It does seem that if something is going to happen with your plumbing it is very likely to happen at the worst possible time like when you have out of town guests visiting. It is always imperative that you address any plumbing issues as soon as they become apparent.
Plumbing problems unfortunately do not just disappear they have to be repaired. The longer you wait to have a plumbing problem fixed usually the worst the problem becomes. Clearly having a leaky faucet is a nuisance but not being able to use the commode is an absolute emergency.
When You Have an Emergency
A plumbing emergency can reach the full spectrum of problems. Many people do not realize that plumbers are also the folks you call when you have a heating or air conditioning problem. No one wants to live in a space where they are freezing from a faulty heater or where flushing the commode is not an option.
Those two things are absolute emergencies that have to be addressed immediately. You can not wait to call in a professional especially when it is anything involving sewage. Sometimes you have to call for emergency services on the weekend or holidays.
No one wants to have a plumbing emergency but oddly enough while the charges are higher for making an emergency call for plumbing services they are not exorbitent. They can actually be quite affordable when you call the right professional in.
Like mentioned earlier a leaky faucet is a little more than a nuisance but other issues that threaten health are emergencies and need to be dealt with right away.
The Time To Call
The time to call when you have a plumbing emergency is immediately. You have to call right away so that you can get service as soon as possible. In many cases the problem will get progressively worse and almost never simply repairs itself.
Waiting is not the answer! The longer you wait to call the worse the problem will become. Call immediately to minimize damage to your plumbing system and to your home. Certainly do not wait until you are bailing backed up sewage out of your bathtub (yes it can happen).
You do not have to wait and deal with a plumbing emergency on your own. There is professional help available so you can get back to your life without worry about your plumbing system.