Here are some of the most common emergency plumbing problems where you may need a plumber at any time of the day immediately when you need them. At 24 Hour Plumber, our goal is to have your plumbing and heating issues resolved in the best possible way. Our professional team has all the tools needed, and you can rest assured that as your 24 hour plumber on call , we will answer your call and be of service any time of day. 

Here are six of the most common plumbing emergencies that families and businesses will probably experience at some point.

Burst Pipes

This is currently the most damaging emergency plumbing problem. A burst pipe, in an 8 hour period, can release up to a hundred gallons of water. These are usually caused by corrosion over time. When this happens, you should instantly shut off the water supply. Make sure that furniture and other items are removed, if possible, to minimise further damage.

Sump Pump Failure

Remove the screen to make sure debris will not prevent the impeller’s movement if the sump pump stops working. The pump may be shut down due to thermal overload if the pump has been running for an extended period. 

Overflowing Toilet

The first step is to shut off the water supply. The water valve can be located at the bottom of the water line on the side of the toilet (in more modern homes). Older homes will locate their cold water gate valve in the airing cupboard or hotpress. Turn it completely counterclockwise. You can now address the clog or the mechanical failure after you stop the water flow into the toilet.

Unclogging may be as simple as using a plunger though more serious clogs may require an auger, which is used to fish out debris blocking the water flow. You can then reset the float mechanism and turn on the water valve once the blockage is removed.

Hot Water Cylinder Faults

It’s important to call a professional plumber if your hot water cylinder or immersion tank is leaking or giving any other problems.

Clogged Sink Drain

You can avoid clogging the sink drain by avoiding disposing of grease, coffee grounds, or any other dense material down the drain. But even if you are careful, you may still have a blockage in your sink. You can use a plunger to clear minor blockages from the drain, or you may also need an auger.

These are just some of the most common plumbing emergencies that homes encounter. At 24 Hour Plumber, we take pride in being the best in the field of plumbing and heating repair. If you are looking for professionals to help you with your plumbing and heating needs in Dublin, 24 Hour Plumber will surely help you. You can contact your 24 hour plumber on call on (01) 531 2220 or 085 855 6111.