As a homeowner, it can be difficult to work out what issue requires you to make a call to an emergency plumber. Sadly, things can go wrong – often in the middle of the night, and you need to decide quickly whether to call an emergency plumber or not.
These are some common plumbing issues that occur around the home.
Water from a burst pipe can quickly damage your walls, flooring, furniture etc. There are a few things that can cause a pipe to suddenly burst including low-quality or faulty plumbing fixtures, age, or an accidental impact. If you have discovered a burst pipe turn the water off at the mains as soon as possible and call Plumbers Direct – your emergency plumbers on 1300 896 508. The pipe will need to be repaired before the water can be restored to your home.
No hot water
You can manage for a few days without hot water (especially in summer), but in winter or as the days cool down hot water becomes a necessity. The lack of hot water could be due to many things – check the power supply to your hot water system. Is there electricity or gas available in the rest of the house? It is a good idea to check BEFORE you call your plumber.
It doesn’t matter where it is coming from; a water leak is bad news. Sometimes hot water storage tanks leak, drains can crack causing a surprise leak, or tap washers fail. A small trickle of water can become a torrent so turn your mains tap off as soon as you can and contact your emergency plumber to avoid an excessive water bill and any damage to your home.
Leaking gas is dangerous. If you smell gas or suspect a leak, turn off your gas at your homes main valve IMMEDIATELY, open all the doors and windows to allow fresh air into the house and call Plumbers Direct for a gas fitter. Gas is extremely flammable and can cause asphyxiation in confined spaces. Don’t use any electrical equipment, lights, matches, lighters or any type of naked flame when there is a possible gas leak.
Backed up toilet
While a healthy plumbing system should effectively get rid of all waste if a blockage occurs the results can be quite messy. Call an emergency plumber as soon as you can.
If you aren’t sure about the problem, call an emergency plumber on 1300 896 508 for a service anyway. We can discuss the situation and keep you going until business hours if the problem isn’t urgent. Of course, if the issue is critical we will be around to fix the issue as soon as possible.