Some plumbing problems are mere nuisances, but other emergency plumbing issues can cause serious damage over time without immediate attention. You shouldn’t have to wait weeks, days or even hours to get your hot water flowing again or to stop your pipe from leaking.
Our emergency plumbers understand the importance of immediate plumbing assistance. That’s why Flatley’s Plumbing Express provides 24-hour emergency plumbing services to our valued customers in the Chicago area.
Whether your pipes are frozen or your water heater is leaking, our emergency plumbers have the experience and skills needed to repair your plumbing quickly and efficiently.
Contact our plumbing professionals now to get your plumbing emergency fixed in no time.
3 Common Plumbing Emergencies
Frozen and Burst Pipes
Chicago winters and frozen pipes go together like peanut butter and jelly. Water freezes and expands in pipes exposed to below-freezing temperatures in the Windy City. This can result in cracked or even burst pipeline.
Without immediate attention from a plumbing professional, leaking or burst pipes can lead to mold growth, major flooding and even serious structural damage.
If you suspect a frozen and burst pipe, it’s important to first locate and close the main water shutoff valve to stop the water flow. If serious flooding was underway, this will stop it. Next, drain the trapped water and steam from your frozen pipes by turning on the water taps.
Hot Water Heater Damage
Imagine your day with no access to hot water. No steamy shower, no squeaky-clean dishes, no fresh laundry. A reliable hot water supply is vital for many everyday activities, which is why Flatley’s Plumbing Express offers 24-hour emergency service for your hot water needs.
If your water heater is leaking or malfunctioning, you could be flushing a lot of water heating bills down the drain. Even a tiny leak can also severely damage the hot water heater and lead to serious property damage.
Before calling a plumbing professional, check to see if the water heater’s pilot light is lit and make sure the temperature setting is right. To prevent further damage, close the water heater’s inlet valve and cut off the electricity source.
Broken Water Lines
A host of factors can cause underground water lines to break: tree roots, earthquakes, natural wear and even misaimed shovel. Broken water lines can cause leaks and floods, poor water quality and very low water pressure.
Leaking streams or soggy and damp areas in the yard are signs of compromised water lines. Severe sewer blockages are also good indicators of tree root invasion.
It’s important to call a professional plumber right away to fix the broken water lines by digging up and replacing the damaged plumbing lines in your yard.
Flatley’s Plumbing Express also provides emergency services for:
- Sewer backup
- Sump pump backup
- Gas leak
- Copper water line leak
With decades of excellent plumbing service under our belts, customer satisfaction is our #1 priority and we’re confident we can address any emergency plumbing issues you may have. Check out our specials and find the right deal for you or call us to schedule your appointment today.
Emergency plumbers are available in:
Hinsdale, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Joliet, Lisle, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Darien, Woodridge, Plainfield, Lockport, Homer Glen, New Lenox, Mokena, Tinley Park, Orland Park, Naperville, Oak Lawn