Users' questions

What classifies as a plumbing emergency?

What classifies as a plumbing emergency?

Flooding due to a failed sump pump, burst pipe, sewer back up, or water shut off valve failure, are all examples of plumbing emergencies. Flood damage can cause significant damage to structures and is a safety concern, therefore should be addressed as soon as possible.

Can a plumber fix a sewer line?

What happens is that the odour from the sewer does not have another way to escape from but through your bathroom and another open point connect to the sewer pipe. The only solution is to call a professional plumber to fix the damaged line and unclog the system.

Is a pipe leak an emergency?

If you see a leak in your house that’s large enough for you to, well, see it, then you’ve definitely got a plumbing emergency on your hands. One reason that these leaks still count as plumbing emergencies is that they’re often only warnings or worse problems in the plumbing.

Is a pipe leak dangerous?

The severity of a pipe leak will often be judged by the damage it causes to the home. This could range from structural to health issues around the home. Health effects include mould and damp problems that could be very harmful to people with respiratory issues such as asthma.

What are the signs of a collapsed sewer line?

8 Broken Sewer Line Symptoms

  • An Odor of Sewer Gas.
  • Slow Drains.
  • Clogs and Backups.
  • Lush, Green Lawn Area.
  • Soggy Lawn.
  • Insect and Rodent Infestation.
  • Mold & Mildew.
  • Broken Slabs and Wall Cracks.

Will homeowners insurance cover burst pipes?

Accidental water damage that occurs as a result of a sudden, unexpected occurrence like a burst pipe, is often covered by a homeowners insurance policy. In addition, cleaning, repair or replacement of wood flooring, drywall and even furniture due to water damage as a result of a burst pipe typically are covered.

How do you stop a pipe from leaking?

For tiny leaks in pipes, use a compound stick available at most hardware stores. Simply rub the stick over the hole to stop the leak. The compound stick can even stop small leaks while the water is still running in the pipe. Epoxy paste can be applied only to dry pipes, and the water must be turned off.

Is it OK to sleep in a room with a leak?

Dry rot can weaken essential structural elements of a house and, in extreme cases, could eventually lead to a collapse. If the room you are sleeping in has advanced dry rot due to a neglected leak, your plaster or drywall ceiling is likely very weak and could fall in on you.

Can a water leak make you sick?

Health Effects and Symptoms Throat, nose and skin irritation. Itchy eyes or redness. Frequent coughing or sneezing, as if affected by a severe allergy. Upper and lower respiratory infection.

Who are the plumbers at emergency plumbing and solar?

At Emergency Plumbing & Solar our licensed and insured plumbers are always ready and on call to come to your aid in any plumbing emergency. Hopefully, you’ll never need our services…but if you do, you can count on us to handle your plumbing problems with professional care!

Can You line a whole pipe with epoxy?

Epoxy pipe lining can be considered replacement or repair, depending on whether the whole pipe length will be lined or just a section. If only a section of pipe (a spot repair) is lined, it is considered a repair. If you line the whole pipe from start to finish, it is basically like getting a brand new pipe installed (aka replacement).

Who is emergency plumbing and solar of Oahu?

EMERGENCY PLUMBING & SOLAR is Serving The Entire Oahu & Maui Island At Emergency Plumbing & Solar our licensed and insured plumbers are always ready and on call to come to your aid in any plumbing emergency. We pride ourselves on serving our entire island of Oahu and Maui 365 days a year 24/7 MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT