Close up of a kitchen sink faucet with low water pressure

5 Plumbing Emergencies That Need Your Attention

We’ve all become used to modern plumbing. Most homes have dependable systems for disposing of trash and supplying hot water to our faucets. When your plumbing fails, though, you soon realize how fortunate we are. Several possible problems might send you running for the phone to hire a 24-hour plumber. Here are some of the most frequent plumbing situations you may encounter.

1. A Sink Drainage That Won’t Budge

There are a few things more annoying than a clogged drain. It might be challenging to clear a blockage in your sink or shower drain. Several factors might cause your drains to block. The most prevalent culprit, though, is human or pet hair.

Before you contact a plumber to unclog your drain, try a few at-home remedies first. You may be able to save money on a plumber’s visit by utilizing chemical drain cleaners, a sink plunger, or a sink drain auger. If you’ve done everything to a dot and nothing feels right, it’s probably time to call in the professionals.

2. Overflowing Toilets

Toilets are usually the most used plumbing items in a typical home. This indicates they have significant wear and tear. When your toilet becomes clogged, it is most likely due to a blockage.

Clogs are produced by many factors, including flushing non-flushable materials and flushing too big items for the toilet. A blocked toilet will refuse to flush, overflow, and have a high water level that will not go down. While minor clogs can be easily solved at home with a plunger, you should leave the deep blockages to a licensed plumber.

3. Water Heater Leak

Your hot water heater grows more prone to leaks and drips as it ages. You probably have a water leak problem if you see a pool of water under the water heater, witness water dripping from the surrounding pipes, or hear a dripping sound coming from the heater. Those drops add up pretty quickly, putting you in a shock when you get the water bills next month.

Depending on the situation, the plumber can fix or replace it entirely. A faulty valve is highly manageable, but if your water heater is over ten years old or has significant corrosion, replacement is your best option. In any instance, we’ll check the unit thoroughly and advise you on the best long-term solution.

4. You Can Barely Feel the Water Pressure From Your Faucets

Low water pressure is common in older homes, but it may also occur in newer homes. Depending on the reason, low water pressure might occur quickly or gradually worsen over time. The usual causes are a broken regulator and leaky or clogged pipes. Whatever the cause, low water pressure makes it challenging to rinse dishes and shower. Therefore addressing the problem is a top priority to resume regular water consumption.

5. Gas Line Damage

Many people overlook the fact that plumbers may also repair gas service lines in addition to water lines. If you notice a leak in your gas line, call an emergency plumber right at once before it causes further damage to your home and your family’s health.

Gas lines can be found in a variety of locations around your home. We’ve previously discussed the water heater. On the other hand, the kitchen is one of the most typical locations for a gas leak. As a result, mineral accumulation can cause them to get blocked fast. It is also possible to have a gas leak in your home if you have a gas fireplace.

Conclusion

Although we all wish our plumbing worked flawlessly every day of the year, we live in the real world, which means we occasionally experience real-world plumbing difficulties.

At Bromac Mechanical, we go above and beyond to ensure your plumbing is entirely safe and functional for your family. Contact us to get the best emergency plumbing services in Abbotsford today!

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An Update From Bromac
Regarding COVID-19

We understand that times are tough and as an essential service, we will be staying open for all emergency and non-emergency calls.

Materials may start to run dry but we have done our best to order trucks filled with water heaters, furnaces, pipe and other materials to prep for potential shortages.

If there are any jobs you know you need done in the next while, please book with us ASAP so we can consider further material orders. For unexpected/less common emergency calls, we will do our best to stock less common parts to be able to assist in such cases. For all drain cleaning jobs, our machines are ready for the task.

As per normal we will be accepting credit as we know times like this could put a financial strain on many.

Times like these can unite us as a community. We look forward to assisting wherever and whoever is in need during the coming weeks and months.

*All of our techs are being screened and will not be working if feeling at all under-the-weather*