Are You Experiencing a Plumbing Emergency?

June 26th, 2023


Some plumbing fixes can wait, while others need immediate attention.

You might look at the grimy bathtub or an 80s-era pastel toilet in your home and feel like replacing it is an emergency plumbing job, but truthfully, it can probably wait.

At Woodruff Energy, we’re proud to offer top-tier plumbing services in Bridgeton, Woodstown, Glassboro and many other places in southern New Jersey. We’ve handled our share of emergency situations and can tell you what constitutes a plumbing issue requiring immediate attention.

Here are four plumbing emergencies that you should drop everything and call us to fix.

1. Burst pipes

When temperatures drop in our part of the country, exposed and old pipes become vulnerable. Freezing water can block water flow and increase pressure. This can lead to a burst pipe.

When a pipe in your home breaks, your fixtures and appliances will lose access to water, and you could face significant property damage. This is a bona fide emergency. We will get to your house quickly and fix the issue.

2. Sewage backup

In both sewer and septic systems, households can experience foul odors and unsanitary situations because of sewage backing up. The cause might be on or off your property. Regardless, you’ll need a professional to resolve the problem.

Our licensed, experienced plumbers will investigate and see if a tree root, clog, sewer pipe rupture or other issue is causing this problem. Then, we’ll find a solution to fix it.

3. Broken water heater

It’s easy to take hot water for granted — until it goes away. Traditional storage tank water heaters last for about 10-15 years. The most common cause of failure in these units is corrosion within the tank. It’s a slow process, but eventually, it will render the tank useless. You’ll need to replace the water heater.

We encourage customers to be proactive and replace their water heater before it fails. However, if your unit goes out of commission, we will work quickly to secure replacement equipment and install it so you can enjoy functioning showers, dishwashers and other hot water appliances.

4. Persistent leaks

Leaks are a fact of life when you own a home, and many can be fixed without a professional. Turning a wrench or screwdriver is often all that’s needed to resolve an annoying drip.

A leak becomes concerning when simple tightening won’t stop it. It’s also a problem when the leak involves more than a drip. Soon, you could be looking at wall and ceiling damage. Standing water can be a severe electrical hazard and a breeding ground for bacteria. Don’t just ignore it or put a kettle down to catch the water. Call Woodruff Energy. We regularly fix leaks in faucets, drains, washing machines, dishwashers and other appliances and fixtures.

Woodruff Energy — your one call for plumbing services!

For over 150 years, Woodruff Energy has been proud to serve homes and businesses in southern New Jersey, and that includes being a full-service plumbing partner. No job is too big or small for our team of experienced and licensed plumbers. Emergency repairs, plumbing upgrades, bathroom and kitchen installations — we’ll take care of it and leave your home in immaculate condition.

Need a plumbing repair? Reach out to Woodruff Energy right away!