How to: Fix Emergency Plumbing Problems

May 11, 2023

When a plumbing problem occurs late at night or after hours, it’s tempting to call for emergency repairs. While it may be the solution to call someone immediately, pay the extra cost of a plumber, and get the problem fixed, it may not always be necessary. An emergency repair may be required in some cases. At other times, the problem might be able to wait until normal business hours.

Here are the questions we encourage you to ask when a plumbing emergency occurs:

Can I fix the problem?

While some may think they are skilled at home or plumbing repairs, certain situations need professional attention. When it comes to an emergency, this is a job for a professional. Trying to fix the problem on your own, especially when feeling rushed, could lead to larger plumbing problems, like pipe-breaks and larger leaks. Call a professional, they are trained to make repairs.

Can the problem wait? 

Before you call a plumber, determine the severity of your plumbing problem. For example, if you have a leak in your basement that is spewing water uncontrollably, then you shouldn’t wait until business hours! However, if you have a broken toilet or sink and can avoid using it until the morning, you could save yourself the extra fees typically added on for an emergency service.

Where is my home’s main water valve?

In the event of a plumbing emergency, one of the most important tips to know is how to shut off your home’s main water valve. Knowing where the main water shutoff valve is located can help save you from a major plumbing disaster, and help buy extra time until a plumber arrives.

Emergencies in the home can occur at any time. When in doubt, call a professional to assess the problem. To learn more about Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing emergency plumbing services, call 844-216-9300 or visit Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing’s website at .

Last Updated: February 22, 2024