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Emergency Plumbing Services in Birmingham, AL
Most of the time, when a plumbing problem develops you can just call for a plumber and have the issue fixed in the next day or two. Not all plumbing problems have the common courtesy to wait until it is convenient, though. If you have a sudden plumbing issue at three in the morning, you can’t exactly call most plumbing companies and schedule an appointment. Even if you could, it’s rather unreasonable to ask you to wait when your home may be flooding.
In times like these, you need emergency plumbing services. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a complete range of plumbing services throughout Birmingham, AL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers.
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What Qualifies As a Plumbing Emergency?
Generally, a plumbing emergency is just like any other emergency. It’s a problem that needs to be fixed immediately in order to prevent some pretty nasty consequences. As far as plumbing is concerned, the nasty consequence is often water damage. Even a minor amount of water damage can cost thousands of dollars to repair, which is why something like a ruptured pipe is so urgent. You can have an entire floor of your home flood from even a minor pipe rupture, if it’s not fixed as soon as possible. This is why you should schedule emergency services during such an event, rather than waiting for an appointment.
What to Do During a Plumbing Emergency
There are a number of things you can do during a plumbing emergency to mitigate the damage a bit, at least until a professional arrives to help you. First, find and close the water shutoff valve in your home. This valve controls the flow of all water into the home through the water line. Closing it will shut off the flow of water to the problem area, which will prevent more water damage from occurring. It’s a good idea to know beforehand where your water shutoff valve is, so you don’t have to go looking for it during an emergency.
Next, you should clear the area around the problem as much as you can. Move all furniture, rugs, and other objects that might be damaged by water exposure. This both limits the damage and makes it easier for your plumber to get to the problem when he or she arrives. Once that’s done, you can mop up the area to further mitigate any potential water damage caused by water that’s already spilled. Finally, make sure that you call for emergency services as soon as possible!
Call Us for Fast Emergency Plumbing Repair Service
Not all plumbing companies offer emergency plumbing services, mainly because it takes a lot of extra time, money, and personnel. Fortunately for you, we believe the benefits to our customers far outweigh the additional investment on our part. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of emergency plumbing services throughout Birmingham, AL. No matter what the nature of your plumbing emergency is, we can help you out. Call today and one of our expert plumbers will be there as soon as possible.