Sometimes it is tricky to distinguish if the situation of your water system can be managed with the DIY or you need to call the plumber. However, if any of the leakages goes unnoticed especially in the sinks and toilet, you can be in big trouble as these gradual and unexpected plumbing emergencies can be very difficult to deal with. Here are the 10 signs that you must notice and call for emergency plumbing help. 



Notable water stains under the cabinet
The water stains indicate a gradual leak in the water system or drainage lines. It is never a good sign and if you do not call for emergency plumbing help, your washers might wear out and some of your fittings might also get loose. So, if you notice any water stains, anywhere, get it fixed as soon as possible.

No water supply at all
In a situation like this, where you do not have a water supply at all, you must first correspond with your neighbor and enquire if they are facing the same problem. If the answer is yes then you need to call a plumber. No water supply could mean that something might have gone extremely wrong with your water system. It could be anything from major pipe leaks to frosted lines. 

Puddles of water
If you notice puddles of water on your floor near any of the appliances that use water are a clear indication of a malfunction in the plumbing system. Even if the puddle is small, you should still seek plumbing help as the puddles could mean that there is a slow leak in your drain line connection. To prevent flooding, you must take quick action.

Clogged toilets
Clogged toilets are a genuine emergency situation, especially if it is the only bathroom in the house. Anything might be prompting the clogging and especially if there are kids in the house, it is highly possible that the toys might be the biggest cause. The removal of any object that might be clogging the toilet will initiate the water flow again.

Weak water pressure 
If the pressure off the water, it could be a hint that the internal functioning of your water system is damaged. However, if the pressure is low in just one bathroom then the problem could be as simple as a clogged aerator but if the pressure is low in all the other bathrooms as well then you must have sought emergency plumbing help because it might be an indication of ruptured pipes in the foundation of the house or the walls.

Damaged water heating
No hot water can be a big setback, especially in winters. If you are not receiving hot water then there might be a problem with the water heater or it might also be a plumbing leak. 

Sweating water heater
If your water heater looks like its sweating then you might be having a gradual leak in the water system. The ground area around the water heater might be damp, you might notice rusty stains or corrosion on the water heater, and there might also be up puddle nearby. All of this is a clear indication of minor leaks from the cracks in piping and/or casing. If you don't pay attention to this, it can lead to a bigger problem.

Overflowing toilets
If your toilet is filling up too quickly and you notice that the tank is refilling almost every hour then you have to seek emergency plumbing help because there might be an issue with the water system. It is highly possible that there might be a leak from the tank to the bathroom floor or from the tank to the bowl.

Sinks draining gradually
The graduate draining of the sink can easily be tackled by regular plunging but if the issue still persists then you must call your plumber quickly. Slow drainage of the sink is an indication of a huge problem, perhaps a big clog in the drain pipes. However, the location of the clog can be anywhere. It could be right under the sink or farther down. The plumber would eliminate the clog completely to avoid any problems in the future.

Foul odor from the drains
You may notice a bad smell coming from your drains, something like rotten food then there is a chance that your drain lines are dirty. The drain lines might be plugged with objects such as food, grease, etc. There might also be a problem with the sewer drain line that could cause a bad smell around the drain pipes. However, you should call the plumber right away to rectify the issue.