Plumbing emergencies can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare!
Now, you may think that DIY repairs are the way to go, but you can end up causing more damage by employing the wrong products, tools and techniques. That’s why you should know about the best emergency plumbers in Adelaide
and how to contact them.
With Same Day Trades, you can hire qualified and experienced professionals to help you bail out of trouble anytime, anywhere.
What Kind Of Plumbing Emergencies Can You Face In Adelaide?
No matter which part of Adelaide you reside in, plumbing emergencies can disrupt your daily life. But if you’re yet to face one, then here are some situations that you should stay prepared for.
1. Leaking Basin
A leaking basin is one such issue that can easily take the prize for being the most annoying plumbing problem. After all, no one wants to walk into the bathroom or kitchen only to find that the water from the faucet is forming a pool near their feet. And if there’s an electric outlet nearby, then it can put the safety of your house and family members at major risk.
Besides, there’s no one definite reason behind a leaky basin- anything from a malfunctioning tap to a burst pipe and faulty water supply lines. The problem can be worse if you need to fix or replace the pipes that are concealed in a cabinet or run behind the wall.
2. Blocked Or Broken Pipes
Grease, oil, hair follicles and other waste materials, like plastic, paper or food particles often enter the drains to clog them over time. Likewise, stormwater drains can get blocked due to twigs, leaves and other foreign objects that blow inside them with wind or surface rainwater runoff.
Other than that, corrosion or rust may settle on the interior or exterior surface of the pipes, which almost invariably requires replacing them with new ones.
Blocked pipes, whether inside the house or outside, can become a major nuisance if not fixed in time. They can restrict the water flow to put excessive pressure on the joints, causing internal damages or even burst pipes. Apart from that, the organic debris can rot inside the pipe to give off a foul smell, making the ambience extremely unhealthy.
If you live in an area that receives hard water or the water pressure in your home fluctuates often, then the pipes may need frequent repair or replacement, which can be difficult to do the DIY way.
3. Leaking Cistern
There’s no denying that a cistern is an integral part of your bathroom, as it helps keep the toilet functional. However, regular use and the resultant wear and tear can inflict damages, making it leak water over the bathroom floor. This accumulated water can make the surface slippery as well as seep through the floor and walls, causing damages worth thousands of dollars to the foundation of the building.
4. Clogged Shower Or Bathtub
You may think that the soap and shampoo you use daily will ultimately make their way down the shower drain, but that may not be the case every time. The residue from these products may sometimes clog the shower or bathtub drain, requiring you to manually remove them (and grossing you out in the process).
Moreover, hair follicles and fabric shedding from your towels or bathrobes can contribute to a clogged shower or bathtub drain.
5. Leaking Breacher
For the unversed, a breacher pipe sits behind the wall to connect the faucet or showerhead to its water outlet. The constant flow of hot and cold water inside it causes the pipe to expand and contract, causing degeneration and leaks over time.
However, the location of this pipe makes it tricky to access, making DIY repairs and replacements almost impossible. The problem can be made worse if the leak isn’t detected from the get-go, as the walls and flooring can get damaged from constant exposure to moisture.
6. Burst Flexi Hose
Burst flexi hoses are one of the leading causes of plumbing-related damages, and let us tell you why. In the absence of water flow during the night, the flexi hose pressurises as the accumulated water tries to escape the pipe.
This constant exposure to pressure and a sudden flow of water in the morning can cause the hose material to develop weak points, which eventually causes it to burst open and flood the entire area. Corroded flexi hoses or those that have neared the end of their warranty period can also cause the same problem.
7. Outdoor Water Leak
Several reasons can damage your outdoor pipes, such as a faulty sewer line, incorrect irrigation practises or extreme temperatures. Besides, accidental poking while cleaning the yard or running over them with vehicles may cause dripping or full-blown leaks.
8. Repairing Or Installing Hot Water Systems
Hot water systems become an indispensable part of our lives in the colder months. However, many people tend to overlook their maintenance needs, making them susceptible to malfunctioning. Another thing to keep in mind is that not every hot water system runs on the same power source and may have different maintenance requirements, which are best fulfilled by professionals.
Moreover, you’d want to hire our qualified professionals if you’re installing a new system or replacing an old one.
What Are The Signs You’re Facing A Plumbing Emergency?
