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When is My Plumbing an Emergency Plumbing Issue?

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Plumbing problems are things that no one wants to deal with. Fixing your plumbing is usually messy and uncomfortable and always requires more work and skill than most of us have time for. Plumbers are experts in all of these things, but not all plumbing problems happen between regular business hours, so how do you know when the issue can wait and when you need to call for emergency plumbing assistance? Here at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines, we want to give you a few examples of times that you should call for emergency plumbing assistance.

  • Backed-Up Sewer Line– A backed-up sewer line calls for immediate emergency plumbing assistance! When you have a sewer line that is backed up, you'll need expert help as soon as possible to ensure that you don't have further leakage or waste issues and are also able to take care of the ones you have.
  • Frozen Pipes- As all of us learned in elementary school that water is one of the few things that expands when frozen. When you have and expanding mater in an unyielding casing, it is a disaster in the making! If your pipes haven't burst already, they may soon and getting help can prevent hours of heartache and cleanup.
  • Broken Water Heater- Water heaters not only make things more comfortable, but also keep certain appliances functioning properly. While you might be able to handle a cold shower or two, a water heater that has sprung a leak needs emergency plumbing help!