July 13, 2020 by

While many of us have dealt with a clogged toilet or a backed-up drain, a true plumbing emergency is what all homeowners dread. But how do you know if it is truly an emergency, and what should your next steps be?

To help you answer these and more questions, we’ve put together an emergency plumbing service guide you can follow if this ever happens in your High Desert home.

What Is A Plumbing Emergency?

Anything that is severe and causes immediate water damage and issues to your property could fall under a plumbing emergency. Things like burst pipes, gas leaks, and overflowing drains could all be emergencies. The importance of immediately taking are and fixing these issues can be the difference between hundreds and even thousands of dollars in repairs and damages.

What Can I Do If It Happens to Me?

In the event you experience a plumbing emergency, it is vital to call a licensed and insured plumbing service company like our team at Roto-Rooter. A plumbing professional not only delivers licensed and insured services, but they are also trained to be able to solve and repair drain and plumbing issues effectively and as quickly as possible to minimize the amount of damage to your home.

Will My Insurance Cover Water Damage?

Many insurance companies will include coverage and protect you from home water damage. It is important to outline that if the damage was caused by negligence and/or poor maintenance, your homeowners’ insurance will not provide you coverage.

It is always best to contact your insurance provider to go over your coverage and what is and is not currently covered.

How Long Can It Take to Fix a Plumbing Emergency?

While not always the case, many emergency plumbing service jobs can be fixed in half an hour to a few hours. If major pipe replacement and similar plumbing repairs are needed, it can obviously take longer than other issues.

The important thing to remember is the quicker you are to call for plumbing help, the quicker a team can arrive and fix whatever your issue is. Never delay or try to fix the problem yourself.

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