Flooding could be due to a burst pipe including a Flexi pipe, sewer backup, or water shut off valve failure, these are all examples of plumbing emergencies.
Flood damage can cause significant damage to structures and is a safety concern, therefore should be addressed as soon as possible.
Sewerage waste coming back up
When a sewer line backs up, sewage sits at its backup point, creating a health hazard. It prevents the ability to use the facilities or run water, which makes living difficult as well.
You are without water
Not having access to running water is also a safety concern because, like a sewer backup, prevents you from using the facilities, but also affects cooking and cleaning. Melbourne water is clean and reliable and so should your house plumbing. If you’re without either hot or cold water an emergency plumber should be engaged if you can’t source the problem.
Frozen pipes and/or spigots lend themselves to two of the above concerns: risk of flooding and no water. If a pipe is frozen, not only is water not able to pass through it, but it expands, causing it to crack, which means once it thaws, it presents the risk of flooding. It’s important to know where your water shut off valves are located and how they work. As your plumber during his or her preventative maintenance visit to show you, if you don’t already know.
No hot water or cold water
Having running water is required for a lot of aspects of daily life. Without hot or cold water could be a safety concern and should be considered an emergency.
Other Plumbing Issues
If you find that you can isolate the water such as a leaking toilet or leaking kitchen tap, then it is a true emergency and you should consider calling the plumber during normal hours to reduce your costs. You’ve got to consider that just because your emergency plumber arrives after-hours, or on a holiday or weekend, doesn’t mean they will have access to the required parts to complete the job. You might have a roof leak during a storm but a plumber won’t be able to gain access to the roof. Your emergency services such as SES in Melbourne would be able to assist in this situation and you can call your local plumber today.
The benefit of waiting for a standard business day is that plumbers then have access to supply houses which allow them to get the exact parts and supplies needed to do the job. Other than needing to order a specialty part, plumbers can get the needed parts the same day to do a repair job.