A leaky faucet can be a nuisance, but it hardly qualifies as a plumbing emergency. Emergencies happen when pipes burst, welds slacken, toilets crack, drains reopen, and suddenly you are flushed through your home with water and possibly sewer. At that very moment you will have your “Ghostbusters” moment, as in “Who are you going to call?”
Having a plan for such an emergency plumbing service is highly recommended by Marc Benoit, the owner of Plumbtech Plumbing.
“We get about five emergency calls a day, which equates to 1825 calls a year. Make or take a few calls, ”said Benoit. “The most common reason people call for a plumbing emergency is a clogged main drain.”
As an indispensable service provider, Benoit says that the Plumbtech team is always available to its customers to meet all of their installation needs. This includes a 24-hour emergency service with three plumbing technicians who are on call to help with urgent plumbing problems in the evenings, at night and on weekends. For all other needs, Plumbtech has 15 professionally trained and licensed plumbers available for commercial and residential plumbing.
Plumbing emergencies can happen anywhere, but owners of older homes who haven’t had regular service or preventive maintenance are particularly at risk, according to Benoit.
“Older homes can be prone to plumbing problems due to deteriorating pipes that require repair and maintenance,” he said. When pipes burst, Plumbtech sends an emergency plumber to fix the problem and then contacts who the property owner can call for proper cleaning and restoration services.
One of the most important things to know about your home, even before doing an emergency installation, is knowing where the primary water stop is in your home. People in older homes may not have localized cut-off levels under sinks in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room. In the event of a pipe burst, locking off the water immediately is a key to minimizing potential damage or ongoing mold problems.
Benoit said that not every call to a plumber has to be an emergency as there are many other common issues that also require professional attention. These include things like low water pressure, a constantly running toilet, lack of hot water, leaky faucets, and clogged sewers. In most cases, these can be easily fixed by a professional plumber.
Plumbtech Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and commercial installation company that also provides services to homeowners, restaurants, offices, condominiums and apartment buildings. Look for them at 24 Ferndale Drive North in Barrie or call 705-722-7209 for 24 hour service.