What is Considered a Plumbing Emergency? - Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing

What is Considered a Plumbing Emergency?

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Plumbing emergencies can strike when you least expect it, leaving you with a chaotic and stressful situation to remedy. From broken pipes to gas leaks and sewage backups, plumbing emergencies can cause immense damage if not managed correctly. Fortunately, the experts at Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing are on hand to help in any emergency situation. We understand that plumbing emergencies require prompt attention in order to prevent further damage. Our team of professional plumbers has extensive experience diagnosing and fixing all kinds of plumbing issues, both large and small.

When dealing with plumbing it’s important to know what constitutes an emergency so you can take the appropriate action quickly. Common signs of a plumbing emergency include broken or burst pipes, blocked drains, sewage backups, and water or gas leaks. Any of these situations should be handled as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage from occurring.

Burst Pipes

A burst pipe can cause major damage in a very short amount of time. As soon as you notice a puddle growing under the sink or that the water pressure has decreased significantly, turn off the main water valve immediately and contact a Lindstrom expert. If left unchecked, the leaking water could cause structural damage inside your walls or promote the growth of bacteria and mildew.

Toilet Trouble

An overflowing toilet can be dangerous in many ways. Not only can it lead to extensive property damage if left unaddressed, but it also poses a health risk because overflowing sewage can make its way into other areas of your home – leaving them contaminated with bacteria and waste matter. Contacting an emergency plumber right away is critical so they can assess the situation and address these plumbing problems before they get worse.


Gas leaks should never be ignored regardless of how small they may seem at first glance, or scent. Natural gas is highly combustible and toxic if inhaled for too long – meaning even small leaks put you at risk for explosions or poisoning. If you detect an unusual odor that reminds you of sulfur near your gas appliances, don’t wait – contact your Lindstrom immediately for assistance assessing the leak size and ensuring everyone in the house is safe from harm.


Lastly, severe clogs in either your drains or toilets require immediate attention as they tend to worsen over time, making them harder and more costly to fix in the long run. Be careful of DIY remedies that you might think to try on a clogged drain. We highly discourage using liquid drain cleaners as they can cause serious pipe damage, causing even more problems. If you are at a loss on how to address a severe clog, please don’t hesitate in contacting our experienced plumbers who will solve your problem quickly without further damaging any other components of your plumbing system.

The experts at Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing have years of experience dealing with all kinds of plumbing disasters — from unclogging drains to restoring water pressure after leakages — ensuring they are properly fixed while preventing reoccurring issues over time. Give us a call at (800) 813-1824 and schedule your plumbing service today!

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