The Most Common Problems That Your Emergency Plumber Sees In Their Service Calls | San Antonio, TX

The Most Common Problems That Your Emergency Plumber Sees In Their Service Calls | San Antonio, TX

There are few situations that can disrupt daily life in San Antonio, TX like a plumbing problem. The top-notch team at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio has all gone through plumbing issues, and we know the importance of an emergency plumber that is ready to act when you need it most, not several days later.

A toilet that won’t flush or a drain that is slowly emptying is a warning sign that you need to consult an emergency plumber right away. Plumbing that doesn’t function efficiently doesn’t improve on its own. In reality, the problem will accumulate and eventually require a significant plumbing repair.

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Like any type of home maintenance, plumbing needs to be inspected and maintained at a minimum every year. If you ignore your plumbing network, it is more likely you will need emergency plumbing services at an inconvenient time!

Here are a few of the most common emergency repairs we conduct:

-Sewer repair

-Clogged toilets


-Emergency plumbing services

-Faucet repair

-Water heater installation

-Drain cleaning services

-Sewer Repair

The sure sign of a sewer leak is a persisting bad smell in your home. We specialize in repairing the pipe lining, sewer repairs without trenches and typical sewer line repairs. Sewage pipes have a limited life span like most things. Pipes can become rusty, blocked, or even corroded.

Older homes in San Antonio, TX (50 years or more) are more likely to suffer from corrosion. Leaks can occur when the sewer pipes are old, excess gray water accumulates, or materials put too much pressure on them creating a crack and then a leak. Obstructions and blockages can be the result of tree roots knotting around the piping, or the build-up of hair, grease, or any number of things.

Your sewer pipes are as different as the make and model of cars. One type of sewer line repair isn’t the same as another. A professional, emergency plumber knows what tools are necessary to get the job done and our team members are dedicated to streamlining plumbing repairs by using advanced technology and years of experience.

It is important to note that not all sewer line repairs need to dig up your beautiful yard. Our specialized sewer repairs utilize specific cameras made to find the problem and deal with it in a way that isn’t destructive or inconvenient. The experienced emergency plumbers from bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio quickly define the perimeters of the problem and follow up with the best course of action on how to get your plumbing back into shape.

Toilet Repair

An overflowing toilet or one that won’t flush isn’t an unusual problem. People regularly flush items that don’t belong in the toilet bowl. That isn’t completely your fault. Many products like baby wipes, female hygiene products, and harsh cleansers are marketed as flush-friendly.

The team members at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio suggest educating everyone that lives with you to be conscious not to throw these materials into the toilet. A well-placed trash can protect your pipes and your flushing power from a reoccurring need for an emergency plumber.

Overflowing toilets are another common problem, particularly if you have kids. Children are notorious for plunking action figures, toys, and other obstructions down the toilet. This results in water and possibly sewage overflowing onto the bathroom floor. Another common factor causing overflows are faulty flush valves, rusty handles, and broken flapper seals. No matter your need for an emergency plumber, the bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio experts are here for you.


A drip isn’t going to grab your attention and neither is a small leak. They can be difficult to spot. A factor to look out for is when your water bill is unexpectedly costly, damp spots, mildew, and musty scents throughout your home.

Ignoring a leak won’t only result in more expensive water tariffs, but they can damage the foundation and the interiors of your house. The best idea is to keep an eye out for leaks and seek advice from an emergency plumber as soon as you spot trouble.

Faucet Repairs

A leaking faucet can keep you awake all night. A slow leak can potentially waste approximately 20 gallons of water every single day. A drip may not seem like a big deal at first but after you get that first, exorbitant water bill you will see why hiring an emergency plumber is of tremendous value. Repairing your faucets can reduce your water bills and prevent harm from happening to your home.

Water Heater Installation and Repair

A shower without hot water is no fun. Freezing in cold water and waiting for the water to warm up isn’t comfortable either. You need an emergency plumber in San Antonio, TX. There are lots of causes for a lack of hot water including heating element faults, sediment collection, and loose wires. Or it could be that your water heater isn’t big enough for your needs.  

Drain Cleaning

Kitchen and bathroom drains slowly emptying can have a clog. Soap, oil, food, hair, and other stuff have a harder time being taken into the waste lines. As a result, these items can block your plumbing network. Similarly to a small water heater, if your sewer pipes aren’t the correct size then a blockage is inevitable.

Customer Feedback

“Not all plumbing services are the same. I hired a substandard plumber for years and suffered from the same issue over and over again. I asked myself for two years why my toilet keeps clogging with disgusting waste all over my bathroom floor. During a particularly bad clog, my regular plumber couldn’t respond to the emergency and I called bluefrog instead. I’m grateful I did! Their expert discovered a blockage underneath the toilet that was removed in 15 minutes and I haven’t had any trouble since. I’m never going back to the old plumber, bluefrog, it always is, always!”

Lena Gatlin, San Antonio Resident

“Incredible plumbers with an exceptional level of customer service!”

Nick Piacesk, San Antonio Resident

If you are in need of expert emergency plumbing services, reach out to bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio today!

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