There are various ways to detect a plumbing emergency, which include:
1. Dripping Or Leaky Faucets
If you have noticed water dripping from the faucet even after turning it off properly, then it may indicate a problem with the seal, generally caused by external damages or corroded parts. In such cases, we’d recommend turning off its water supply and contacting us at the earliest.
2. Standing Water In The Sink Or On The Floor
A pool of dirty water in the sink, on the kitchen floor or in the shower area may be caused due to a blocked drain or pipe. And although you may be tempted to use DIY fixes like using chemical drain cleaners and plungers, they can inflict more damage if not executed the right way.
Similarly, unexpected pools of water in the lawn or backyard can result from leaky outdoor pipes or stormwater drains.
3. Restricted Or Continuous Water Flow From The Cistern To The Toilet Bowl
If the cistern doesn’t supply less water to the toilet bowl after flushing or the water doesn’t stop flowing, then you may need us for some repair or replacement.
4. Damp Spots On The Floor Or Wall
A burst or leak in pipes concealed by cabinets, walls or flooring can form damp spots on the outer surfaces. These spots may, in turn, harbour mould formation, which can cause further damages to the building material.
5. Gurgling Or Muffled Noises From The Drains
While gurgling noises originating from drains and pipes can result from blockages, muffled sounds of water flowing from the ground or wall can help you detect a leak early on.
6. Increased Water Bills And A Running Water Meter
If the water bills are making you break the bank without any apparent increase in water consumption, then we’d strongly recommend getting your plumbing system checked by our professionals.
Furthermore, you can employ a quick DIY check to confirm the presence of a leak. Turn off the main water supply and observe the readings of your water meter. If it’s still running, then there’s an undetected leak in your pipes.
7. Malfunctioning Water-Based Appliances
An inadequate supply of hot water from your hot water system or ineffective cleaning in the dishwasher can indicate a problem in the pipes or the appliances themselves. But if you’re not sure about the exact cause, then immediately get in touch with our professionals. They may then suggest repairing the affected parts or replacing the entire unit as required.
How We Can Help With Plumbing Emergencies?
We at Same Day Trades have industry-leading plumbers and technicians who will help resolve any plumbing issue that you may come across. Whether it’s cleaning a blocked pipe or installing new pipes, faucets and appliances- there’s nothing we don’t do.
Once you book an appointment with us, our experts will reach your doorstep at a pre-decided time and conduct thorough inspections to detect the exact problem. And after the problem has been identified, they will walk you through the course of action to give you a detailed idea of the maintenance, repair or replacement job required to fix it.
Not only that, but they will also tell you about our pricing policies beforehand so that you don’t have to prepare for nasty surprises later. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority and we leave no stone unturned to achieve the same.
Why Are We The Best There Is When It Comes To Plumbing Emergencies?
1. Licensed And Insured Technicians
All our technicians and plumbers are fully licensed to perform the different services that we offer. They also have years of experience dealing with the various types of pipes, faucets, water-based appliances and plumbing accessories used for residential and commercial purposes.
And by hiring insured plumbers, you can save yourself from the hassle of paying hundreds of dollars should anything go wrong. You will also be pleased to know that we back our workmanship with a lifetime warranty.
2. Modern Tools And Techniques
We believe that plumbing inspections and jobs shouldn’t bring your life to a standstill. That’s why we use the latest tools and techniques that effectively resolve your plumbing issues within a reasonable period.
For example, we use state-of-the-art HD cameras to conduct CCTV pipe inspections, enabling us to get a clear view of the pipes without tearing down walls or floors. Beyond that, we use non-invasive repair procedures like pipe relining to repair or install new pipes, making them more durable than the existing ones.
3. 24×7 Emergency Services All Across Adelaide
Our services are available 24×7, 365 days a year in the suburbs of Adelaide, including Aberfoyle Park, Angle Park, Black Forest, Crafers West, Elizabeth South, Happy Valley and Kudla. Simply visit the “suburbs” page to see our serviceable areas and click on the desired option to book an appointment.
How To Get In Touch With Us?
Dial the helpline number to contact our customer service representatives and book a convenient appointment.
Alternatively, you can fill out a short e-from by clicking on the “contact us” option and entering a few simple details like your name, phone number, email address and a short message describing the plumbing emergency. One of our customer service representatives will reach out to you and help you book the required services.
Visit our website to explore our full range of services, and get in touch today!