Emergency Plumber in Renton
Serving King, Pierce, & Snohomish Counties
There are many situations when you need a plumber as soon as possible. Whether you have an underground leak that is costing you a fortune, you noticed leaks behind a wall, or you have drains that are backing up, you need an emergency plumber in Renton you can count on. The Plumbing Joint arrives quickly! We come well-prepared for any situation and can even talk you through how to turn off the water over the phone, so you can keep things under control until we arrive.
Call (425) 279-7029 for emergency plumbing solutions.
What Should I Do in a Plumbing Emergency?
Plumbing emergencies are far from convenient, but the reality is, sooner or later most homeowners will find themselves caught off-guard by a plumbing emergency. Acting quickly during these situations can help save your home and appliances from serious damage in certain situations. Here are some concrete steps you can follow to mitigate the damage while you're waiting for a plumber to arrive:
- Shut off the water in your home. When you are dealing with any kind of leak, you need to turn the water off immediately. Find the closest source of water and turn it off! For example, if your sink is leaking, turn off the faucet leading to it. If the toilet is flooding, you can turn the valve at the base of the tank. If it is a more serious issue like a broken pipe, you may need to turn off the main water valve. Different valves require different tools and techniques to shut off, but most can be turned off by rotating the valve clockwise. Not sure where the main shut-off is located? It should be located near your water meter where your water line enters your home.
- Turn off your water heater. If you are experiencing a major issue that requires you to turn off the main water line, it is best to shut off your water heater as well. This will prevent the water heater from getting damaged due to a lack of water or overheating from excessive heat build-up. If you have a gas water heater, turn off the gas first and then turn off the water heater.
- Stop small leaks. Identify any small leaks, and stop them as best as possible with tape, plastic wrap, towels, etc. Make a note of these small leaks that you have stopped, and let the plumbers know as soon as they get there so they can be fixed properly.
- Call your utility company. After you have done what you can to shut the water off, or at least stop the issue from getting any worse, it is always a good idea to call your water company or sewer company. In some cases, you may not be responsible for excessive water charges caused by a plumbing emergency, or leak.
- Remove standing water. As tempting as it might be just to leave the water there until a professional arrives, DON’T! It only takes mold 24-48 hours to colonize and begin to cause a problem in your home. You also don’t want additional damage to your flooring, drywall, or even pictures that can be affected by the increased moisture in the room. Use a wet/dry shop vac, a mop, a towel, whatever you have (but NOT a regular vacuum) to clean up the water. Turn on the fans, open the doors, and air out the room.
Fast, Reliable Solutions
The Plumbing Joint is your full-service emergency plumber. We are open 24/7 and get back to anyone who calls within 30 minutes. All our emergency plumbers are licensed, bonded, and insured for your safety. They are knowledgeable and skilled in every type of emergency plumbing situation, from residential to commercial. Each of our plumbers drives well-stocked vehicles that are prepared to locate and repair leaks, handle pipe repairs, deal with sewer ruptures, and so much more. We do everything possible to ensure your plumbing emergency is handled right away.
We’re Honest with You
When you are dealing with an emergency, you are in a vulnerable spot. Some plumbers take advantage of that by hiking up rates and using subpar quick-fixes that may get the job done, but do not necessarily keep the problem from reoccurring. That will not happen with The Plumbing Joint. Each of our emergency plumbers who works for us has the training, experience, and expertise to locate and correct any problem at its source. Our repairs are thorough and complete, so you don’t have to call us again for the same issue.
