Thankfully, at All Elements Plumbing & Gas, we’ve got first-hand experience in dealing with all kinds of emergencies, so we know what you need to look out for when trying to find an expert in a quick and timely manner. This blog will outline what reasons you might need an emergency 24/7 plumbing service so that you know what to look out for ahead of time.
A Gas Leak
These are plumbing emergencies due to the fact they can become dangerous, fast. They’re detectable by the smell: similar to a rotten egg or sulfuric scent, this will be the first sign of the leak that you’ll notice. Other side effects include dizziness and nausea. If you suspect you have a gas leak, we recommend that you call an emergency plumber as soon as possible. It’s better to be safe than sorry about these types of issues.
This is a potentially huge issue for your home due to the fact ruptured pipes can let out nearly 400 litres of water in 8 hours. These occur after ignoring damaged pipes for a number of years: look out for poor water flow, twisted walls and invaded black cast as these are all signs of potential irregularities. If you notice your pipe has ruptured, turn off your water supply immediately and call an expert.
If a toilet is compressed or blocked, it might be so severe that there is a potential explosion. While this is a rarity, a blocked flow system can lead to a plumbing emergency like this. If your toilet explodes, this is a highly risky situation for everyone in the household.
Hot Water Heater Breakdown
If you notice that your hot water heater is leaking, it’s time to call in an expert. Other issues surrounding hot water tanks, like smells, or slight temperature changes, don’t require immediate attention. However, if the tank temperature gets too high due to a leak, it could cause an explosion. This explosion would cause considerable damage to your home, so ring an emergency plumber as soon as possible.
A Blocked Sewage System
While this is never an issue people want to come across, you’d need to call in a specialised tradesperson immediately if it doesn’t happen around your home. The signs of a blocked sewage system include drain clogs, odours, bubbly toilets, and pooling water around a drainage system. These need to be fixed as soon as possible, due to the level of pollutants and bacterias that inhabit sewage systems: it’s harmful to people’s health, so an expert must do the repairs.
Sweating walls occur when the water within the pipe gets much colder than the surrounding air: this is particularly true for high humidity. If both the humid and the hot air reach the pipes, droplets of moisture will form and sweat. When the air outside meets the sweating walls, the moisture will liquefy and the walls may start to drip and form a puddle. This then can cause dampness and damage to your home, resulting in dangerous levels of mould.
Hiring an emergency plumber isn’t an easy task. This tradesperson will be your go-to person if something goes wrong within your home. There could be a number of things that cause your plumbing to turn from a routine check to a serious emergency, and your plumber should be your first point of call if the worst should happen. From a gas leak, through to a blocked sewage system, sweating walls, and so much more, there are all sorts of potential plumbing emergencies that could happen. That’s why you need a company that is reliable, trustworthy and an expert in your field.
At All Elements Plumbing, we have all these qualities and more. When you hire us as your plumber, you know that you hire reliable, dependable experts for any kind of emergencies. Give us a call if you want any further information on our services in the Adelaide area.