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What Is Considered An Emergency Plumbing Issue?

No one likes dealing with plumbing problems, from small leaks to blocked sinks. But what’s the difference between a regular plumbing call-out and a genuine emergency plumbing issue? We’ve covered everything you need to know to decide how quickly you need help with your plumbing problem. Read on to find out more:

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How do I know if I have an emergency plumbing issue?

The first step to knowing what service to call is knowing whether you need help immediately or whether your problem can wait until morning. Here are some of the key considerations you may want to think about if you are considering calling out an emergency plumber:
  • Is this plumbing problem a danger to me or my family?
  • Is this plumbing problem causing damage to my property?
  • Are you left without a toilet or way to wash yourself?
If your answer to any of the questions above is a ‘yes’, then now is the time to get an emergency plumber out to your location. If you have a blocked toilet or sink, but you have alternatives to use in your home, you can probably wait until morning to get a standard plumbing service to your location.

What counts as an emergency plumbing problem?

What is considered an emergency plumbing problem? While the problems you experience can differ, here are some situations where you’ll want to get a fast response to your plumbing problem:

A burst water pipe

A burst water pipe can deal some severe damage, leading to costly repair bills and replacements of walls, ceilings and floors in some cases. If you have a burst water pipe or you’ve come home to a flood, the best thing you can do is get on the phone and get a plumber out to you as soon as possible.

All of your drains are blocked

A blockage across all your drains can indicate a problem further down the sewage line, which can lead to your toilet overflowing and all kinds of other backflow issues. If you find multiple drains blocked in your home, call an emergency plumber to resolve the problem quickly.

Your boiler has broken down

A broken boiler might seem like something that can wait but depending on the cause of the issue, you’ll want to get it fixed sooner rather than later. In some cases, a faulty heater can be dangerous, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry if you’re spotted a worrying error code or experienced a complete failure of your system.

Call Oceanside Services for 1 hour emergency response

Need a speedy response to your plumbing problems in Queensland? Our team offers a one-hour response when you need us the most with service across Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Get in touch any time of the day or night for our specialist emergency plumbing services. Whatever the problem, we’re here to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.