Why choose our emergency Plumber? See for yourself:
- We offer services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Our team responds to all calls within 30 minutes or less
- Our emergency plumber will arrive wearing an ID badge and will deliver excellent customer care
- We offer non-invasive measures of leak detection, which is cost-effective and non-destructive
- You will receive a cost estimate in writing that we are happy to go over with you before your emergency plumber begins work
- We explain all work and get your approval before moving forward
- Our emergency trucks are stocked to handle any type of problem
- We do both residential and commercial emergency plumbing, including remodeling, maintenance, repairs, sewer, drain, water heaters, boilers, gas line, and other issues
- We test to make sure everything is working properly before leaving
The Most Common Hidden Plumbing Emergencies
Often times homeowners don’t realize they have a plumbing emergency on their hands until it’s too late. They wake up to a backed-up toilet in the bathroom or a flooded basement. Dealing with a plumbing emergency can always be a hassle, but if you are diligent about scheduling an annual plumbing tune-up and inspection, you can ensure that any plumbing problems are identified and dealt with when they are still minor issues. This will save you time, money and headaches in the long run.
We've put together a list of five of the most common hidden plumbing issues that are usually uncovered during a tune-up and inspection appointment:
Leaky toilets: Leaks in your toilet bowl are hard to ignore and easy to detect since they cause water to spill out onto the floor. However, many toilets can develop inner leaks between the tank and the bowl. This kind of leak leads to a lot of wasted water, which in turn increases your water bills. Internal toilet leaks are caused by a number of things. There is a gasket that seals the connection between the tank and the bowl. This gasket may be loose, or the flapper that fits over the pipe in the back of the tank may not be sealed. Your plumber can uncover the exact cause and, in many instances, the problem can be fixed quickly that same day as your tune-up and inspection.
Stuck water main valves: The first thing you will always want to do if you ever come home to a burst pipe is to turn off the main water valve to stop the flow of water. Your plumber can check this valve during a tune-up and inspection, ensuring that it opens and closes correctly. Your plumber may find that the main water valve is stuck, or hard to operate, and will lubricate the valve for you. Your plumber can also make sure that you know where the main water valve is so that you can access it and operate it easily in case of an emergency.
Pipes with mineral deposits: Mineral deposits can begin to form inside of your pipes, causing hard water. Most often, you won’t notice these mineral deposits until they grow large enough to slow your water pressure down to a trickle. However, if you don’t address them, these deposits will block the flow of water entirely. Your plumber can use a special camera to look inside and determine the thickness of the mineral deposit buildup in your pipes. If it isn’t overly thick, your plumber may suggest keeping your current pipes but installing a water softener to get rid of the minerals from the water as the water enters your home. It the mineral deposits are large enough to slow your water pressure significantly, your plumber will likely recommend replacing the portions of your pipes that are disturbed. You will still want to install a water softener to protect any new pipes from having the same issue in the future.
Clogged sewer lines: Backed up toilets and overflowing sewage is caused by a complete backup of your main sewer line. Your plumber can use a special camera, sending it down into your sewer line to find out where any partial clogs are before they become a bigger problem. A lot of times, tree roots are the reason your main sewer line will clog. Tree roots tend to grow toward moisture and nutrients, both of which are found in abundance in sewer lines. Other things like toilet paper can get stuck on the roots, which contributes to the clog. Your plumber has the ability to chemically kill the roots, or use a special spinning blade to cut them away. Either way, you are much better off taking care of the problem now, instead of waiting until it causes a huge full-blown clog and backup.
Slab leaks: Improperly placed butters, or poorly draining soil are often then blamed for basement moisture. But sometimes, it is actually the result of a leak in the pipes that run under your homes’ slab foundation. This is known as a slab leak, and this type of leak can cause a tremendous amount of damage over the years if left undetected. If your plumber does uncover this issue during an annual tune-up, they can fix it by either patching the slab leak with epoxy or re-routing your home’s pipes around the leaky segment.
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Amazing experience again.- Anthony E.
The charge was reasonable and the service was GREAT, and he was very nice.- Betty J.
We had a unique plumbing problem that involved low water pressure and watering a community garden.- Jim G.
Thank you for the great cost effective work. 5 Stars.- Brandon M.
We were referred to TPJ by a family friend around 10 years ago and had an emergency replacement of our hot water tank.- Donna B.