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Serving Chesapeake and The Greater Hampton Roads Area

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What Constitutes a Plumbing Emergency?

question-markSometimes there is just no telling when a problem with your plumbing system is going to arise. Yes, most problems will give you clues and hints that trouble is brewing. That does not mean, however, that you will always notice them, or that you can be expected to. In many instances, after all, problems with your plumbing system are only going to become symptomatic after they have already started to do some damage. So what do you do when a problem does pop up out of seemingly nowhere?

If your answer is “wait until the plumbing companies get going in the morning,” then you may not be exactly right. Yes, many problems with your plumbing system may be able to wait until morning, or even over a long weekend, before being resolved. However, there are others that are going to demand much more immediate attention. That is when you need to schedule emergency plumbing services in Chesapeake, VA. Contact a member of our team to do so.

Sometimes, Problems Just Cannot Wait

It’s the middle of the night,  and you get out of bed to grab a glass of water. As you’re walking down the hall, you notice that you hear your toilet running. You jiggle the handle for a moment,  but can’t seem to stop the running.

Or perhaps it’s a dripping faucet that you hear. Or maybe you noticed that your after-work shower just was not all that hot. Whatever the case may be, these problems are not exactly emergencies. Chances are that you are not going to be putting your safety or the condition of your property at risk by waiting until morning to call for help.

Then, there are those issues that demand immediate attention. Imagine, for instance, that you went to get that same glass of water, and discovered that a burst pipe was flooding the kitchen. Or that your water heater tank is cracked and leaking hot water all over the floor of the utility closet.

These types of problems, where delaying in scheduling service—or at least in speaking with a trained professional to determine what course of action is necessary—could result in serious damages or major inconveniences over a holiday are the emergencies that we’re talking about. Sewage backing up into your home, ceilings sagging in due to water leaks, that sort of thing.

So I Just Call, Whatever the Time May Be?

That’s right. And rest assured, we are not a predatory company looking to gouge stressed-out homeowners when such troubles arise. If you really want peace of mind, however, then you should consider joining our Peace of Mind Priority Membership Club. This will entitle you to priority service status, and will eliminate after-hours fees, dispatch charges, and other expenses that we cannot extend to non-members.

Regardless of whether you want to join the membership club or if you wish only to schedule services as the need comes up, we’re here for you. Don’t let problems get out of hand, just because you’re not sure if what you’re dealing with is a true emergency.

House Call Company is here for your emergency plumbing needs. Contact us and see how we can make you smile.

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