5 Times You Might Need an Emergency Plumber

No one ever wants to be put in a situation where they might have to call an emergency plumber, but, unfortunately, the need for a plumber’s expertise might be thrown at you when you least expect it.

Here at Joseph’s Affordable Plumbing & Heating Services, we understand that it can be stressful to need an experienced plumber in a pinch, and we are happy to help. We’ve been providing homeowners and businesses with emergency plumber services in Philadelphia, PA and surrounding areas for more than 30 years. We’ve seen every problem out there, and we’re sure we can fix yours. Here’s a list of a few of the most common situations where you’d need to call us, your trusty emergency plumbers:

Basement Flooding

When your basement floods from something other than a storm, it can be pretty unnerving, and it can be challenging to find the source of the flood if you can’t see where it’s coming from. The first thing you should do in this situation is turn off the water valve. Turning it off will stop the water from pouring out and rising even higher.

Sewer System Backup

If your sewer system is backed up, you’ll know it. You’ll smell the sewer coming up from your drains, and you could even have some water in your basement. Any signs of a backup are reasons for you to call us immediately.

Broken Water Lines

Broken water lines can ruin your entire yard, and, depending on where they are broken, could cause significant damage to your home. It is an emergency as soon as you notice water pooling up in the middle of your yard.

Burst Pipes

Everyone who has ever had their pipes burst knows it’s not pretty. One burst pipe means that there is a chance that all pipes might need to be replaced. Call the professionals at Joseph’s immediately to mitigate any further complications.

No Hot Water

Ahhh, the feeling of a freezing cold shower. Just what you want to start your day off, right? Wrong. If you can’t find the reason for a lack of hot water and have been paying your bill, this emergency is something for us to handle.


As you can see, there are plenty of situations where calling an emergency plumber is appropriate and necessary. We are dedicated to providing all of your plumbing services in Northeast Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Call us at 215-310-5945 for all of your plumbing needs!