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What’s classified as emergency plumbing?

There are some plumbing problems that are annoying and inconvenient to everyday life – but are they deemed a plumbing emergency?

Whether you’re a homeowner or tenant or running your own business from a commercial property – this question has likely left you scratching your head at least once.

It’s very worth knowing what needs tending to in a timely manner, as opposed to what needs attention urgently. Want to know what’s oftentimes classified as emergency plumbing?

We’ve set the foundations for your future reference.

Read more from Fremantle Plumbing to find out.

Blocked drains, sinks and toilets

Blocked drains, sinks and toilets are more than an inconvenience. In fact, these instances are likely pointing to a problem within your pipes or sewerage system.

If so, this is a challenging task to fix yourself (but not for a licensed Perth plumber) and is unlikely to dissipate without action.

Call a reliable Fremantle plumber to resolve the issue, preventing potentially costly and time-consuming damage down the line.

Burst pipes

Pipes can unfortunately rupture in a multitude of ways – mostly occurring due to faulty installation, low-quality plumbing fixtures, accidental impact and age.

Again, burst pipes are not something to leave for now (or forever!) Likewise, it’s not recommended to attempt to solve this unfortunate circumstance, yourself.

What should you do?

  • Shut off all water access to your home or business.
  • This can be done by accessing your mains tap (often located next to the meter).
  • Call a Perth emergency plumber.

Your pipe will need to be repaired to minimise the risk of further pipe failure, property water damage and of course, wasted water and money.

Gas leaks

Gas is commonly used for cooking and heating within homes and businesses and is a welcomed convenience for many.

However, leaking is incredibly dangerous and poses a wide array of health risks.

The smell (of sulphur/rotten eggs) is the most prominent in the event of a gas leak.

What should you do?

While you await your plumber and gas fitter, avoid the use of any naked flames within the property – such as candles, matches and lighters.

Leaky pipes

If you notice a leaky pipe, switch off your water immediately and call a plumber. Quick action now will save you time, money and not the mention, precious water, from being wasted.

No hot water

While not a dire emergency – who can safely say they’d be content with living without hot water for long, or forever? Probably not many.

Lack of hot water is more of an issue in the colder months. Usually, when a property lacks hot water, it’s due to an internal problem that anyone who isn’t a licenced plumber, will not be able to fix professionally.

Need an emergency plumber fast?

Contact Fremantle Plumbing today for always professional, prompt plumbing services and an emergency plumber to come to your door, fast.

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