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5 common issues our Bayside plumbers fix (and how to avoid them!)

Plumbing emergencies can happen at any given time. And when emergency strikes, the best thing to do is contact a reliable emergency plumber for a fix or solution!

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a homeowner or in need of a commercial plumber in Melbourne – no property is immune from plumbing emergencies.

Fortunately, our Bayside plumbing team is ready to tackle any plumbing emergencies you may run into!

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The most common plumbing emergencies our Bayside plumbers deal with (and what you can do to prevent them!)

Burst pipes

One of the worst plumbing emergencies that we hope you’ll never have to face? Burst pipes

A leak is bad enough as it is – now imagine your entire home flooding as well!

Nobody wants to deal with the aftermath of an indoor flood – while our emergency plumbers in Melbourne will fix the burst itself, oftentimes the damage that arises following a burst can be even worse, and require professional intervention.

Obviously, you’ll want to avoid a burst all together – and the best way to do this is with regular plumbing inspections and preventative maintenance.

There are many factors that can lead to burst pipes – some of the most common include:

  • Damaged pipes
  • Poorly insulated piping
  • High water pressure

Our Masterful team can identify and devise a fix for each of these before they result in burst pipes. 

Just another reason why we encourage homeowners and business owners alike to organise periodic plumbing inspections! 

Water leaks

While the damage isn’t as bad as a burst, if you ask us, leaks are even more insidious, as they can continue for months before they’re even identified.

Over time, a seemingly small leak can turn into a huge problem, with moisture accumulating in your walls, in your cabinets, or under your floors.

And that in turn leads to one horrible thing: mould growth. This, in turn, can lead to health problems and significant damage to important surfaces and structures of your home. 

Think you’ve sprung a leak? Follow these three steps to try to identify it:

  1. Shut off all taps and water appliances in your home
  2. Go outside and locate your water meter
  3. See if it’s still recording water consumption

If it does, chances are you’ve sprung a leak somewhere!

If you can locate the leak, there are a range of DIY plumbing band-aids you can use to temporarily alleviate the situation while awaiting assistance from our Bayside plumbers.

And if you can’t, it’s critical that you give our emergency plumbing team a call!

Not only will we locate the leak and fix it, but we can also provide an in-depth investigation to uncover any more hidden problems (or identify anything that may turn into a major headache over time!) 

Hot water problems

You’ve hopped in the shower and expect warm water after just a few seconds. Time passes, and you’re greeted with nothing more than chilly water.

With winter only a few short weeks away (and the cold weather well and truly here!), this is a plumbing emergency that we predict we’ll be called to a lot more frequently.

In the vast majority of cases, the problem lies with your hot water system. In particular, it may be the result of:

  • Electrical or gas issues
  • Water leaks
  • Broken heating elements

Our Bayside plumbers strongly recommend regular hot water service – one of the reasons being that we can identify issues with your water heater and fix them before they result in you losing your hot water!

Our emergency plumbing team can safely carry out water heater repairs – including complete replacement – should we uncover any problems with your hot water system.

Clogged toilet

While we said before that a burst drain is one of the worst plumbing emergencies you can run into, we can’t deny that a clogged toilet is tied in first place.

No matter the type of clog, our emergency plumbers can fix it for you. In addition to unclogging drains for you, we can also:

  • Upgrade them with wider pipes so that your toilets don’t clog
  • Fix clogs caused by issues like a broken sewer connection line

Of course, the best way to avoid such a plumbing emergency is to ensure that it never gets blocked in the first place!

There are a few common household items we think many people absent-mindedly flush down the toilet.

Fixing your habit is simple. Just remember this rule: the only thing that should go down the toilet is toilet paper and, ahem, waste. Nothing else. No excuses. 

That means you should never flush items such as:

  • Paper towels
  • Hair
  • Tissues
  • Wet wipes
  • Cotton buds
  • Sanitary items
  • Even those wet wipes you see in the supermarket!

While some items may market themselves as flushable, the truth is that in the vast majority of cases, they aren’t.

In our experience, these kinds of kitchen and bathroom products are the most common sources of toilet blockages.

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Slow drain

Is your drain taking a long time to, well, drain?

If so, you may have a plumbing emergency on your hands!

Sure, it isn’t a big deal right now; at most, it’s an annoyance.

Over time however, clogged drains can often result in two unpleasant problems:

Luckily, just like with toilets, this is an easy issue to avoid: just be careful with what goes down your drain.

The easiest way to do this is to fit your drains (particularly in the kitchen) with strainers. Let them do the hard work for you by capturing debris and waste; all you need to do is empty the debris into your rubbish bin. 

Plumbing emergency? Call our emergency plumbers in Bayside!

By following these simple steps, you too can prevent plumbing emergencies from popping up in your home or commercial property.

Of course, we all know what they say about the best laid plans. Even with all these precautions, you can’t rule out an unexpected plumbing emergency.

That’s where our team comes into the picture.

Our Bayside plumbers can fix a wide range of domestic and commercial plumbing problems. Best of all, we’ll do the job quickly, reliably and effectively.

Whether you need a home plumber or a commercial plumber, our team is the one to call for any kind of plumbing issue, including:

Call our Masterful team for rapid-response plumbing services across Bayside on 1300 156 650. Alternatively, lodge a job online.

You can also visit us for plumbers in Melbourne: pop into our headquarters at 9/22 George St Sandringham, VIC 3191, if you prefer a more hands-on approach.

2024-04-26T00:35:12+00:00 May 18th, 2020|Blog|