No one expects to have a plumbing emergency, but urgent repair and water problems can happen to any homeowner in Southern New Jersey. For some homeowners who are handy around the home it may be tempting to go it alone, but for these five instances it’s imperative to get a professional plumber on the scene as quickly as possible. At Bovio, we’ve helped homeowners from Cherry Hill to Washington Township NJ with their plumbing emergencies promptly and professionally. Here are five instances when an immediate call to a 24-hour plumber is necessary.
1. There’s a Risk of Flooding (You Can’t Stop The Water!)
Whether it’s an appliance that’s sprung a leak that you cannot stop, or a home repair project that’s gone wrong, we can stop the water from causing more damage. We can also give you some actions to take to shut off the water supply to avoid further damage. In the meantime, try to locate the shut off valve to stop additional water flow. If water accumulation is extensive it’s a good idea to get out of the house to avoid injury. Emergency plumbing assistance is just a phone call away at Bovio.
2. Burst or Frozen Pipes
Winters can come on strong in New Jersey’s Harrison & Monroe Townships, and frozen or burst pipes are a nasty surprise! While It’s tempting to try to defrost pipes on your own, the smart move is to call an emergency plumber right away to resolve the issue without causing any additional damage. The burst pipe pros at Bovio can assess the damage and identify where pipes need plumbing repair to stop further damage.
3. Toilet Overflow
Is there anything more anxiety-inducing than seeing the water in the toilet rise up above the seat? First turn off the water behind the toilet and use towels to prevent the spread of the overflow. While the cause may be as simple as a clog from too much toilet paper or a child’s toy, other more serious causes can include a blocked septic line. Solutions for this emergency plumbing repair may be a rooter drain cleaning or something more systemic. Don’t delay your call for an emergency plumbing visit!
4. Sewer Backup
The first signs of a backup in your sewer line may be a gurgling sound when flushing, or unexpectedly strong odors. There’s nothing pleasant about a sewer backup, so the quicker you get an emergency plumber to your home the better. If possible it’s a good idea to try to move furniture or rugs out of harm’s way to avoid extensive damage. Bovio’s experienced team can get to the source of the problem, which could be a blocked pipe, tree root damage or frost causing a shift in the soil around your sewer pipe.
5. Freezing Cold Water in the Shower
If your hot water is suddenly missing in action, your water heater may have finally kicked the bucket. Check to see if there’s any water leakage around the tank. If your water heater is a gas-fired unit, and you smell gas, then leave the house immediately. The 24-hour emergency plumbing team at Bovio can respond quickly to repair or replace your malfunctioning water heater. If it’s time for a replacement, you might consider the benefits of an on-demand Navien tankless water heater to avoid water leaks and enjoy hot water as you need it!