We offer 24 hour service
Here at Palatine Plumbing we offer ’round the clock plumbing help, making us the best candidate for 24 hour emergency service in Palatine. A number of plumbing issues can amount to emergency status, especially when they disrupt your living situation.
Of the many types of emergency calls we get, most have to do with burst pipes or frozen pipes. A frozen pipe can be unfrozen if you call us in time, but can quickly turn into a nightmare if you wait too long. Sometimes you might not even know if pipes are frozen. Simple clues are when the temperature outside is or has been around the freezing point, and the heat has not been above 50 or 60 degrees, depending on your style of home.
Some people can keep their heat down much closer to 40 and not have a problem, but it’s not advisable. When it’s this cold outside and you suddenly don’t have running water, or the heat doesn’t seem to be working, chances are you have a frozen pipe. We offer 24/7 emergency service, so don’t hesitate to call when this happens, whatever time it may be. If you don’t things can quickly take a turn for the worse.
Burst pipes are problem is one all homeowners know about, but you don’t know how bad it is until it’s happened to you or someone you know. Imagine being out for an afternoon, either at work or running errands, only to come home to what looks like a meteor came crashing through your living room ceiling. There is water spraying everywhere from the giant hole in the ceiling. Once you get your bearings and come to your senses that it is a burst pipe, you run to the basement and shut off the water. When this happens, we can quickly be of service to shut off any remaining valves to eliminate more water damage, and see if there are any other areas of the piping system that are split or likely to be split. After taking care of the immediate emergency, we will work with you on the proper repair and replacement piping to have your heating system up and running again. We are happy to work with you in submitting estimates and bills to insurance companies, and also coordinating clean-up resources which are usually provided to the insured.
Other situations that will likely require emergency plumbing service include leaking pipes and pipe blockages. Many homes have that leaky pipe in the basement with a bucket under it that rarely has to be emptied because the water dripping is so minimal. That could be an emergency problem if the crack or leak between fittings gives way, but for the most part, will just stay leaky until it is fixed. We are always ready to take care of leaky pipes so they don’t get worse. Sometimes these leaks are a true emergency and when that is the case, we are ready to be on the spot. A number of factors can cause a leak, from old pipe materials, to natural shifting of homes, to accidentally bumping into a pipe, and more. Suffice it to say, water coming out of a pipe will usually render your entire plumbing system useless throughout your entire house until it is fixed. Left unaddressed, a fast leaking pipe can cause serious water damage and also get to your electrical system causing shortages and shock danger. A clogged pipe can also create havoc on your entire plumbing system, rendering it useless or causing a pipe to burst if left unaddressed.
The above are only a few example of the types of calls we get for emergency plumbing services. We are always happy to take calls for all types of plumbing emergencies that you feel warrant a quick response from us. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so please take advantage of our 24 hour emergency plumbing service option.