If you ever have to call for an emergency plumber you’re probably already going to be in a bad mood. Your day was just thrown off kilter by a problem you didn’t see happening. Whether it’s a busted pipe, failed water heater tank, or a sudden drain backup either in a basement, a sink, toilet, or tub it’s never something you want to think of dealing with in your daily routine. Thankfully calling for an Emergency Plumber in San Antonio, TX is simple and will be a bounty to you so you can get back to your normal day. You’ll have less stress and more peace of mind.
When Is It Considered an Emergency?
Well first off it’s probably an emergency if you didn’t expect it. You don’t call for an emergency if you’re building or remodeling a house, you call for an emergency plumber when it hits all of a sudden. So timing is everything. Is it something you can get by without in the short term? Then it probably wouldn’t constitute an emergency but would be an inconvenience. Just because it’s on the “To Do” list at your house to get done eventually doesn’t mean you have to call for an emergency plumber, it just means you need a regular service call.
The best way to frame a time to call an emergency plumber as an emergency is when the timing of a plumbing failure is inconvenient. Middle of the night thud followed by water spraying? That’s an emergency call. Taking a shower and the hot water disappears for no reason? That’s also an emergency call. Having a smell come from a drain that wasn’t there before or gunk coming up from the drain? That would likely be an emergency call. It doesn’t have to be a catastrophic failure to get an emergency plumber but it does mean that quick action should be taken to prevent further damage to your house, your personal belongings, your house’s plumbing system, and the appliances in it. Don’t let something that seems like it can wait get out of hand before calling because issues can spring up out of nowhere from ignorance of the situation or just a lack of personal knowledge about plumbing.
Do Emergency Services Take Time?
That is a tricky answer and can be answered with both a yes and a no. If you call for a plumber you are likely to get a response telling you how long it will take for them to get to your house and start figuring out the situation. Plumbers themselves don’t want to leave customers waiting too long because of the consequences to their customers’ homes and to their reputations so they should be upfront with you about response time for someone to get to you to assess the situation and get it taken care of. It may however take some time for the recommended service or replacement to happen in its entirety especially if it is something like a catastrophic failure of your system. If they have to consult with code enforcement they may just cut your water if it’s the middle of the night or weekend and come back later. If they have to get more supplies or if the access to your trouble area is difficult they may patch the problem and give you a time when they will return.
As for the time it takes to do a job itself that is entirely based on the following factors. First would be the size of the problem, as in is it just one little thing or is there a whole bunch or pipes or fittings that need replacement or do they need to open up walls to get to the problem. Next the materials needed would also be a factor. An emergency plumber usually has supplies in their vehicles to get most jobs done quickly but if the problem is above and beyond what is in the truck expect it to take a little more time to get everything locked in, quoted, and installed. The age of the house is something else that would be considered for total time. If you live in a historic home and have a bunch of original pieces or architecture you want to keep intact your emergency plumber will do their best to keep them there but you may have to sacrifice some speed to do so. Also if your house still runs iron pipes or has a mixture of piping throughout it will likely take more time and your plumber may suggest to just unify everything to keep problems from creeping up again. The last major factor would be the size and layout of your house.
Can’t I Just Wait?
This is a question many people consider before calling for an emergency plumber. The honest question you should be asking though is should you wait. Putting problems off until it’s more convenient for you will likely cause an even greater inconvenience in the future. Not only will putting it off until you think you have more time risk having to spend more time at your house while they are fixing your plumbing system it also may cause more damage to your home that it didn’t need to be subjected to. You don’t want to risk structural problems because that will lead to very expensive repairs and longer down times between you and enjoying your home along with higher costs in the end.
If you’re still reading this when your water heater tank just blew, why? Hurry up and call the friendly staff at bluefrog Plumbing and Drain of San Antonio, TX. Their expert professionals and twenty four hours a day, seven days a week service will do their best to get your problems solved as quickly as possible with minimum interruptions to your day and at a price you can afford. Centrally located in San Antonio they can be to any neighborhood or suburb of the city fast.