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Summer plumbing problems – why you need an emergency plumber in Melbourne

With Christmas over, it’s back to business as usual.

It’s not just you who goes back to work – so too does your plumbing.

While less stressful than the Christmas period, summer still presents its own unique issues for your plumbing. Think of all the cold showers and extra washing you’ll be doing.

And just like any other time of year, plumbing problems can be seriously disruptive and lead to chaos in your home.

Why do plumbing problems at home need immediate repair?

In many cases, urgent repairs are required for 3 main reasons:

  • To prevent damage (or damage worsening)
  • To keep you and your family safe
  • To stop water wastage

As you can understand, the longer a plumbing issue is left unsolved, the more severe the damage can be. And that can mean more money required to fix the issues (as well as associated damages), as well as a major pain to clean up!


What does an emergency plumber do?

An emergency plumber in Melbourne can help you with a range of plumbing issues across every room of the house, from your bathroom and kitchen through to the laundry.

They’re there for you when you need them most, offering rapid-response plumbing solutions to prevent damage and restore safety to your system and home. 

Glass walk-in shower with gray subway tiled surround and white freestanding tub in new luxury home bathroom. Northwest USA

Blocked shower drains

There’s nothing more refreshing than stepping into a refreshingly cool shower.

Of course, it’s a little hard to do this when your shower drain isn’t working as intended!

Let’s just say that a blocked shower drain isn’t exactly fun to deal with, as you’re forced to stand in what’s essentially a pool of lukewarm greywater with hair, dirty suds and any grime you might have picked up – no thanks!

Clearing blocked shower drains tends to be harder than doing the same for a toilet.

Often, it requires tools like drain augers and special plungers. And in many cases, it also requires a call to an emergency plumber in Melbourne too!

Sprinkler problems

Summer: your garden’s worst enemy.

The secret to maintaining a healthy and good-looking garden throughout the harsh Aussie summer is frequent watering.

That’s why sprinkler systems were invented. But what happens if your garden sprinklers go “kaput”?

Sure, you could venture out, hose in hand. Of course, you won’t always be home to water your front lawn. Other times, it simply might be too darn hot to go outside, let alone do gardening!

Unlike a blocked toilet, fixes for sprinkler systems involves digging. As such, it can’t be done DIY (not that you should) – you need professional help from an emergency plumber in Melbourne.

Laundry plumbing problems

Our Melbourne emergency plumbers are more than adept at helping you with each and every plumbing need in your laundry.

Whether it be a drainage issue or a problem with your taps, sinks, and faucets, our team of expertly trained professionals is here to help diagnose the issue quickly and efficiently. We understand that this is an area of the house that can quickly become messy if issues arise, so our highly experienced plumbers will work hard to ensure your laundry can return to normal as soon as possible.

Common problems include:

Floods or leaks in your laundry

We’ll investigate the issue and figure out what’s going on before implementing the right solution.

Burst pipes

Wherever the damage is, you need support – stat! Don’t hesitate to call our domestic and commercial plumbers in Melbourne for a rapid-response service in your home.

Low water pressure

Poor pressure can impact the effectiveness of your washing machine, resulting in lacklustre results – and, if you need to wash again – wasted water!

Laundry room in modern style with wasing and drying machine

Preparing your home for summer

Sure, we might be halfway through January already. But if you ask us, it’s never too late to get your plumbing inspected!

Inspections are all about preventative plumbing. By picking up on problems with your plumbing early on, your plumber protects you from bursts, flooding, and worse in the near future!

Worried your plumbing mightn’t make it through the rest of summer? Overdue for a plumbing inspection anyway?

If so, a plumbing inspection (with a professional plumber, we should add) needs to be at the top of your home maintenance checklist.

During an inspection, we look at, amongst many things:

  • Your water pressure
  • Any potential damage to flexi hoses
  • Leaking toilets, taps, and showers
  • Blocked, clogged, or poorly functioning drains
  • Your hot water unit

Find out more about what’s involved in a plumbing inspection from Watermaster here.


What are the most common plumbing emergencies?

As you can now understand, any sort of plumbing problem that stops you from using a fixture correctly, is wasting water, is not working as intended, or poses any sort of threat or danger to your home, can be considered a plumbing emergency.

Other issues can include:

  • Blocked or clogged toilets
  • Blocked or burst drains
  • Gas issues (smell gas? Call a plumber immediately!)
  • Problems with your hot water system

Be ready for any plumbing emergencies this summer

Make sure you have a Melbourne plumber on speed dial!

The thing about plumbing emergencies is that oftentimes, you never see them coming.

And when they do, most homeowners just aren’t ready for them!

But you don’t have to be one of them.

Watermaster Plumbing provides speedy emergency plumbing in Melbourne’s south-east. Our team is here to help you with any plumbing emergencies that may arise this summer.

Additionally, we deliver maintenance plumbing in Melbourne. This helps homes and businesses ensure that any minor plumbing woes are identified and addressed before they escalate into larger problems.

Just give us the call and we’ll be there.

Contact Watermaster’s plumbers in Melbourne today on 1300 156 650 or click here to get in touch online.

2023-02-09T22:26:29+00:00 January 20th, 2023|Blog|