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Plumbing Emergencies That Merit a Call to a Perth Plumbing Service

Plumbing Emergencies That Merit a Call to a Perth Plumbing Service

A home’s plumbing system is often one of the most ignored systems in a home—until something goes wrong, that is. Even then, many homeowners choose to ignore smaller problems, not knowing that even these small issues can leads to thousands of dollars wasted on water bill every year.

While there are certain problems wherein a call to a plumber in Perth can be postponed to the start of the weekend, some are classified as plumbing emergencies and should therefore be addressed immediately. Such problems include:

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Malfunctioning Tap

Although a leaking tap is a common problem, there are times when the tap completely malfunctions and won’t shut off. In such cases, you should cut off the flow of water using the shutoff valve underneath immediately. If there is no shut off valve, use your home’s main water supply shut off valve. When faced with a hot water tap, turn off your heater first and wait for the water to run cold to avoid scalding.

Clogged Drains

A clogged drain is more than just an inconvenience. If left unchecked, a clog can easily divert sewage back into your home, causing thousands of dollars in water damage along with a myriad of health risks. If you notice a slow drain or any gurgling sounds coming from your drains when using plumbing fixtures, then it’s a sign that it may be clogged. Refrain from using any of your plumbing fixtures until the issue has been resolved to avoid further exacerbating the problem.

Burst Pipes

With each passing year, your pipes take one step closer to bursting due to the heavy strain caused by transporting pressurised water throughout your home. The chances of an old pipe bursting is even greater if the water pressure in your home is 80 psi or higher. Fortunately, most pipes will start making noises before they fail, so be alert to any banging or clanging noises.

If you experience any of the problems mentioned above, call an experienced Perth plumbing service, like 13 Plumber Perth, that offers emergency services. In many cases, these plumbing services are able to send a skilled plumber to your home within an hour of your call.

(Source: Do You Need to Replace Your Plumbing?; House Logic)

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