Signs that you need to call an expert for plumbing help here in Buffalo

When you need emergency plumbing repair, sometimes you’ll just know it, such as when you have a clogged drains, a leaky faucet, or a non-functioning garbage disposal. At other times, how do you know the difference between an emergency and a situation you can resolve with more time? Or, how do you know what the cause of the problem is? In this post, we review the signs of both types of repairs, so that you know when you need to call Reimer Home Services for 24/7 emergency plumbing repair.

Emergency plumbing repairYou no longer have water

Were the temperatures below freezing last night? If so, a severe loss of water pressure—or lack of water at all—may be an indicator that one of your pipes has either frozen or, worse, burst. A burst water pipe occurs when the water in your pipes freezes solid. Since water expands when it’s frozen, this puts pressure on the interior of the pipe, causing it to crack and release water.

A burst pipe can not only leave you without water, but it can cause major property damage. If you suspect that one of your pipes has frozen, call Reimer immediately for 24/7 emergency service. We’ll dispatch a technician to inspect and, if needed, defrost your pipes.

You no longer have hot water

You wake up in the morning, and, as part of your routine, you step into the shower. Having no hot water is a rude awakening. It may also be a sign that your hot water heater needs to be either repaired or replaced. Trust us: hot water isn’t something you always think about, but you’ll notice when it’s gone. Call Reimer and we’ll help you get it running again.

Depending on the situation and the age of your water heater, you may need to consider a new water heater. Reimer can help. From standard systems to tankless ones, our selection of water heaters provides you with choices, including several energy-efficient setups.

You have a clogged drain

A single clogged drain isn’t a disaster, but it can prevent you from using a sink, bathtub, or toilet until it’s cleared. That’s inconvenient and can really throw you off of your routine. Instead, call Reimer, and we’ll send a plumber out to unclog your drain. We have specialized equipment and tools to remove even the toughest clog.

All the drains in your home are clogging simultaneously

If every drain in your home is clogging at the same time, that could be a sign of a sewer backup, caused by some sort of blockage. Immediately stop using all water fixtures in your home and call Reimer as soon as possible so that we can investigate the situation. Otherwise, the backup may come up and begin to flood your home with… well, we’ll spare you the details. Just call us.

Trust Reimer for your plumbing repair

We’ve been in business since 1921, serving the people of Western New York with exceptional home services like plumbing repair. Our commitment to our customers is reflected in our 24/7 emergency service and our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

If you’re in need of plumbing repairs, give our team a call. We’d be happy to help you.

Here are 5 signs that your home needs AC unit repairs

In many cases, you know when you need air conditioning repair because your AC system simply stops functioning. It’s not always that easy, however. Here are five other warning signs that you need to have a professional from Reimer inspect your air conditioner prior to the situation getting worse.

Pictured: A Reimer tech talking to a customer about AC unit repairs.#1. Your air conditioning system isn’t generating cold air

This is often what prompts homeowners to pick up the phone and dial Reimer for AC unit repairs. When your air conditioner isn’t generating cold air, it’s not cooling down your home, and the heat and humidity becomes noticeable, if not downright uncomfortable. However, it’s important to note that your air conditioner can be still be broken, even if it’s emitting cold air. In fact, you might not find out there’s a problem until…

#2. Your cooling bills are out of control

Your air conditioning is working just fine. You skipped the tune-up this year, and went straight into summer with the system in the same state it was in last year. Then, you open your monthly energy bill. We sure hope you were sitting down before you did, because the ultimate total is faint-inducing.

An AC system may be broken in a way that causes it to work harder to emit less and less cooling over time. If you find that your energy bills have spiked, call an AC repair specialist and have them look over your system.

#3. Your air conditioning unit is making sounds that it shouldn’t

You’ll know it when you hear it. Maybe your air conditioning system is making all the usual noises, but is louder than usual. Or, perhaps, it’s emitting a metallic screeching or a grinding sound. If you hear any of these noises coming from your air conditioning unit, you should call Reimer Home Services and have them send a technician out to diagnose the problem. Metal-on-metal scraping might be a sign that something is look or interfering with the fan. Besides the annoying noise, such a problem would lead to major air conditioning repair needs down the road—if not the total replacement of the system.

#4. Moisture is inside your ducts

Your air conditioning system is meant to handle a degree of moisture: after all, it’s outside, and rain can fall on it and inside of it, to a degree. However, you shouldn’t have moisture coming from the ducts inside of your home. If you do, it might indicate a number of problems. Call the experts at Reimer immediately. While it might be water or condensation from a nearby pipe, the water might not be water, but leaked AC coolant from the system. This liquid is toxic, and you’ll want to have us clean it up to ensure you and your family’s safety.

#5. Your unit is emitting strange smells

If you’re smelling a foul, metallic smell, that may be an indicator that your AC’s wire insulation has been burned through. In contrast, a musty smell might indicate that mold is growing inside of your AC system or in your ducts. Either way, a call to Reimer Home Services is the only way to know for sure.

Call Reimer for AC unit repairs this summer

Reimer Home Services is western New York’s source for quality customer service and incredible air conditioning repair. Whether you need AC unit repairs, a tune-up, or installation, call Reimer to schedule your appointment today.