(540) 845-3653

Did you come home to a burst pipe in your basement? Is your toilet suddenly overflowing late at night?
Don’t hesitate to call Culpeper Home Services when plumbing emergencies occur! After everyone else has clocked out for the day, we’re still prepared to help our neighbors handle any plumbing surprises.

Our team answers calls 24/7 and will dispatch an experienced plumber to your door at a moment’s notice. We have plumbers based throughout Culpeper County and Northern Virginia who are on-call to respond to your emergencies no matter the time or day.

When to Contact an Emergency Plumber

Is a leaking toilet considered an emergency? What about a gas leak? You might be wondering if your problem warrants an emergency call or if it can wait until morning for repair.
Plumbing emergencies involve imminent water damage. These include:

All of these problems can quickly lead to flooding in your home if not addressed immediately.

What to Do During a Gas Leak

Most gas leaks won’t impact your health right away, and you can wait until regular business hours for help. However, the effects of gas leaks can quickly intensify in poorly ventilated homes.

If you are experiencing sudden nausea, dizziness, lethargy, or having trouble breathing AND you smell rotten eggs (telltale sign of a gas leak), this is what you need to do:

  • Leave your property right away. Don’t use the phone (cell or landline) inside your home, and don’t switch on/off any electrical devices or appliances—these can create sparks.
  • Once you are safely outside, call your gas company to report the leak. They will send someone to check on the leak and confirm it.
  • Call our team for emergency gas line repair. We will arrive as quickly as possible to fix the problem and ensure your safety.

What to Do During a Plumbing Emergency

We know unexpected plumbing problems can suddenly make you feel helpless. But there are steps you can take to alleviate the situation before your Culpeper County emergency plumber arrives.

The most important thing to do is to locate the appropriate water valve and shut it off.

  • Burst pipe: You will need to access the main water shutoff valve, which is often located in the basement or close to the water meter. If you live in an apartment building, keep in mind that turning off this valve will also cut off the water supply in other units.
  • Overflowing toilet: The toilet shutoff valve is found near the base of the unit. If you’ve turned it off and water continues to flow out, there is likely blockage or damage in the sewer line that will require a more in-depth inspection.
  • Leaking water heater: You will find the cold water valve above the water heater. If you don’t see a valve in this area, shut off the water using your home’s main valve. You will also need to turn off power to your water heater by accessing your electrical panel; this allows the water heater to cool and prevents fire risks.

Once you have shut off the water, be mindful of electrical devices or outlets affected by water damage. Prepare for your plumber’s arrival by clearing out the affected area—this gives us easier access to the problem so we are able to get it fixed faster and help you regain peace of mind much more quickly.

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Why Call Culpeper Home Services?

We have the knowledge and equipment to solve your toughest plumbing challenges. Our team has seen it all: waste backing out of drains, tree roots choking sewer lines, homes needing sump pumps installed in the rain, and everything in between. When you choose to work with us, you receive the highest level of service and support.

Our customers enjoy:

  • Personal attention
  • Transparent service and pricing
  • Options for repair or replacement
  • State of the art solutions
  • Long-term peace of mind and comfort

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Your safety always comes first. Call our emergency plumbers at (540) 845-3653 for 24/7 response in Culpeper County and surrounding areas.

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Culpeper Home Services
1202 S Main St. Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 845-3653
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