10 Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

By Thornton Plumbing and Heating

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Plumbing emergencies in Salt Lake City are a nightmare, but you’d rather be prepared for them than not. To help you, these are the top 10 plumbing emergencies for homeowners.

Clogged Toilets

Many products can cause a clogged toilet like flushing sanitary pads, ear swabs, wet wipes, and so forth. A quick way to solve this is to use a toilet plunger to remove the clog. If that doesn’t work, call us immediately.

Clogged Sink or Bathtub

This can be a serious emergency in homes with only one sink and bathtub. You can remove the clog by using your fingers or a wire clothing hanger. If the problem persists, we’ll be happy to step in!

Burst Pipes

Burst pipes can be a costly emergency because of the water damage they may cause. There are many reasons for burst pipes, including old or frozen pipes. To avoid this, maintain your pipes and ensure the temperature in your house never goes below freezing.

No Hot Water

No hot water is an uncomfortable problem, especially during Winter. This could be a problem with the water heater. Common water heater problems include the heating mechanism breaking, a broken dip tube, or a build-up of grime. To fix any of these problems, call Thornton Plumbing and Heating Inc. today!

Sump Pump Failure

If you have a basement or crawl space, you’ll also have a sump pump. Sump pumps prevent your basement or crawl space from flooding when it storms. If your sump pump doesn’t work, it could be due to wear, the switch might be stuck, or debris clogging the device.

If your sump pump is not working, your house could flood. So, call us immediately!

Broken Water Line

All homes have a water line to transport water from the primary source to the home. If your water line is broken, you’ll notice the water isn’t flowing, the water pressure is lower, or water is sputtering out of the faucets. Another sign is wet patches in your yard. A broken water line leads to a higher utility bill, so call us as soon as possible.

Broken Washing Machine Hose

A broken washing machine hose means you can’t use the washing machine. And if you use the washing machine, water will flow from the hose to the ground. Don’t let this problem force you to pay for a laundromat. Simply call Thornton Plumbing and Heating Inc. for a solution.

Toilet won’t Stop Running

When your toilet won’t stop running, it uses an unreasonable amount of water. An emergency plumber will be a lot less expensive than that utility bill! So, call us to help you quickly solve this problem.

Sewage Backup

You’ll smell a sewage backup before you see it. This is when the waste that leaves your home clogs up and goes back into your home. Not only does this smell horrific, but it poses a serious health risk to your household too. The moment you notice a sewage backup, call us for emergency help!

Severe Leaks

Severe leaks can be a costly problem as you’ll pay for wasted water. Tape is a temporary solution but not a permanent fix. Call Thornton Plumbing and Heating Inc. for a long-term solution!

Thornton Plumbing and Heating Inc. for Any Plumbing Emergency

As experts in this industry, we have the expertise and dedication to fix plumbing emergencies swiftly. Our services are professional, and our prices are competitive. Our company aims to help residents of Salt Lake City and neighbouring areas.

For emergency plumbing assistance, call us today!

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