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You wake up on a winter morning and you find that the water heater has broken down. It is a weekend as well, but do you know a plumbing service that works weekends? This is a stressful time not made easy by the fact that not every plumber will work a weekend or at night. So where do you find an emergency plumber in Fernandina, FL?
Hopefully, you already know a good plumber who can help late at night when a pipe bursts. But what if they are not available? You cannot wait until the morning if you have a blocked and overflowing toilet. Hopefully, you will turn to Bert Norman’s Plumbing for help. We have an amazing team that is always on standby to help you at all hours of the day or night. Should you need an emergency plumber the team at Bert Norman’s Plumbing go out of their way to respond rapidly to your every need.
Warning Signs That You Need an Emergency Plumber
You should be on the lookout for any early signs that you need emergency plumbing work. Spotting a problem early will save you a lot of future stress and the need and expense for an emergency plumber.
Your Toilets and Sinks keep Clogging or Blocking
People will pour anything down a sink or toilet and treat them as a garbage bin. It should be no surprise that clogs and blockages form so often. One example is the pouring of grease and food down a sink. They will stick to the insides of the pipes and slowly build up over time to form clogs. As they grow, you will notice the water draining more slowly from the sink. If you fail to act eventually the pipes will block and the water will have nowhere to go.
You should avoid putting anything down the toilet other than water, toilet paper, and human waste. It may come as a surprise but putting wet wipes down the toilet is a bad idea. They cannot easily dissolve in water and if they become trapped, it can be the start of a blockage.
Pouring harsh chemicals down a sink or sink may help, but if you repeatedly use them, it can cause damage to older pipework and joints, and cause a leak. If you keep flushing a blocked toilet it can overflow and create a dangerous health situation. If your sinks and toilets keep blocking, you will need to call for a plumber from Bert Norman.
You Hear Dripping or Running Water
This is a sure sign that you need a plumber from Bert Norman’s. Not all leaks are visible, and the first sign may be that your water bills have sharply increased. There could be a tale-tell smell of mold and mildew coming from under the sink cabinet. Water leaks can be an invisible damaging force and cause unseen harm to your home.
If you do spot a leak, your first reaction may be to try to fix it yourself. Somebody untrained in DIY repairs could make the problem worse and cause more water damage. There is no shame in admitting that some plumbing jobs are beyond you. Call us today, we can sort any leak out quickly.
Puddles of Water
Some leaks are easily seen, such as puddles of water found around a water heater, and could be due to loosening the connections on inlet and outlet pipes. But, if you see standing water pooled around the sides of your home, you may have a slab leak.
A slab leak occurs when the water or sewer lines underneath or inside a home’s foundation begin to leak. As most homes are built on concrete foundations, this is a quite common problem. If you notice that your lawn is green and damp when it has not rained, this is another sign that you have a slab leak. Such a leak could have been going on for a long time and could be due to the corroding of old pipes or from damage from the ground shifting or tree roots breaking the lines.
Bert Norman’s plumbing has] a great deal of experience with slab leaks. This is just as well because in the wrong hands a great deal of damage can be done digging up your foundation and yard in trying to locate the source of the leak. We have the right equipment to locate and replace your water and sewer lines.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure could be a result of a clog or a leak anywhere in your plumbing system. If your pipework is old then there could be a build-up of corrosion and scale, this could restrict the flow of water through the pipes and explain why your water is tasting odd. A faulty hot water shut-off valve in your water heater may be the cause of low pressure. So could a faulty pressure regulator if you have one in your home. There could be many causes for low water pressure, and you will need an experienced plumber from Bert Norman’s to find out what exactly the cause is and to quickly fix it for you.
Regular Servicing Will Save You Dollars!
We at Bert Norman’s plumbing strongly advise you to have your plumbing system regularly serviced at least once a year. For example, your water heater will run at higher efficiency after an annual service, saving you money on energy bills. A service picks up on any small problems and prevents them from becoming expensive repairs.
Bert Norman’s Plumbing of Fernandina, FL
Bert Norman’s Plumbing is a local family firm, founded in 1985. We have strong ties to the area and understand the needs of our local community. If you need an emergency plumbing service, at whatever time of the day or night, we will respond ASAP.
Water is a powerful destructive force and will cause serious damage if left for any period. Putting off a regular plumbing service or repair work could cause serious damage to your home. If you have any plumbing concerns, large or small, please give us a call so we can talk about how to help you at a price you can afford