24/7 Emergency Plumbing Services in Tomball and North Houston

What To Do Before You Call Us

It’s easy to panic when you discover emergency plumbing needs, but there are a few things you can and should do before you call on Rooter-Man that will make for a less stressful situation.

First things first, turn off the water to prevent additional damage from happening. Turning off the water at the source of the damaged fixture is often sufficient, but the best way to ensure no additional leaks is to turn the water off from the main source at the meter.

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Emergency Plumbing Services in Tomball and North Houston

After the water is turned off, take a deep breath and assess whether the situation truly calls for emergency services. While Rooter-Man plumbers are available locally around the clock, emergency service calls often carry a higher fee. Since we like to be as honest as possible with our customers, we recommend waiting until normal business hours unless a true plumbing emergency is at hand!

If you still maintain that an emergency call is necessary, we recommend jotting down a list of questions for our plumbers as well as a detailed description of what the problem is so we can accurately serve you. Oftentimes we will be able to provide a cost estimate over the phone, depending of course on the severity of the emergency once we see it first-hand on site.

Top 5 Prevention Tips

One of the best ways to prevent plumbing emergencies is to pay attention to the plumbing in your home or office space. Routine maintenance, a watchful eye, and the ability to detect problems before they become catastrophic are important. Here are our top 5 prevention tips to keep your plumbing and drains running smooth.

  1. Schedule routine maintenance. We recommend having your pipes and drains cleaned every year, at a minimum. Older pipes are often more prone to clogs. Rooter-Man plumbers are able to provide you with a recommended timeline for maintenance work.
  2. Know your systems. It’s nearly impossible to know every pipe in your home or commercial space; however, you should be well acquainted with the main lines (i.e. kitchen sink, bathroom sink, toilet, and bathtub/shower plumbing).
  3. Locate quick turn-offs. You should be aware of access points to the water turn-offs for all major fixtures in case of emergency, leaks, or clogs. Knowing where your main water turn-off is located will also be helpful in case of a plumbing emergency to prevent further damage.
  4. Update your plumbing as needed. Quick fixes of cracked or rotting pipes often fail. And when they fail, they end up costing you more money in the long run than repairing or replacing the right way. Rooter-Man plumbers recommend replacing and updating pipes as soon as an issue arises, to avoid more extensive repairs in the future.
  5. Pay attention to problem areas. If you notice a leaky pipe, an un-welcomed drip, or a foul smell coming from your drains, it’s likely a sign that a larger plumbing problem is coming. Tackle these issues from the start by calling Rooter-Man for a routine drain cleaning or plumbing service.
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