Author: Brandon Fyfe, Thompson’s Plumbing 5 May 2021
What do I do in a plumbing emergency?
Whether it is a burst pipe, geyser, or a blocked and overflowing waste line, it is never an event to celebrate when there is water wreaking havoc in your home! Each situation may differ, so we have taken the time to give you some advice for dealing with it in the most effective way possible.
What is considered a plumbing emergency? A plumbing emergency will consist of various scenarios with your existing system where there is a severe fault. These scenarios may consist of leaking pipes, blocked drains, burst geysers, no water supply or major water loss. The difference between plumbing emergencies or general plumbing maintenance is that, in the case of an emergency, there is a risk of damage caused to the property or the safety of its occupants is compromised.
Why do plumbing emergencies occur? Just like a car, your plumbing is working system. It is installed according to the local water by-laws (if carried out by a professional). This system requires attention from time to time and failures do occur. These failures are often a result of aged components or materials, product defects, lack of maintenance, external influence or defective workmanship.
In the case of an emergency the first thing you should do is contact your trusted plumber, whether it is day or night, they will either advise you on a temporary solution (if there is one) or, in more severe cases, they will respond to the call-out to provide immediate assistance. It is of utmost importance that you as the customer make use of a qualified, registered and insured plumbing company.
If you are looking for professional emergency plumbing, standard preventative maintenance or renovations, Thompson’s Plumbing can assist. Call any time, day or night, to determine to most cost-effective action for your concern.