Unfortunately, plumbing problems come for everyone at some point. Pipes burst, faucets leak, and sump pumps fail. If you’re a business owner, you probably feel like every plumbing problem is an emergency. After all, you don’t want to risk waiting and causing more damage. Our team at Quality Plumbing and Heating Inc. is proud to provide 24/7 emergency service; however, there is value in knowing when to call in the middle of the night or weekend, and when to wait for normal business hours. Read on for a list of examples of true plumbing emergencies.

Plumbing Emergencies

Flood Risk

Flood damage must always be taken seriously. It can quickly cause significant damage to structures and is a serious safety issue. Therefore, if your plumbing problem is causing a potential flood, it is an emergency. Flooding can be caused by a failed sump pump, a burst pipe, sewer backup, or water shutoff valve failure.

Sewer Backup

A backed up sewer not only puts you at risk for flooding, but it is also a health risk. When a sewer line backs up, sewage sits at its backup point, creating a hazard and preventing the ability to use the facilities or run water. These issues must be resolved quickly for the health and safety of anyone in the building.

Burst Pipe Risk

Frozen pipes and/or spigots lend themselves to two concerns: risk of flooding and no water. If a pipe is frozen, not only is water unable to pass through it, but it expands, causing it to crack. This means that once it thaws, it presents the risk of flooding. It’s important to know where your water shutoff valves are located and how they work.

Less Urgent Plumbing Problems

If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned plumbing problems, please don’t hesitate to call our emergency line, day or night. However, we also encourage you to call ahead and schedule service for the following plumbing work:

  • Furnace tune-up or water heater flush
  • Slow-running drain clogs
  • Remodel work
  • Inspections
  • Appliance installation
  • Minor repairs, such as leaking faucets or running toilets

The 24/7 emergency commercial plumbers at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. have been serving the Indianapolis area since 1968. With our high-tech repair methods and modern plumbing solutions, we guarantee a timely response to your HVAC or plumbing emergency. Contact us today at (833) 235-9260 or request service online.