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What To Do When Plumbing Emergencies Occur in the Dead of Winter

The Importance of a Trustworthy Emergency Plumbing Service

Vancouver winters can be pretty brutal, and the last thing any homeowner wants is to be stuck with a plumbing emergency in the middle of the night with no one to call. Sudden plumbing problems can quickly lead to a situation that escalates into something dangerous before the next business day. This isn’t the only reason to call an emergency plumbing service. There are three reasons in particular that explain why it is so important to have an emergency plumbing service on-hand. These three reasons alone will not only save homeowners money but the integrity of their homes in general. 

Prevent Unnecessary Damage


Plumbing emergencies happen all the time, and probably the most common area for them to occur is in the piping system. This could be because the piping system takes up most of the plumbing in the home or because the plumbing gets used too much throughout the day. The pipes are a crucial vehicle to move the water through the house and out of the sinks, showers, and toilets. 

That said, there are when homeowners don’t call an emergency plumbing service, or they don’t call soon enough, they subject themselves to experience any one of the following outcomes:

  • Multiple burst pipes
  • Flooding in the home
  • Water damage to furniture and appliances
  • Damage to other utilities
  • Water bill increase

All of these damages can be avoided with the help of a trustworthy and reliable emergency plumbing company. 

Gas Leaks and Their Dangers

A gas leak is not something to mess around with. In a matter of minutes, breathing in carbon monoxide can lead to a number of physical symptoms, including: 

  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness 
  • Coughing
  • Breathing problems
  • Irritated eyes and throat
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea 

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The most important thing to do when a gas leak is suspected is to leave the house. The direct cure for carbon monoxide poisoning is a lot of oxygen or, simply put, a few deep breaths of fresh air. Not only that, but staying inside the home could be dangerous in other ways as well because gas leaks can cause house fires in no time. 

Once everyone in the home is outside, including all animals, the homeowner should then - and only then - call their reliable emergency plumbing service. Gas leaks are always taken seriously and emergency help will come in no time, so homeowners can wait until they are safely outside to call. 

Avoid Sewage Backup at All Costs

A sewage backup is a result of deeper plumbing issues that normally occur in the piping system. Other than a gas leak, sewage back-up into the home can quickly become a homeowner’s worst nightmare. The bad part about this is that when the sewage is already backed into the home, there is little the emergency plumbing company can do to reverse the damages. 

Still, the homeowner needs to call a professional as soon as possible because it’s the only way to stop the sewage from flooding the home entirely. 

Lambert Plumbing & Heating, Ltd Will Be There in a Snap!

Homeowners can trust Lambert Plumbing & Heating, LTD, for all of their plumbing emergencies. They are the professional plumbing company that will be there when homeowners need it most. Not only that, but they also have years of experience behind them, so homeowners know they will always get the job done right!