REGULAR PLUMBING OR EMERGENCY PLUMBING, WHICH DO I NEED?
As we all know a plumbing emergency can strike at any time of the day or night, and often, it occurs when it’s least expected or least convenient. A sink that refuses to drain on Christmas, no hot water in the shower on a cold morning, an overflowing toilet in the middle of the night, can cause panic to set in quickly. As a matter of fact, when things seem to go wrong in our home it tends to be disrupt our peace of mind. To some homeowners, anything that happens to them is an emergency, while some may find it difficult to determine if the situation on hand needs immediate assistance. When it comes to plumbing, however, you should really know the difference between what is general maintenance or routine plumbing problem and what qualifies as an emergency plumbing situation. Knowing the difference can safeguard your property from potential damage while saving you time and money.
WHAT IS A PLUMBING EMERGENCY?
A plumbing emergency is when you will need an emergency plumber in Adelaide for any of the plumbing problems listed below and fast.
Burst Water Pipes
Blocked Drains & Overflowing Drains
No Hot Water
Gas leaks and gas smells
These emergencies quite often don’t show signs until it is too late and require immediate attention. Problems to your home’s plumbing, such as the ones listed above, can cause expensive structural damage if not repaired by an emergency plumber immediately. Therefore, it is highly recommended to call in an emergency plumber to fix the issue at the earliest. No matter what time of the day or night, emergency plumbers work around the clock 365 days in a year and will come to the rescue when a plumbing emergency strikes.
WHAT IS ROUTINE PLUMBING?
The best way to work out if you have a routine plumbing issue is by assessing the plumbing problem itself. Issues such as a dripping or weak shower head, a slow dripping tap, minor clog or slow draining water in sinks or toilet, for example, could be classified more as an annoyance than an emergency and can most probably be fixed by a routine plumber. It is good to ask yourself these questions in the event of any plumbing issue:
- Is this going to cause any water damage to the property?
- Is this issue escalating or growing rapidly?
- Is this issue causing immediate inconvenience to me or other members in the house?
- Is this issue a potential risk to my health or my property?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to the questions then you need to book an emergency plumber immediately and if the answer is ‘no’ then it is a routine plumber’s job. However, if you feel that your plumbing issue requires immediate attention then you should contact an emergency plumber and get repair work done for your peace of mind.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROUTINE & EMERGENCY PLUMBER ADELAIDE
Both routine and emergency plumbers are fully qualified in the plumbing trade and have required licenses to carry out the plumbing work on your property. Emergency plumbers work 24×7 – throughout the year, 365 days including weekends and public holidays. You can call an emergency plumber at 2:00 am in the morning and they’ll be at your doorstep to fix the plumbing emergency right away. Whereas, routine plumbers generally work from 9 to 5, Monday to Friday and are not available on public holidays. It is the hours and availability that is the main difference between these two plumbing roles. As emergency plumbers are able to come out at all times of the day and night their job rates are usually higher.
DON’T GET STUCK IN A STICKY SITUATION – CALL A PLUMBER
Most plumbing businesses, like Horncastle Plumbing, provide both routine and emergency plumbing. Our emergency plumbing services are highly rated by our customers across the Adelaide metropolitan area and our routine customers rely on us for top-of-the-line plumbing maintenance and repair jobs.
If you are unsure if you have an emergency or regular plumbing issue then simply call your trusted local plumber who can help you with the issue.