How to Avoid a Scary Plumbing Emergency

Don’t Be Haunted by Plumbing Emergencies

No homeowner wants to deal with a plumbing emergency. They’re such an inconvenience. Just think about all the ways people use the plumbing system at home: flushing toilets, washing hands, showering, cooking, watering plants, doing the dishes, etc. Not to mention, it can also be a considerable expense. It’s in a homeowner’s best interest to do what they can to prevent plumbing emergencies from happening. Luckily there are a few tricks to do just that. 

Clear the Gutters


Clearing out the gutters is a common fall cleaning task. Once the first leaf falls, the rest quickly follow, and somehow they all seem to land right in the gutters. Weird! Though it does take time to clean, it’s definitely worth the effort because this is one great method to prevent plumbing emergencies. When the gutters become full of leaves, twigs, dirt, and other debris, the water has a hard time draining off of the roof and moving away from the house. 

This can lead to a leaking roof or other water damage on both the interior and exterior of the house. And if that’s not bad enough, clogged gutters often become a new home for pests, rodents, and insects, which can create a whole other problem for homeowners to deal with. So if homeowners want to keep their roof intact and avoid wasting money on mousetraps, it’s worthwhile to clean out those gutters. 

Insulate Pipes

Adding insulation around the plumbing pipes is another great trick from the pros for preventing plumbing emergencies. There are two types of emergencies that insulation helps to fight against:

  1. Once cold pipes are exposed to warm air, condensation forms on the outside of the pipes. The excess moisture can form puddles on the floor, lead to mold growth, or cause other water damage. Insulation prevents the condensation from forming and damaging the home.
  2. As the weather continues to get colder in the fall and winter months, pipes are more likely to freeze. If this happens, the pipes can easily burst, resulting in a major emergency with all sorts of water damage and costly repairs. Insulation helps keep the water warmer to prevent it from freezing in the first place.

Clean Drains

Most homeowners have dealt with a clogged drain at one point or another. It could be from too much hair going down the shower drain, too much grease going down the sink drain, or too much toilet paper going down the toilet drain. No matter what the clog is or where it happens, it can be a hassle to get rid of. And if it’s not taken care of right away, it can lead to other problems, including backups in the main line, causing wastewater to enter back through the drains in the house. Homeowners can prevent this from happening by cleaning the drains on a regular basis. 

Using plumbing snakes or hydrojetting are the best ways to remove a clog in the drain or pipe. They’re highly effective, safe for the person removing the clog, and can clear out the clog with minimal damage to the rest of the plumbing system.  

About Super Plumbers

With over a decade of experience in the community, homeowners can always rely on Super Plumbers in Tyler, TX, to perform a fast, effective repair or installation. Their expertly trained technicians will quickly resolve every issue without breaking the bank. They pride themselves on their dedication to customers to ensure that their customers will receive quality plumbing service, every time.