As much as emergency plumbers are popular nowadays, they are not for every kind of plumbing problem. In other words, you do not need to request for emergency plumbing services any time you have a plumbing problem. Some minor plumbing issues do not really require the services of an emergency plumber. You should always consider the nature and severity of your plumbing problem before calling an emergency plumber. You should only request for emergency plumbing services when you have a plumbing emergency. And not all plumbing problems are plumbing emergencies. A plumbing emergency is a serious unprecedented plumbing crisis that requires immediate action otherwise the health and safety of you and your house could be at risk. Minor plumbing problems, like simple sink drain clogs, slow leaking faucets and showerheads, and shower drain clogs etc, do not necessitate a call to your local emergency plumber. This article features five serious plumbing emergencies that require the services of an emergency plumber.


Heavy Leakages

Not all leakages qualify as plumbing emergencies. Surely, slow-leaking water and gas lines can wait till morning. But heavy water and gas leaks should be treated as plumbing emergencies. Heavy water leaks can quickly deteriorate into plumbing disasters. Heavy water leaks in your pipes can cause them to burst and to flood the house. A heavy gas leak can cause a serious explosion that can destroy your house and harm its occupants. That is why you should not hesitate to call an emergency Townsville 24/7 plumber if you detect or suspect a heavy gas or water leak in your house.


Hot Water Heater Issues

The hot water heater is one of the most important plumbing installations at home. Your hot water heater should always be working perfectly to ensure that you have adequate hot water at home. This is especially true during the cold chilly season. If your hot water heater has seriously malfunctioned and it’s not working at all, then you should call an emergency plumber for a professional fix. But you can always postpone minor water heater malfunctions, such as lower hot water temperatures or a slow tank leak, until morning.


Severe Drain Clogs & Sewer Backups

Some of the most serious plumbing emergencies at home are blocked or clogged drain pipes and sewer system backups. These plumbing problems are usually caused by sewer and drain cleaning issues. If your drainage pipes and sewer lines are not cleaned regularly, then all manner of debris and muck will accumulate inside them and cause very serious clogs. Severe drain clogs and sewer backups can cause human waste to flood your bathrooms and kitchens. That is why you should request for emergency sewer services as soon as you notice this problem.


Water Supply Problems

If you have a serious water shortage in the house, call an emergency plumber immediately. You can always start by calling your water supply company to find out whether the problem is at their end. But if the problem is in your plumbing system, do not hesitate to call a professional plumber at any time of the day or night. After all you can’t survive without water in the house.



Flooding can occur in your basement after a heavy storm. This is a very serious problem especially if your sump pump is faulty. Flooding can also be caused by heavy water leaks in your water supply or drainage pipes or in your plumbing fixtures. Flooding can cause a lot of damage in your house. You should call an emergency plumber as soon as possible to address this serious plumbing emergency.


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