Residential Plumbing emergencies in Melbourne can be put into 6 main categories. The reason these plumbing problems happen so often and at any time of the day is they are the most used plumbing items in and around the home.
Here are our 6 most common residential plumbing emergencies in Melbourne.
1. No Hot Water
One of the most commonly used plumbing fixtures in your home is the hot water system. Dishwashers, showers, baths, sinks and washing machines all demand the use of hot water and often at the same time so they are a high demand, high use plumbing appliance. Unfortunately, there are often no signs your hot water system is about to fail so having an expert reliable emergency Melbourne plumber at call can be the difference between getting you back in hot water the same day or waiting days for your plumber to arrive.
2. Clogged Drains
All your plumbing fixtures in the home are connected at some point to the home sewage system. Toilets, bathrooms, laundry and kitchen wastewater all connect to the drainage system, so when it clogs up you need it un clogged straight away. Other than being inconvenient when your drains block it also presents a serious health hazard. Raw sewage is made up of mainly water containing excrement. Excrement is the major source of harmful microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and parasites so the quicker your emergency plumber can unclog your drain in Melbourne the better. This is when you truly want a plumbing company that offers a guaranteed within the hour plumbing service for plumbing emergencies.
3. Blocked Toilets
Can there be anything worse than a toilet that won’t flush away, when you flush the toilet and the bowl starts filling, and filling and filling to the point where it’s about to overflow onto the floor. If that happens you need a licensed plumber and you need one fast.
Usually, a clogged toilet is caused by excess paper, children’s toys, sanitary items or flushing baby wipes down the toilet. Whatever’s causing your toilet to block you’ll need it unblocked urgently as a toilet is your homes most commonly used fixture, and one you definitely can’t go without. (see our blog on unclogging toilet with plunger).
4. Burst Water Pipe
Whether it’s a pool of water or a hissing sound inside your wall a burst or split water pipe can cause a large amount of damage in a short period of time so when your water pipe leaks you need to turn your water off fast (see our blog on locating your mains water meter isolation valve).
Sometimes the signs of a burst water pipe can be as inconspicuous as mould growing on a wall or kitchen cupboard joinery swelling. Whatever the sign is you definitely want to turn your water off and get it fixed fast. Burst water pipes can be caused by anything from incorrect installation, split or damaged pipes, faulty fittings or physical damage. If you have a burst pipe in Melbourne and need a fast, reliable emergency plumber then call Essendon Plumbing Services, we’re here to help 24/7, 365 days of the year.
5. Leaking Taps
Leaking or dripping taps are cheap to fix but expensive to leave, not only is it a waste of a precious resource you’ll pay the price on your next water bill. With some basic advice (see our blog how to replace a tap washer) replacing tap washers is relatively easy and a safe and legal DIY job you to carry out at home. All you’ll need is some basic hand tools and a washer kit you can buy from Bunnings or any local plumbing supply store.
6. Roof Leaks
As the saying goes, when it rains it pours and the last thing you want when it rains is it pouring inside your home. When we have periods of no rain houses will move and cause sealants to crack and leak, cracked roof tiles, leaking flashing around chimney’s and blocked gutters are also common causes of roof leaks in Melbourne. (see our blog on Everything you need to know about roof leaks in Melbourne).
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