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What Types of Plumbing Problems Require Immediate Assistance

What Types of Plumbing Problems Require Immediate Assistance

When homeowners think of calling emergency services in Poughkeepsie, it’s usually to deal with issues like household fires or gas leaks. However, there are certain plumbing issues that can lead to significant health and safety concerns, as well. That’s why D. Rohde Heating & Plumbing is available for emergency services 24 hours a day. Regardless of when the emergency occurs, we can have a plumber dispatched to your Poughkeepsie residence immediately.

If you’ve never experienced a plumbing emergency before, you might be wondering what sort of situations could occur. Here are some scenarios that could require emergency assistance:

  1. Severe drain blockages

Clogged drains are usually not regarded as an emergency. However, in certain situations, they can be extremely dangerous. If you’ve noticed unusual behavior in your plumbing after using chemical drain cleaners, it’s important to speak with a professional. Chemical cleaners can cause a lot of damage to your pipes, leading to serious leaks that could deposit water onto your electrical system.

Additionally, if you notice foul-smelling or discolored water backing up into your plumbing fixtures, it could be due to a clog in your sewer line. This poses a danger to your health and should be resolved as soon as possible.

  1. Unusual dampness or puddles

If you’ve noticed certain areas of your home are suddenly appearing damp, it’s likely that a leaky or burst pipe is the culprit. Unless the plumbing system is easily accessible in that area, it can be difficult to identify the source of the water and the severity of the situation. An experienced plumber can determine how best to resolve the situation, helping to prevent expensive water damage and electrical dangers.

  1. Visible burst pipes 

Alternatively, if you have a visible burst pipe, you may be able to isolate the area and shut off the water supply to that specific room. As long as your plumbing is still functional elsewhere, you could wait until business hours for regular plumbing services. However, if you are unable to turn off the water supply without affecting the main water system, or the damage is too widespread and severe, it might be best to call for emergency assistance.

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Regardless of whether you’re in need of regular repairs or experiencing a serious plumbing emergency, the experts at D. Rohde Heating & Plumbing are here to help. Contact us for further details today!