FAQs: Emergency Plumbing Services

Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency
Plumbing Services

What’s Considered a Plumbing Emergency?

Plumbing emergencies include anything that may be a safety concern and needs to be address quickly. This includes flooding due to sewer back-ups, burst pipes, failed sump pumps, or water shut-off valve failures.

What Causes Plumbing Emergencies?

Plumbing emergencies can be caused by a wide array of factors including earthquakes, wear and tear, sewer line clogs, and even blackouts. The good news is that, if you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency, the licensed and certified plumbing technicians of Western Rooter & Plumbing have you covered. Our team provides 24/7 plumbing emergency services so you never have to worry about going without help in the event of flooding or other emergencies.

What Do I Do During a Plumbing Emergency?

If you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency, turn off your water as quickly as possible if you can. Once the water has been turned off, evacuate any people or pets from the area of the plumbing emergency. Contact your local plumbing emergency services at Western Rooter & Plumbing at (626) 448-6455. Our plumbing technicians will arrive quickly and efficiently to inspect and solve the problem.

What Do I Do After a Plumbing Emergency?

Your plumbing technicians at Western Rooter & Plumbing will repair your plumbing system and replace any pipes as necessary. Once the problem has been solved, it’s important to remove any water from the affected area. If there has been flooding, get rid of excess water with a pool pump, a wet/dry vaccum, or a mop and bucket. Remove any soaked or water damaged items once excess water has been removed. If the items can be salvaged, place them in a dry and well-ventilated area where they can dry out. It’s important to remove any excess water from your home as soon as possible because mold can begin growing within just 48 hours.

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