Is this a plumbing emergency? Help!
If you have ever been faced with a plumbing emergency, you know exactly how frustrating it can be. Not knowing whether your leaking toilet calls for a plumber at 3am or not, is never a cool situation to be in. Because of this, we know that having peace of mind of where your situation stands is very useful and important. So if you ever find yourself questioning whether or not to make that call, take a quick look at our simple guide to determining whether or not you have a plumbing emergency on your hands. But always remember we’re available 24/7 to help you out regardless.
Most gas leaks are an urgent issue that requires professional assistance immediately. Gas leaks can be hazardous, so if you suspect that you have one, or think that you can smell gas, you should quickly turn off the gas and open all doors and windows. Ensuring your safety is your main priority, vacate the premises and call a licenced plumber who should arrive promptly
There can be many different levels of severity in regards to water leaks. If you notice a leak that Is causing a significant amount of water to pool where it shouldn’t be, then you have a plumbing emergency at hand. Other ways to determine how bad your water leak might be is by feeling to see If your walls, flooring, or carpeting feels wet. If this Is the case, you may need to call a plumber as soon as possible, depending on the amount of water you are losing.
Backed-up toilet or unusual sewage sightings
In the situation where your home’s plumbing system or your handy plunger fails you, and you are faced with the dreaded blocked toilet, or even worse, stray sewerage- you should contact a plumber immediately! This will avoid a potentially nasty situation, which is something that nobody has time to deal with (except for our skilled plumbers of course!).
No hot water
A lack of hot water may not always be a plumbing ’emergency’, but in the middle of winter, nobody wants to be having cold showers. If you can’t figure out what the cause of the issue is, a plumber can most definitely come out to take care of the problem for you.
Broken water lines
If you notice any breaks or other significant issues with your water lines, you most definitely have a plumbing emergency on your hands. If you don’t get on top of the problem ASAP, it can lead to a soggy backyard, unsteady water pressure and overall poor water quality to your home.
Final thoughts - Plumbing emergency
Overall, if you think that the problem will be worsened by leaving it until the next day, the best thing you can do is call a qualified plumber to ensure no further damage is made to your property. Whatever you do, do not wait for your burst pipe or leaky drain to do thousands of dollars in damage to your home!
Here at Capital Plumbing, we are experts In all areas of plumbing and gas, and our services are available 24/7. We are always here to help, so if you are ever unsure about how to deal with your plumbing situation, simply give us a call, and whatever your emergency, we will have a licenced plumber sent to your door to resolve your problem.