Red Hook Emergency Plumbing
We’re proud to offer emergency plumbing services, but it’s important to note that emergencies carry a higher labor rate than regular business appointments. If you’re facing a genuine emergency, then it’s money well spent, but there are times when you can just as easily save the funds for something else. Here’s what you should know about our emergency assistance, regular services and how you can avoid calling for emergency help.
What Constitutes as a Plumbing Emergency?
When it comes to plumbing emergencies there are two rules of thumb. The first is that you should call for service if you’re going to be facing water damage, and the second is that you must call for service if you’re unable to use key components of your plumbing system. Consider these examples when deciding if you have an emergency situation or not.
– A leaking pipe that’s draining into a safe basin is not generally a big emergency. However, a leaking pipe that’s pumping water all over your floor should prompt a call. Shut down the water to that pipe and then call us for assistance at any time of the day or night.
– When the toilet is clogged, the main consideration is whether you have another commode to use. In a home with one bathroom, this is an emergency. If you have another bathroom, you can direct the family to use that one and then call during regular business for service.
– Broken garbage disposals are an inconvenience, but they’re really only an emergency if you’re unable to use the sink as a result.
– The failure of a hot water heater is certainly an emergency, but you can avoid the emergency call if you watch for warning signs like falling water temperatures and the tank holding smaller quantities of hot water.
What Services Do You Offer?
We offer a full range of plumbing services, including emergency repairs, valve tagging, hot water tanks, sewer and drain repair, and water softeners. We replace bathroom fixtures and can even remodel the bathroom. A good rule of thumb is that if water is that if it involves the plumbing system in your home, we can help you.
How Can I Prevent Emergencies?
Most plumbing emergencies are actually preventable with a little care. Make sure that children aren’t flushing toys or other objects, and teach them to use a proper amount of paper. A little goes a long way and helps ensure that your system won’t become clogged. Watch for warning signs of leaking pipes, including the sound of running water when all faucets are closed, high water bills, and mysterious puddles. If your water tank isn’t performing up to the usual standards, you should have it inspected before it goes out completely. As winter approaches and freezing weather returns to the area, shut down and bleed out all exterior faucets and even those in the garage to avoid broken pipes.
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We’re here to help you with all of your plumbing emergencies, but we also want to help you avoid emergency situations. If you have any questions about taking care of your plumbing systems, we’re happy to answer them. Call us today at (718) 748-1254 if you have an emergency situation and need professional help.