10 Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

If you have experienced a plumbing emergency, you can immediately contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing discusses emergencies popular to plumbing daily. Of the most common ones, 10 are here.

    1. Clogged Sinks – a slow drain is annoying but it is not necessarily an emergency unless severe clogged sink.
    2. Clogged Toilets – since the toilet is the most used fixture in your home, it is the usual problem in clogs.
    3. Clogged Bathtubs and Shower Drains – soap scum and hair buildup are the most common reasons for this plumbing emergency.
    4. Leaky Faucets and Toilets – the constant drip is enough to piss off anyone, but leaky faucets and toilets can also shake up your water bills, cause rust to form and facilitate mold growth.
    5. Leaky Water Heater – if you discover a leak or other problem interrupting your hot water supply, you could be wasting a lot of money on water heating.
    6. Leaky Washing Machine Hoses -Washing machines are powerful, reliable devices but often the water hoses are the weakest link.
    7. Broken Water Lines – broken water lines can cause soggy areas in the yard, poor water quality and no or very low water pressure.
    8. Burst Pipes – The freeze-thaw process will cause exposed pipes to burst. This problem could translate into a complete replacement of the pipe, which experts would need to handle.
    9. No Hot Water – A water heater failure or plumbing leak could not cause hot water in your bathroom. However, it could also be your utility company’s fault that you have no hot water.
  • Sewer System Backup – Several clogged drains and water pooling around the basement floor drain are among the signs of a backup sewer system.

To know more about the different common plumbing emergencies, check out this infographic from Mr. Rooter Plumbing.


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