What Plumbing Issues Require Emergency Services?

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Sometimes minor plumbing issues, like a leaking fixture or a slow drain, can quickly turn into a burst pipe or blocked drain and become an emergency. At Andrew Vanny Plumbing, we offer emergency plumbing services to our clients as we understand that these situations require fast responses to prevent further damage. Our phone lines are always open to report an incident at any time of the day, so when a plumbing issue arises, we’ll be there ready to solve your problem.

You may be unsure what constitutes an emergency plumbing issue, so we’ve listed below which are included in our emergency services.

  1. Burst Pipes
  2. Our emergency services include burst pipes as they will cause extensive damage in a short period of time. Burst pipes cause water to flow into your home and flood your ceilings, walls, floors, and other structures. Not only does this weaken the structural integrity and stability of your home, but if not cleaned correctly, it causes mould to grow due to the increased moisture.

    When pipes that are part of your drainage or sewer system burst, it’s even more crucial to repair damage as soon as possible. Water that passes through these systems contains higher concentrations of contaminants like bacteria, which pose a severe threat to your home and your family’s health. We strongly advise knowing where your shut off valve is and how to correctly turn it off to prevent a situation like this from escalating. If you don’t know where it is or what to look for, ask your plumber on the next inspection conducted.

    Different Types of Leaks

    1. Water Leaks

      Any water leak near electrical fittings or fuses, warping walls or floors, or disrupting your daily routine is considered an emergency issue. These leaks pose serious safety concerns, so it is in your best interest to block off the affected area and call a licensed plumber to safely take care of the leak. Aside from being a safety hazard, water leaks are incredibly costly to your water bill. Leaks as small as a leaking tap alone can waste up to 90 litres of water per day, so by leaving this plumbing issue unresolved, you can wind up incurring a reasonably high water bill from wasted water.

    2. Gas Leaks

      With the potential to do much harm and damage, gas leaks are an emergency service that needs to be taken seriously due to their volatility. Fortunately, gas leaks are easier to detect than water leaks because of the affected area’s odour. If you’re unsure whether you have a gas leak or not, mix dish soap and water in a spray bottle and spray your gas line. When bubbles form, it indicates you have a gas leak.

  3. Blocked Drains
  4. The most common emergency plumbing issue, blocked toilets especially. Severe blockages cause the water to be redirected upwards and overflow toilet bowls or sinks, bringing a whole lot of mess and stench to the property. This regurgitation of sorts is not only gross but is also hazardous to your health as it triggers respiratory issues, particularly those who suffer from existing conditions. Therefore, if your drain snake or plunger can’t do the trick, call us at Andrew Vanny Plumbing to have your drains cleared in no time!

What can you do while waiting for us to arrive at your property?

If you have a basic knowledge of how your plumbing system works, now is the best time to use it! If you know where your valve controls are located, shut it off to help reduce the severity of the problem. For instance, you’ve encountered a burst pipe on your water supply line, find the valve for the supply line and shut it off to avoid water wastage and flooding. Then call us at Andrew Vanny Plumbing to come and resolve your emergency.

This temporary solution applies to your gas leaks too. Turn the supply valve off to avoid the gas flowing as it will lower the possibility of it coming into contact with anything flammable.

Do you still have questions about our emergency plumbing services? Call us now at 0480 009 605 or email us at info@andrewvannyplumbing.com.au with your queries. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

To check the complete list of our plumbing services, click here, and if you want to know if your area is part of our service locations, click here.

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