Unfortunately when in an emergency it does not usually allow you enough time to carry out a thorough investigation of the plumbing company that you would like to use. You can find yourself in a case of using the first plumber that answers the phone.
If you do not already have a preferred plumber that you have previously used or who comes via good recommendation it is a wise move to do some research. Find a plumber that you like and add them to your contact list long before you need their services. Don’t wait for a plumbing emergency disaster to strike and then go looking.
If you are planning to move house or are new to the Gold Coast, once you have settled in it is a good idea to start researching the local Gold Coast plumbers in your area. You can research on the internet and also ask your new neighbours who they have used in the past and trust. That way you will be fully prepared if you need emergency plumbing in a hurry.
Common emergency plumbing problems on the Gold Coast are usually one of the following:
If you know or suspect you have a water leak, because all of a sudden you have water appearing out of ‘nowhere’. It is best to contact a plumber as soon as possible to locate the leak. That way you will not end up with costly damage and a surprise large water bill from the council. Here are some steps you can carry out before calling your Gold Coast plumber to make sure it is definitely a water leak and obtain information that the plumber may find handy.
Finding out you have no hot water as you jump in the shower can be very frustrating, especially in the middle of winter. It’s at this point that you really appreciate the luxury of being able to turn on the tap and have piping hot water come out without any effort.
Before calling your plumber, check what is happening first as it may be an electrical problem, not a plumbing problem.
When the water in your sink or toilet bowl starts to drain away slowly you may hope that it will just correct itself. More often than not the slow draining water gets much worse, not better. At this point you can try and plunge the toilet or sink if you have a plunger. But it is best not to put any chemical cleaning agents down the drain as they are corrosive and can bubble back out and burn you.
Usually the chemical cleaning product won’t help any way, and if it does help, the problem usually comes back fairly quickly because it hasn’t fixed the root of the problem. It is best to get a plumber out promptly and place a special drain camera down the pipes to see exactly what is going on before the problem turns into an emergency and you can’t use your kitchen or bathroom at all.
If your blockage is a plumbing emergency already and you need a plumber straight away, look for a plumber that specialises in plumbing blockages as they will have the specialised equipment to find out what the problem is with their drain camera at the same time as cleaning out the pipes. Check to make sure that your plumber has both a drain camera and location equipment. That way if there is a break in the pipe they can locate where the problem is from above the ground, making the job to fix the problem much easier, which in the long run saves you both time and money.
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