When you think of needing a emergency plumber immediately, the first thought that comes to mind is usually a pipe bursting suddenly, and water begins to flood your home. Even with regularly scheduled plumbing maintenance, emergencies can still occur within a matter of minutes. There’s no doubt in this instance that you need a trained professional to get to your home as fast as possible.

The question that generally arises from this is when do I need a professional and how does it benefit me to hire a certified plumber?

Why Call For Professional Plumber Help?

Without a doubt, everyone knows that hiring a professional can save you time as well as save you money. For starters, water damage is one of the most expensive and time-consuming repairs that any homeowner can face. One small crack in a broken pipe can spill over 250 gallons of water in one day if not treated properly within a quick enough time frame. This can cause structural damage, damage to your valuables, and over time, this can lead to mold as well as other health hazards.

Finding an emergency plumber near you can:

  • Minimize the damage and costs
  • Fix your plumbing needs with expertise and quality tools
  • Help prevent any future damage by analyzing other problem areas before another emergency arises

With qualified emergency plumber professionals, the job is done right the first time by certified professional emergency plumbers with years of experience. With their technical skills being applied, your plumbing emergency is handled with delicate care and quality service. You may ask yourself, besides flooding and large pipes bursting, what are some of the other services I may need that require expert emergency plumbing?

Leaking Pipes

Leaking pipes may not seem to warrant an emergency plumbing service for some, but if left unattended, these issues can lead to extensive repairs and damage to your home structure. Over time, pipe leaks can cause the structure to sag, or in worst cases, collapse completely. That’s why an immediate call and repair is needed from qualified plumbing professionals.

If you suspect a leaking pipe and are unable to find it, plumbing experts have some of the state-of-the-art tools and technology which can find your issue almost immediately. Even missing one leak, can lead to a very costly mistake with future structure repairs costing in the thousands. Hiring an expert can help you find those sneaky leaks, and help keep more money in your pocket.

Sewage Backup

A leaking or backed-up sewer can produce a foul stench that can quickly spread into your yard, and even neighboring properties. Even before the signs are visible, and you smell something comparable to rotten eggs or worse, you may have a sewage leak or backup issue just beginning. This is the absolute ideal time to contact your emergency plumbing service to come out and resolve the problem.

What are some of the other telltale signs that your sewer is backed up or beginning to leak?

  • Toilet blockage or flushing issues
  • Drains become slower or halt
  • Lawn indentations
  • Septic waste puddles
  • Cracks in the foundation

Sewage backup is not only a major nuisance, but it can also become a major health hazard very quickly. Children, animals, and people can become sick very quickly if walking through toxic human waste with their bare feet. Even with shoes, this waste can be carried into the home or spread very quickly without you even noticing. In addition to presenting a hazard to you and your family, these pollutants can even do damage to your plants and/or landscaping, leading to very expensive repairs, if not addressed almost immediately.

If signs of a leak or backing up of your sewer have already begun, it’s time for the professional emergency plumbers to come out as quickly as possible to minimize the damage and health hazards already presented.

Blocked Drainage

With clogged drains and pipes, people most often attempt to use store-bought drain cleaners, a plunger, drain snake, and other simple at-home fixes as their first line of defense. However, clogged drains and pipes can go far beyond what a simple at-home solution can remedy. In most cases, at-home fixes either give temporary solutions or can put off repairs that should be addressed immediately by a plumbing professional.

Professional plumbing services can offer a quick assessment of how severe the problem is and exactly where the blockage is occurring. You may have only one blocked drain that you are aware of, while several others may be just beginning with the same issue. With the right tools, and expert assessment, you can save yourself the countless hours and headaches it can take when trying to guess what to do next on your own. 

If one or more drains in your home are blocked or have stopped working completely, call an emergency plumbing service immediately.

Low Water Pressure

At first, your water pressure being low may seem like a minor issue but it can actually be a sign of a major plumbing issue that needs to be addressed promptly. The reason this has to be addressed almost immediately is due to the fact that the underlying issue could already be as serious as a leaking or busted pipe in the home. When water is leaking, low water pressure can mean it’s being diverted elsewhere.


Emergency plumbing is essential, especially if you have a costly plumbing need. Even with regularly scheduled professional maintenance, accidents and unexpected issues can arise. With a professional plumber just one call away, you can see time saved, and immediate results.

If you have a plumbing emergency that needs immediate attention, call our experts here at Cooper Plumbing (832) 441-9683