Few Most Common Plumbing Related Emergencies that Every Homeowner Must Know

Usually, plumbers are called for scheduled maintenance or any inspection. However, quite often there are many instances when nobody is sure whether should we call a plumber or not, particularly during night or on Sundays, as emergency call rates are much higher.

However, following are few of the emergency issues when perhaps you should not wait, but call any Sydney plumbers irrespective of whether they occur during day or night.

  1. Clogged toilets

If your toilet is clogged and also making strange noise or refusing to get flushed out then it can totally ruin your whole day. That is because toilet is one of the most used fixtures at home.

  1. Clogged sinks

If you ever come across a situation when your clog becomes too severe, then water flow will stop completely that could cause serious slowing down of all your daily activities.

  1. Leaking water heater

In case, you find a leak or any other problem interrupting the hot water supply, then you are wasting plenty of your hard earned money on your water heating.

  1. Clogged bathtubs/shower drains

While taking shower, if water starts rising or strange gurgling sound is heard from the drain, then soap scum or hair build-up will be the most common culprit behind such plumbing emergency.

  1. Leaky faucets/toilets

If you constantly hear drip, drip sound then it can be really very annoying for anyone. Also, at the same time leaky faucets can raise up water bills, rust may form and facilitate mould growth.

  1. Broken water lines

Earthquakes, tree roots or poorly aimed shovels may break your underground water lines. This will cause soggy areas all around the yard, low water quality and also low water pressure.

  1. Leaky hoses of washing machine 

Water hoses are usually the weakest link of your expensive washing machine. If you find cracked/bulging hose behind washer, then don’t ignore it. Mould or rust could create serious problems.

  1. Burst pipes

This kind of problem may require complete replacement of pipes, which must be handled only by professional plumbers.

  1. Sewer system backup

This problem is too messy, costly and also inconvenient. Signs of such sewer system backup are:

  • Multiple drain clogs
  • Gurgling toilets
  • Bad sewage odours coming from drains
  • Water pooling around your basement floor drain
  1. No hot water

Most likely that you have water heater malfunction or certain electrical issue or it can also be plumbing leak. Often it can also be due to utility company’s fault and you are not getting hot water.

  1. Gas leaks

It is most dangerous to your property because it can create explosion or fire. If you suspect gas leak, then first shut down your main gas valve prior to calling a plumber.

  1. Unusual stains/spots

Small water trickles may slowly and surely be able to damage walls, floors and furnishings. Even a minor spot can grow mould or get mildewed, which will spread behind walls, ceilings and floors. Also, odour could develop.

  1. Plumbing system becomes unusable

If toilets don’t flush, your sink doesn’t drain, your washing machines aren’t functioning because of water backup, and then all these problems will disrupt your household operations.