We all rely on water for thousands of other useful purposes aside from drinking it, so it's no wonder that many of us consider it to be pretty harmless. This is doubly so when it comes to the water we have running in our homes. All plumbers will tell you that as a homeowner, you should have it at the back of their mind than under certain circumstances, water can turn into a costly and potentially dangerous force.
Whenever water manages to find its way someplace where it's not supposed to be, the situation can develop into costly damage with extreme rapidity, and that's why it's always a good idea to have the contacts of reliable professionals such as Benjamin Franklin Plumbing on hand. We are always ready to come to the aid of our Katy, TX customers should the unfortunate unforeseen come to pass in their homes or places of work.
The key to keeping damage to a minimum in such emergency scenarios is to have it dealt with as soon as possible. It is often a bad idea to try and tackle plumbing related emergencies on your own, no matter how skilled a do-it-yourselfer you may believe yourself to be. You might spend an hour battling a burst pipe only to realize that the job is too complex for you. Maybe you won't have all the tools you need to get it under control. That one hour might translate to hundreds of dollars in damages that you might have saved had you made the call to your plumbers as soon as you noticed the problem.
Here is a list of situations that where your best interest would lie in calling Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. We'll have people right over to quickly get your plumbing in working order.
- Pipe Bursts
Our experience serving Katy, TX residents over the years tells us burst pipes are at the top of the list when it comes to plumbing emergencies in the home or office. We at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing know just how important it is that such a situation is resolved quickly, and that's why we take pride in being extremely punctual when responding to emergency calls.
The valuable possessions you have in your home or office should not be placed at the risk of damage when help is just a phone call away. Even if you intend to try and get some of your important furnishing, documents, or otherwise water-sensitive materials out of reach of the encroaching waters, make sure that the first thing you do is make the call.
- Clogged Drainage
While backed up plumbing might not be the most urgent of emergencies our Katy, TX plumbers encounter in their line of work, it might certainly rank first in terms of sheer discomfort. We may pay very little attention to our pipes when they are functioning as they should, but things change quickly when they get clogged up. There are few things more frustrating.
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we have experienced plumbers that will be able to pinpoint the location of the clog. Specialized pipe-clearing equipment is a permanent part of the gear our plumbers respond to emergencies with, so your problem is as good as taken care of once you make the call to us.
- Frozen Pipes
Katy, TX experiences its fair share of winter's chilly embrace, and temperatures have been known to dip below the point of freezing. Frozen pipes are a big concern in these conditions. As a homeowner, you may not notice that your pipes are freezing up until you try and turn on a faucet. Water will simply stop flowing through them.
You shouldn't try and find a way to heat up the pipes yourself, as the procedure for doing so is more complex than you might assume. Qualified plumbers will be able to carry out the operation for you safely and efficiently. They will also be in a position to help you insulate them against extremely low temperatures in the future.
- Toilet Overflow
This is every homeowner's worst plumbing nightmare. You couldn't imagine a more troubling scenario than an overflowing toilet. Plumbers have the training and experience to deal with the challenges that accompany such events.
How toilets operate is not as straightforward as many imagine, and so getting the water to stop flowing out of the unit is not as straightforward operation as we might hope. The cause of a toilet overflow, for one, may go beyond a simple instance of drain blockage, even though this is the most common causative factor. Professional plumbers are available to properly diagnose the issue, fix it, and rectify whatever faults might have led to the situation. They will also advise you on what you yourself can do (or not do) in order to minimize the chances of a recurrence.
- Dripping Faucets
While this may not rank as highly as the situations we've highlighted above, constantly dripping faucets are a serious cause for concern in any home or office. Consider this; should your shower or faucet only drip ten times per minute, working out the volume over time will tell us that you're paying for 500 entire gallons of water each year. You're paying for it, and it's not going towards any productive activity.
Depending on the severity and causes of the drip, you might be able to satisfactorily handle the drip with a bit of wrench-work, the installation of a new bracing bracket, or a strip of duct tape, but not all cases will be so simple. You might have an improperly installed element, pressure buildup, or a cracked pipe on your hands, which would definitely be a job for professional plumbers.
Make the Call
Residents of Katy, TXcan rest easy in the knowledge that Benjamin Franklin Plumbing has a team of highly skilled and experienced plumbers ready to deal with whatever plumbing emergency might befall them. Remember, time is of the essence, so don't hesitate to make the call.