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Help! I Need Emergency Plumbing Services Near Me In Utah

by | Mar 29, 2024

Before Calling A Plumber, Shut Off the Water!

There are two ways to shut off the water. The easiest way is to locate the water valve closest to the issue. The second way is to turn off the main water line. This is usually located where the main water line enters the home. Turn the valve(s) clockwise (to the right) to turn it off. Call your plumber after the water is shut off; If you’re located in Utah, hopefully, that’s us. 

The main water line can typically be found:

  • Basement: In older homes, the main shut-off valve is sometimes located in the basement near the front foundation.
  • Crawl Space: Homes without a basement sometimes have a crawl space, the main shut-off valve may be located there.
  • Utility Room: In more modern homes there’s generally a dedicated utility room, the main shut-off valve may be located near here, near the water heater.
  • Garage: In homes with attached garages, the main shut-off valve may be located in the garage.
  • Exterior Wall: The main water shut-off valve may be located near the water meter, however, this is not a typical location in Utah.

When to Call an Emergency Plumber

Plumbing emergencies can happen anytime, including in the middle of the night and on holidays. Emergencies include a leaking water heater, a burst pipe, a clogged drain that is now overflowing, or a sudden lack of hot water. Basically, any situation that could damage the property or is a safety concern.

Not every plumbing issue requires immediate attention. Here are some situations, however, where you’ll want an emergency plumber:

  • Flooding: Flooding is a major issue and can cause property damage if not quickly addressed.
  • Burst Pipes: A burst pipe can also cause damage such as flooding, or if it’s a slow leak that’s not spotted quickly, it could cause mold growth.
  • Sewage Backup: This is a health hazard. Avoid contact with sewage and call a plumber immediately.
  • No Water: A complete lack of water can be due to a main water line break or a city supply problem. First, call the city for local outages. If everything is okay with the city, call a plumber to diagnose the issue.
  • No Hot Water: Not having hot water is a sanitation issue and should be quickly addressed. Tank-style water heaters will run out of hot water but generally heat back up in 30-60 minutes. Call a plumber if it’s been at least this amount of time.

It’s easier to get a plumber out within the hour during regular operating hours. However, you’ll need an anytime plumber for after-hours, including during the middle of the night or on holidays.

In Utah, Sunset Plumbing is located in Utah County and can generally get to you within an hour. Outside Utah County, we will give you an estimated time of arrival. We offer emergency plumbing services 24/7.

Finding the Right Emergency Plumber

Time is of the essence. Choosing a local plumber that can get to you quickly is essential. Also, look for a licensed and insured plumber, as this indicates skill and knowledge.

Things to look for with a 24/7 Emergency Plumber in Utah.

  • Reputation: See what other customers are saying. Check online reviews and ask for recommendations from friends or neighbors.
  • Licensing and Insurance: Ensure the plumber is licensed and insured; this helps protect you from further damage.
  • Upfront Pricing: Ask about pricing structures and potential service charges before they arrive. With today’s technology, many plumbers can give free estimates by seeing phone pictures of the problem.

Be prepared

Knowing water valve locations and how to shut them off water is important as this minimizes the damage when disaster strikes. It’s also a good idea to shut off the main water line if you’re away from the home for an extended period, such as during a long vacation. This will give you peace of mind, knowing that the risk of water damage while you’re gone is minimal.

  • Know the location of your main water shut-off valve.
  • Understand how to shut off the valves.
  • Turn off the water when gone for extended periods.
  • Have a plumber’s number readily available.

Why Choose Sunset Plumbing for 24/7 Emergency Services

We are a local anytime plumber proudly serving Utah County and surrounding cities. We can get to you quickly during an emergency. We are open 24/7 and keep our phones ready if you need us in the middle of the night or even during the holidays.

  • Immediate Response: We’re available 24/7 and respond quickly for any plumbing needs.
  • Expertise and Experience: We are trained professionals with over 20 years of experience. We’re skilled at handling a wide range of plumbing emergencies. Equipt with the knowledge, skills, and specialized tools necessary to quickly implement effective solutions
  • Prevent Further Damage: Plumbing emergencies, such as leaking water heater pipes or sewage backups, can cause significant damage to your property if not addressed quickly.
  • Safety First: Plumbing emergencies can pose safety risks, such as exposure to unsanitary conditions, water damage, electrical hazards, or gas leaks. We prioritize safety at all times, taking appropriate precautions to protect ourselves, your property, and everyone involved.
  • Comprehensive Services: Whether you’re dealing with a burst pipe, a malfunctioning water heater, a backed-up toilet, or any other plumbing emergency, We have the expertise to address the problem and restore functionality to your plumbing system.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing you have access to reliable emergency plumbing services can provide peace of mind, especially during stressful situations.

In summary, choosing us as your emergency plumber ensures you have access to skilled professionals who can address urgent plumbing issues with efficiency, expertise, and a commitment to safety.

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Alma Bradshaw

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Hello, My name is Alma Bradshaw. I'm a licensed plumber with over 20 years of experience in the industry. It's important to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest plumbing techniques, innovations, codes, and regulations. Learn more about plumbing here and feel free to comment below with any questions.

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