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Emergency Plumbing Disasters to Avoid This Spring

April 15th, 2016

The gradual change in temperature from season to season is a characteristic of Mother Nature that is to blame for many household damages.  Outdoor materials such as rubber tires, wooden decks, and cement patios become cracked or depleted due to effects from the climate transition if they are not cared for properly over time. But, there is one other element of your home that also is affected by the weather change – the pipes! Although the pipes are in the ground hidden from sight, the sudden shift from cold to hot can impair them – which in turn can cause an unexpected plumbing emergency.


Now that the piping system is thawing out from the spring’s mild climate, plumbing issues may be revealed. Whether the issue was an overlooked leak that got worse, a frozen pipe that cracked from pressure, or a blockage from storm debris, getting the problem assessed as quickly as possible will halt any further damage from occurring to the house. If you encounter a pipe or drain problem this spring, call up your local Philly emergency plumber – Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. – before it’s too late.


We provide fast plumbing emergency service so that we can restore your dwelling back to normal and get it working properly again. Our plumbers are highly trained and ready to take on any unexpected plumbing situation that may arise. We tend to encounter a lot of plumbing problems during the spring season and we don’t want you to be next! Being aware of plumbing malfunctions before they happen will give you a heads up on what to look out for and how it can be avoided.


Types of plumbing emergencies:

  • Pipe burst
  • Leaking pipe
  • Broken pipe
  • Toilet malfunction
  • Flooding
  • Blocked drain
  • Backed up sewer line
  • Water heater breakdown
  • Gas leak
  • Low water pressure
  • Excessively running toilet
  • New construction building permit

To evade a plumbing emergency in Philadelphia this spring, prevention is key. To keep your piping system in good condition and functioning appropriately, make these tasks a part of your yearly household care routine.

  • Have plumbing maintained by a reputable company
  • Dump cooking grease in the garbage and not the drain
  • Don’t overtighten faucet and fixture handles
  • Ensure that any remodeling or construction work is code compliant
  • Have the drains professionally cleaned
  • Have leaks repaired right away
  • Shut off supply valves when away from home for long periods of time
  • Have pipes wrapped in pipe insulation
  • Circulate heat evenly throughout the home


Sometimes pipes simply become damaged from old age, as well as wear and tear – so for those unsuspecting moments when you’re faced with a major plumbing emergency, we’ll be here to save the day. Keep us on standby for those unwanted plumbing surprises – we want to help!


For more tips on plumbing maintenance or to learn about our other services, visit our website.

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