Unexpected plumbing issues can happen at any time. While minor issues like a leaky faucet can wait a few days for repairs, other situations like a burst pipe or overflowing toilet require the immediate attention of a plumber. Here are four urgent situations when you should call an emergency plumber.
1. You smell sewage Unpleasant smells wafting up from your faucets and drains are cause for concern. If you smell sewage, something may be wrong with your sump pump, septic system, or sewer lines. Raw sewage contains harmful bacteria and is extremely dangerous to handle. Consequently, it’s best to call an emergency plumber to sort out the situation. 2. Your drains are clogged Although a minor clog isn’t a cause for concern, you may have a blocked or damaged sewer line if multiple drains become backed up simultaneously. In this case, it’s best to enlist the services of an emergency plumber to fix the issue and prevent sewage from coming up into your home. 3. You suddenly have poor water pressure A sudden drop in water pressure is a telltale sign of a broken, cracked, or ruptured pipe. Your pipes may also have excessive debris or sediment buildup that must be removed with hydro jetting. If ignored, water could back up into your home, so call an emergency plumber as soon as possible. 4. You don’t have any hot water If you notice that your hot water isn't getting as hot as it used to or your hot water supply suddenly stops, it’s best to call a professional plumber to have a look. This is often a sign that your hot water tank is leaking, leading to mould growth and water damage if not promptly repaired. If you notice any of the above problems, promptly turn off your main water supply and call the experts at Black Forest Plumbing.
Emergency plumbing services in the GTA
If a pipe bursts in the middle of the night or your toilet backs up on a long weekend, the team at Black Forest Plumbing has your back. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services to residential and commercial property owners across the Greater Toronto Area. We also provide sewer line and drain cleaning services. Contact us for more information or to book a service call.