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Do you know a good plumber in our beautiful area of SC who is able will come out in the middle of the night to deal with your plumbing emergency? Not every plumber works nights or even at weekends or on holidays. It is not always easy to find a plumbing company to fix your problem. If you have a bad leak, you do not want to wait until the next day for a repair. That is why you need to call the professionals of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach for help. We have the best plumbers; you only need to check our many online reviews to prove that.
When Do You Need a Plumber?
There are many occasions for which the services of a plumber are needed, which include:
A plumbing emergency can happen at any time. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach, SC has an amazing team available 24/7 to help with any burst pipes or a blocked toilet. An experienced plumber is only a phone call away and can be around at your home in no time.
A toilet is a vital appliance in anybody’s home. A blockage is the most common problem with a toilet, and these are caused by flushing too many of the wrong items down them. Items like wet wipes and tissues are the cause of many a blockage. Why? Because items like this are not designed to easily dissolve in water. Unlike toilet tissue which dissolves quickly in water, wet wipes build up over time if not flushed away properly.
If you are experiencing slow draining water from your sink, you likely have a clog in the SC pipework. Food and other materials can stick to the insides of the pipe, restricting the flow of water. If you do nothing, then the clog will grow and eventually completely block the pipe. The safest way to remove clogs is to have a professional drain cleaning service from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach.
The wastewater from your home will flow through your sewer line into the main sewer network. If your sewer line is damaged or blocked for any reason, the wastewater has nowhere to go but back into your home. If this happens you may experience discolored water gurgling back into your sink, with a strong smell of sewage. There is not much you can do but to call a plumber from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. We will use a high-tech camera on the end of a flexible tube to locate and diagnose the problem and offer you possible courses of action.
Most pipework is located behind walls and under the floor, so it is not always easy to detect a leak. The first sign of a leak is usually a moldy smell coming from the sink cabinet. Damp patches on walls and floors are other signs. Leaks are not usually an immediate problem needing an emergency plumber but should not be ignored as they can cause a great deal of water damage over time.
A burst pipe is another matter, in a short period of time, considerable amounts of water damage can take place. Find the main water shut-off valve and turn it off. the sooner you do this the less damage will take place. Even if you are insured it will be heart-breaking to replace waterlogged carpets and furnishings and then wait for your home to dry out and undergo repairs. The sooner you turn off the water supply the less damage will take place.
Sump pumps are vital pieces of equipment in low-lying areas or those susceptible to flooding. A pump removes any excess water that gathers in your basement preventing any flooding. The pump sits in a pit which is dug in the deepest part of your basement. They are simple devices but can break down occasionally.
Tips to Lessen These Problems
Toilets – Do not flush anything other than water, human waste, and toilet tissue, and some gentle cleaners down your toilet. Avoid using too many harsh chemicals as they can corrode and damage older pipework and joints. Do not continually flush the toilet to remove a blockage, you are only likely to cause an overflow.
Sinks – Avoid pouring food and especially warm grease down your sink, put these in the compost. Use strong chemicals sparingly to remove clogs. Chemicals might remove smaller clogs, but overuse could further damage and corrode older pipework.
Sewer Lines – The same advice for sinks applies here. Any fat, oil, and grease that you pour down your sink will end up sticking to the insides of your sewer line and build-up to create a blockage. You may have read of giant “Fatbergs” forming in our nation’s sewer systems, these are very difficult and expensive to remove.
Leaks – If you suspect that you have a leak, you should turn off all your taps and water appliances. If your meter is still running this confirms that you have a leak. Another tip is to locate where your mains water shut-off valve is, as not everyone knows where to find it. Another good idea is to turn your mains electricity as well to avoid electrocution. Again, if you do not know where this is, find out now, or consult a professional for your safety.
Sump Pumps – It is a good idea to test your sump pump every so often to ensure that it is working properly. The best way is to take a bucket of water and pour it into the pit, if the pump starts automatically and the water empties quickly once working, then all is well. If not, call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing now, rather than wait until a big rainstorm hits and you find out the sump pump does not work.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach, SC
We have built up a solid reputation for the highest standards of work at affordable prices. We keep our promises and will arrive on time for an appointment so “If There’s Any Delay, It’s You We Pay”. Please give us at Benjamin Franklin of Myrtle Beach a call so we can help you with your plumbing problems.