Water is an essential part of life, without it you’ll dehydrate and die within approximately 3 days! Of course, an issue with your plumbing system doesn’t mean you can’t access water, you simply have to purchase bottled water while the problem is resolved.
However, it is a good idea to have the number of your local Canberra hot water and plumbing firm; this will help you to ensure you can get hold of them when you really need them.
It’s also a good idea to be aware of the 5 most common plumbing emergencies
A dripping faucet can use $20 worth of water a year. That’s not a lot and the water is literally going down the drain. But, imagine if that leak was a little faster and you didn’t know about out. Your water pressure would have dropped and your meter would be going around faster than normal.
If the leak went unnoticed it’s actually possible that you can damage the structure of the building or even find that your home is flooded.
You should know where the main valve is in order to shut it off, but you’ll want help fast to sry your home and repair the damage.
This is the one thing that most people never want to have to deal with. It’s when you pull the flush and the water goes up, instead of down. The question is whether it will overflow at the top or not.
Overflowing toilets means that the pipes are blocked, possibly by waste being thrown down the toilet when it shouldn’t have been. Wet wipes and anything other than toilet roll should never be put down the toilet.
Failed Sump Pump
The sump pump is your first line of defense is water does get into the basement of your home. Afloat switch should tell the pump to start working and pump the water away. It’s an important bit of kit and that’s why you should have it inspected and maintained at least once a year.
But, that doesn’t stop it failing and it will usually be at the worst possible time when the water is starting to enter your home.
A blocked sink is similar to a blocked toilet, except that perhaps the waste is not quite as disgusting.
Again, this type of plumbing issue is created by putting the wrong things down your waste. Food waste can combine with fat to quickly block any pipe. Water and dish soap should be the only things you send down your sink drain, this will reduce the chances of a nasty blockage.
Water heater issue
The fifth most common plumbing emergencies is failure of your hot water heater. This is a complicated affair as there are several options that can cause water heater failure, including sediment buildup, thermostat failure, heat element issue, and even an electrical problem.
It’ best to get specialist help quickly to resolve the issue.