turning up the thermostat. Just be sure you don’t end up with scalding water.
  • If you are not getting any hot water, make sure the pilot light is on in the water heater.
  • You may notice a nasty smell coming from your water as a result of bacteria. Flush your water heater with water and hydrogen peroxide. Allow the solution to sit for two hours, then rinse with clear water.
  • If your tank is leaking, it is getting old and needs to be replaced.

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