1. Burst Pipes: Your priority here is stop water flowing until the plumber can arrive to fix the leak. . Locate the main shutoff valve to your house and close it. This is usually located at the front boundary of your property next to the water meter. Turning off the shutoff valve will close the water supply to the fixtures and therefore stop the flood. Next turn on cold water taps to quickly drain pipes and stop water flow from leak. After damage controlling the emergency call us on 0401 533 706 for a plumber to repair or replace the burst section of the pipe.
2. Leaky Plumbing Fixtures: Close the shutoff valveto the leaky fixture (or if there is not one, and water flow s strong, then you may need to shut off the main water valve (see above). Check the fixture's trap for debris, hair, soap scum, and food particles that might obstruct its opening and cause overflowing of the fixture. Contact us for effective plumbing repair.
3. Blocked Drains & Toilets: This can be a nightmare of an emergency. Sewerage backflowing into the home or garden is traumatic to say the least. If you have a plunger, try an plunge yourself, but often a blockage is a sign of a more sinister problem and may mean an issue with your drainage. A qualified plumber will quickly assess whether this is a once off blockage or whether it will require more investigation. Either way, do not panic. We take blocked drains and toliets seriously as they present a serious health hazard. We provide a same day drain unblocking service in these cases. Call 0401 533 706 to speak with a plumber now.
When you encounter an emergency plumbing problem, remember to follow this advise to reduce damage caused and thereby cutting down your plumbing cost too.