Plumbing Emergencies You Should Know About

When anyone mentions the term plumbing emergency, we will probably think of a clogged toilet the morning after Thanksgiving since it is considered to be one of the busiest days of the year for plumbers for obvious reasons. However, it does not constitute as a ‘plumbing emergency,’ in fact we do not realize that there are other major plumbing emergencies that require immediate attention and can be dangerous when left untreated overtime. This article will highlight a few major plumbing emergencies. Sutherland Shire local plumber offers its services in emergency plumbing in case you happen to be looking for one.

  • If you live in an area where temperatures are freezing during winters and snowfall is normal and, you happen to notice a layer of frost accumulated around one of your pipes, you have a case of frozen pipes which can be a serious problem. Frozen pipes are at risk of turning into burst pipes which cause a lot of problems. Calling a plumber immediately is the best course of action and to avoid tampering with the pipe on your own since you can potentially hurt yourself.
  • Burst pipes, regardless of whether they are a result of a frozen pipe or another reason are a problem since they cause infrastructural damage and rake up hundreds in your annual water bill.
  • Inconsistent water pressure in your faucets even after getting them replaced could be a result of a problem in the back channel of your pipes. Prolonging this could put you at risk of not having access to water for a while in the worst case scenario.
  • If you notice the smell of gas in your living space, you could have a potential gas leak which can be dangerous. It is recommended to turn off all appliances, vacate the premises and then call a plumber for immediate help.