Are you responsible for a home or business in Kingman, AZ and are in need of a plumber? Maybe you want to upgrade your home’s plumbing to add on a bathroom or change your fixtures. Plumbing by Jake has plumbers in Kingman, AZ, ready to tackle your toughest plumbing challenges.
Whether you’re adding plumbing to new construction or your home has been flooded and you need a complete overhaul of your piping, our certified plumbers will help you get your water problems under control. No job is too large or too small for our team.
What Qualifies as a Plumbing Emergency?
There are some plumbing problems that qualify as genuine emergencies and will get a plumber’s attention and presence fast. In these situations, the risk for water damage or uncontrolled sewage in your home or business is too great to let it last longer. Some of these include:
- Sounds coming from your pipes
- Frozen pipes
- Pipes that shake when you turn the water on and off
- Water marks on the pipe
- Strange color or odor coming from the pipe
- Falling water pressure
- Higher water bills
- Standing water
- Burst piping anywhere on the property
- Sewage backing up into your lines or overflowing your toilet
- Sump pump and shutoff valve failures
- No water in the house
These situations can damage your home or your health. If you’re unsure whether or not your situation is an emergency, call us! We can tell you if it is and what to do to control the problem before a plumber arrives to fix it.
What to Do When There Is an Emergency
A plumbing emergency can cause immense damage to your home before we get there, so here’s what you need to know when an emergency happens. The top priority is to shut off the water supply.
Stopping the Water
If you’re flooding from your toilet, an appliance, or your sink, there should be a valve between your home’s piping and where the flooding is happening. Turn that valve off. It may be a twist of a knob, or you may need to push or pull a stopper.
If the leak is further into your system, you’ll need to locate your home’s main water supply valve and turn it off. There are many places it could be, but it’s likely under your home. Check under there near an outside spigot.
If it’s your water heater, first turn off the power supply to your water heater, turn off the cold water supply pipe.
Dealing With Sewage
Try not to touch any sewage, but don’t let it spread in your home. Wearing gloves, cover any vents it could flow into and don’t use any drain cleaners or chemicals if you have a sewage backup. If your toilet is overflowing, do not flush.
You will need a certified black water removal specialist to handle sewage spills. Your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance may cover the costs. Sewage is full of harmful bacteria. Once you’ve stopped its spread as best you can, clean yourself up, leave the area, and call us.
Why DIY Plumbing Can Be Dangerous
Plumbers train for years in the classroom before they’re allowed to work as a professional. It takes specialized tools and knowledge to handle plumbing emergencies. Without them, you put your home at risk and you can put your life at risk.
Electrocution, slipping on wet floors, and exposure to sewage and sewer gasses are just three of the dangers you could face with a DIY solution. If you don’t fix the problem completely, a hidden water leak could cause extensive damage inside your home.
You could also waste money fixing the wrong problem and use up a lot more time and money than you would have getting a professional plumber to fix your pipes the first time. Don’t tackle a plumbing problem alone with YouTube and gumption. Get a plumber in Kingman to fix your issue from Plumbing by Jake.
Do You Handle All Kinds of Plumbing Problems?
Most of them! If you’re uncertain, it doesn’t hurt to ask. Our plumbers do repairs, emergency calls, maintenance, and installation of appliances that need water. We also do:
- 24 hour emergency repairs
- Home plumbing maintenance plans
- Toilet issues
- Water heater installation and maintenance
- Water treatment and softener installation
- Outdoor plumbing
- Tree root removal
- New faucets and sinks
- Garbage disposals
- Water testing
- Sewage problems
- Broken pipes
- Faucets, hoses, and fixtures
- Leaks and clogs
These are the most common things a homeowner will need from a plumber, but if your problem is not on here, let us know! If we can’t help you, we may be able to point you to someone who can.
How Much does Your Service Cost in Kingman?
We work on a flat-rate estimate system instead of hourly rates or guesswork. Our Kingman plumbing technicians won’t slap on a bunch of hidden charges or make a guess based on what we can see on the surface. We’ll look over the problem thoroughly before telling you our price.
The price will depend on the job, but our estimates tend to track the final invoice amount closely. That’s part of our 5-Star Service guarantee, and why we get a lot of long-term customers. The last thing you need after your surprise plumbing repair is another one with your bill!
Get a Kingman Plumber to Your Door
If you have a plumbing issue, you don’t want it to spread and cause mold in your home. Get a professional plumber on it right away by contacting Plumbing by Jake for a free estimate. If it’s an emergency, we can come to your house anytime by calling the number on your screen.
We also have plumbing maintenance plans. Our Kingman plumbing crew can inspect your pipes once a year and do minor preventive maintenance to stop emergencies before they start. Ask us about our program after your repair is done!