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Common Plumbing Emergencies

A cold shower, clogged toilet or flooding home… there is little worse than a plumbing emergency to ruin your entire day. Like any plumbing issue, you want to take care of it as quickly as possible.


There are numerous reasons for you to draft in an emergency plumber, but they cost more, so it’s important to be sure that it really is an emergency situation. Otherwise, you can wait until normal business hours to make the call. Let’s take a look at some of the common emergency plumbing situations.


Leaks

Whether it’s a tap or a pipe when there are leaks you have an emergency situation on your hands. Leaks only get worse over time and it can lead to serious damage to your home. If your tap is merely dripping, a large bucket or jug might be enough to save you until normal hours. However, there are leaks bad enough to require a professional ASAP. Same goes for your pipes, you might be able to rig a temporary solution, but how much water are you losing and how much damage is being done?


Clogs

It could be the toilet or it might be your drain, either way, a clog is best dealt with immediately. Your first port of call would you to try and plunge the toilet yourself. If that fails, call in the professional. Your drain won’t clear, you tried a plunger, you’ve even shoved a coat hanger in there to unblock it and nothing is working… it’s an emergency.


Hot Water Problems

Even in the hottest weather, no one wants to shower in stone cold water. Then again, no one wants to take a shower in boiling water either. Whatever the issue is with your hot water system, it’s one that a professional needs to attend to immediately.


Give us a call today if you need help with an emergency plumbing problem!



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