As you can imagine plumbers are called for a variety of reasons. Most of the time they are able to help solve the issue at hand within an hour or two. With thousands of plumbing calls being made every day across the country, what are the top three reasons we get called in the first place?
In this article we will list the top three reasons plumbers get called. We will start at number three and finish with the most common.
3. Water Heater – Whether it be repair, maintain or replace, water heaters are the third most common reason your plumber gets called. Most common reasons that water heaters are the reason for the call are: insufficient heated water, leaking pipes to and from the unit, as well as strange noises coming from the heater itself.
2. Leaky Pipes – When you have pipes that run throughout your entire home there will eventually be a leak. When the typical flow rate is between 6-12 gallons of water per minute when in use, your plumbing takes on a lot of pressure. This will inevitably lead to a leak. Its just a matter of time.
1. Clogged Drains – yep, good old fashion clogs. All types of debris gets sent down these drains. In the bathroom its soap and hair. In the kitchen its food based products. No matter where or what the cause, the drain gets clogged. People will often try liquid drain cleaner before finally reaching out to us. We employ a variety of tactics but the drain snake is the most effective.
Do you have a favorite plumber? Is there a plumber on call for you? It may be a good idea to have a plumber’s information handy for when the emergency comes. If the emergency happens late at night or very early in the morning, it may be a good idea to Google “24 hour plumber”.
Plumbers will often charge a much higher rate if they are called during “off hours”. If the problem is not an emergency in nature, it may be a good idea to call your plumber during regular working hours to get the standard rate.