No one likes to be surprised by a plumbing emergency, especially if they are incredibly busy with work and home responsibilities. Most of the time the plumbing issue will involve the leakage of water or a clogged toilet. In these cases, it's best to get the assistance of a professional to rid the problem before it gets out of control and takes any more precious time.
There are many types of emergencies where a plumbing service is a rather quick process and the service can be handled in one visit. This is often the issue in the case of clogged toilets, in some cases. Then of course there are more serious issues, such as broken pipes where water may leak or gush and cause flooding issues. It's best to call a plumber immediately and let them consult you on the best way to handle each situation until they arrive, since all issues are case by case. If a person decides to do the problem themselves they can be electrocuted. There are also water heater leakages that happen often with older water heaters.
Toilet clogging can be a one visit ordeal or it can also be a bit more serious. When toilet is clogged it can affect the rest of the drains and pipes in the house or office, depending on what was thrown in the toilet. The only thing that a person can do is to shut down the main water line and quickly call the nearest plumber to handle the problem. Once they arrive they will locate the source of the clogging and assess all of the drains in the home or office.
One of the most serious plumbing issues is a gas leak. This should definitely be handled by a plumber. Fortunately gas, unlike cases like carbon monoxide, can be smelled and if it lingers for too long it can be toxic for one's health. The faster a professional is called in these cases, the better. At the end of the day, when a plumbing emergency happens, there is a lot of time and money saved when a professional is called to guide the customer on how to initially handle the problem before they arrive.