FAQs About 24-Hour Plumber Services and More

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Do you think you need the help of a 24-hour plumber? When things go wrong with your home’s plumbing, you want help fast – but you also likely have questions before you hire someone. Thankfully, you’ve reached the right place!

At B-N-K Plumbing, we pride ourselves on supplying McHenry County with reliable, affordable, fast plumbing services that minimize downtime and decrease stress. After all, it’s our core belief that everyone deserves functional, working plumbing.

Get the answers to your most pressing questions below, or receive a free quote by clicking the button below.

What does a plumber do?

Plumbers install and repair water and sewage pipes in your home or business. They also install, replace or repair plumbing fixtures and clean drains. Each plumbing company may offer slightly different services. At B-N-K Plumbing, we offer:

  • Plumbing Leak Repair
  • Drain Cleaning and Replacement
  • Sump Pumps and Battery Backups
  • Sewer Ejector Pumps
  • Water Heater Repair and Replacement
  • Toilet Repair and Replacement
  • Faucet Repair and Replacement
  • Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement
  • Backflow Testing
  • And more!

Do plumbers work 24 hours a day?

Not all plumbing companies offer 24-hour emergency services. If you need a 24-hour plumber, you’ll need to search for that specifically. Thankfully, the plumbers at B-N-K Plumbing are available 24/7, around the clock, with zero blackout dates.

How can you find the best 24-hour plumber company?

Searching online is an easy way to find emergency plumbing companies in your area. There are a few things you should look for to ensure you’ll get the best possible service. A few of the most important are:

How much does it cost to hire a 24-hour plumber?

The cost of hiring a 24-hour plumber will vary significantly based on numerous factors. Your location, the type of issue, and the company itself will all factor into pricing. The best way to get a cost estimate is to contact your local plumbing company with specific concerns.

How much does a faucet installation cost?

Prices for faucet installation can vary based on several factors. However, at B-N-K Plumbing, our faucet installation service costs begin at $165. The basic service includes the installation of an owner-provided kitchen faucet and the removal of the old one.

How much does it cost to replace a water heater?

Prices for replacing a water heater can vary depending on several factors. However, at B-N-K Plumbing, our water heater replacement costs begin at $1,248. The basic service includes installing a new unit, removing the old one, a six-year manufacturer limited warranty and a one-year labor warranty.

How much does it cost for a 24-hour plumber to install or repair a toilet?

Prices for toilet repair or replacement can vary depending on several factors. However, at B-N-K Plumbing, our toilet repair service begins at $165, and toilet installation starts at $250. The basic service varies based on the customer’s exact needs.

How much does a sump pump installation cost?

Prices for sump pump installation can vary based on several factors. However, our sump pump installation begins at $450 at B-N-K Plumbing. The basic service includes the removal of the existing sump pump, installation of a new one, a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and a one-year labor warranty.

How much does an ejector pump installation cost?

Prices for ejector pump installation can vary depending on several factors. However, at B-N-K Plumbing, our ejector pump installation begins at $775. The basic service includes the installation of a new ejector pump, the removal of the old one, a three-year manufacturer warranty and a one-year labor warranty.

When should you call a 24-hour emergency plumber?

Not every plumbing need is an emergency, but many of them are. After all, you use your plumbing countless times throughout the day and rely on this system for numerous things.

A few examples of true plumbing emergencies include:

  • Anything that causes sewage backup or flooding
  • Burst pipes
  • Leaking water heater
  • Clogged drains
  • Water heater leaking or complete failure
  • Sudden and complete loss of water (nothing happens when you turn on faucets)
  • Constantly running, leaking or clogged toilet
  • Active water stains on the walls, ceiling, floors or anywhere else

This isn’t a comprehensive list. If you believe you may need a 24-hour plumber, call us for a free consultation and quote. Based on the details you provide over the phone, our technician should be able to determine if your problem is an emergency.

What are the most common plumbing issues homeowners face?

Dripping faucets, leaking pipes, constantly running toilets, low water pressure and slow or clogged drains are the most common plumbing issues homeowners face.

How often should I have my plumbing system inspected?

Most experts recommend having your plumbing system inspected every two years. However, certain aspects of your plumbing system should be inspected and serviced once annually, such as your water heater.

Can a 24-hour plumber help me if I have sewage backup?

Yes, many 24-hour plumber companies can assist with sewage backup. Since this is a health hazard, you should evacuate the area where sewage is present and immediately call an emergency plumber.

How quickly can a 24-hour plumber respond to emergency calls?

Response times vary based on current call volume, your home’s distance from the plumber’s physical location, traffic, weather conditions and more. However, a plumber is always dispatched to emergency calls as soon as possible.

Are there any temporary measures I can take to mitigate damage before a 24-hour plumber arrives?

Yes, but the measures to mitigate damage when you await your emergency plumber can vary. Examples of what you may want to do include:

  • Shut off the water supply
  • Turn off the electricity
  • Open faucets to relieve pressure
  • Contain the leak
  • Ventilate the affected area

When you call the plumbing company about your emergency, ask them what steps they suggest you take immediately. They can offer advice based on your specific situation.

How can I reach your 24-hour plumbing service in case of an emergency?

In an emergency, we recommend you call us at (815) 363-0026 rather than use our online booking services. When you call, please be ready to provide as much detail as possible about your emergency so we can best assist you upon our arrival.

Need a Reliable 24-Hour Plumber?

Ready to book the services of a reliable, affordable 24-hour plumber? Want that service to come with top-notch customer service from a professional technician who actively listens to your concerns? Schedule your service call with B-N-K Plumbing online! We’re available around the clock to help with all your plumbing-related needs.