What to do in a Plumbing Emergency

Plumbing emergencies never occur at a convenient time and they may potentially be damaging and costly to deal with. Nobody wants to wake up to a blocked toilet overflowing or a burst pipe hidden behind a wall. We’ve listed some of the most common plumbing emergencies below – even though some may seem like a simple inconvenience, they can quickly turn into a big problem.

Blocked Drains Emergency

There are a number of issues that may be contributing to your blocked drains. If it is your sewer that has gotten blocked, it may be due to baby wipes or other foreign objects being flushed down the toilet. If your stormwater drain is clogged, it may be due to tree roots or garden debris for example. Using a plunger may help to clear your blockages, but generally you are better off calling an emergency plumber with specialised equipment.

Burst Pipes  Emergency

Burst pipes can be caused by a variety of different things like old age, wear and tear, rust and faulty installation. If this happens in your home, you may notice wet spots on your floor or ceiling, or differences in water pressure. If you notice a burst pipe in your house, you should try and identify where the leak has occurred. Otherwise, turn off your water main valve to stop more water leaking throughout your home. Once you’ve done this, call the experts at Hughes Plumbing Contractors right away.

No Hot Water Emergency

Hot water systems are something that most people ignore and take for granted until they suddenly malfunction or stop working. A lack of hot water in your home can be a result of many issues like the pilot light not being turned on, problems with the thermostat or heating elements, or sediment build up. If you notice a lack of hot water in your home, make sure your system and the pilot light are switched on. After this, make sure you call an expert plumber to inspect and repair or replace your system.

How Hughes Plumbing Contractors Helps With Plumbing Emergencies

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when dealing with a plumbing emergency is waiting too long before contacting an expert plumber. As a result of this, some people experience water damage throughout their home or exposure to sewerage, mould or mildew. As a general rule of thumb, you should contact your local emergency plumber any time you experience a blocked drain, burst pipe or lack of hot water.

The team at Hughes Plumbing Contractors are experts when it comes to dealing with all kinds of plumbing emergencies. We are highly experienced, licensed and qualified and we have a wide array of modern plumbing equipment in our arsenal. We know that some jobs can’t wait until tomorrow, and that’s why our team are on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. When you need affordable emergency plumbing solutions anytime around the clock, choose Hughes Plumbing Contractors. You can contact us today by calling 0406 288 142 or sending an email to info@hughespc.com.au.