At Wellbrook Plumbing, we’ve answered a lot of emergency calls for plumbing repairs. In some cases, these calls came too late because home and business owners believed that they could fix the problems on their own using do-it-yourself methods. As a result, they experienced property damage that required far more extensive repairs or remediation than what might have been necessary had they called us sooner. Below, we discuss some common plumbing emergencies that need prompt professional attention:

Leaks and Backups

Any type of water-related incident, whether involving fresh or waste water, can point to a much bigger problem with a plumbing system, especially if a professional hasn’t inspected the pipes in a long time. For example, a leaky faucet or toilet might require a simple fix, but the leak might have already caused property damage or mold growth. A waste water backup at the drain or a toilet can indicate a clog in the interior pipes or a problem with municipal ones. In both of these scenarios, a professional plumber in Welland, ON can inspect the system and provide both a solution to the immediate problem and confirm that no underlying issues exist.

Water Heater Malfunction

Sudden changes in the temperature of your water heater is a sign of malfunction. While this is often caused by a power surge, it can actually indicate a serious defect with the unit. If the problem didn’t start because of a power surge, then some other part has a defect or other issue. If the hot water heater stops working correctly, cold water isn’t the only concern. The heater might also stop working entirely when needed in the middle of someone washing laundry. Worse, a leak might occur that spreads into the flooring or walls. Be sure to schedule prompt plumbing services to avoid further problems with your unit.

Wellbrook Plumbing is a trusted plumbing company offering a wide range of services. During regular inspections, we use a checklist to confirm that key plumbing elements are in the best possible physical shape and working in an optimal condition. Contact us today to explore our full range of services.