What to do During a Plumbing Emergency


When a plumbing emergency occurs, many individuals are left disoriented. The sudden disaster often leaves commercial or residential owners confused and in a panic. However, when a pipe in your home or business ruptures or you’re facing a plumbing emergency, it is important to act quickly, as damage can occur within a matter of minutes.

First, call a professional emergency plumber. Doing so will help you to reduce any extensive damage and protect your family from any potential dangers. Here are a few tips to help you handle plumbing emergencies:

Clogged Toilets, Sinks, and Drains

One of the most common plumbing disasters is a blocked toilet, sink or drain. A slow-draining sink is a telltale sign that there is an issue at hand. Toilets refusing to flush are also an annoyance, and if left unchecked, can impede on your everyday activities. A toilet that flushes poorly is an indication that a drain is plugged. This is a particularly disruptive emergency because it could cause dirty water to backup and flood your bathroom.

One of the best ways to handle an overflowing or clogged toilet is with a classic plunger. This can alleviate the clog and get the toilet working again. However, you will also want to call a professional to make sure this type of emergency doesn’t happen again.

Leaking Washing Machines, Dishwashers or Faucets

We rely on our washing machines and dishwashers to help us with our day-to-day tasks. However, when these appliances begin to leak water and flood our floors, this is a serious problem. Damage can be done to subfloors and also ruin other objects within its perimeter.

If you are facing this issue, do not try to fix it on your own. Call an emergency plumber to assist you with the problem immediately. A plumber will advise of the steps that need to be taken to prevent any further damage. Also, you can anticipate the problem to be fixed right away. Their advice and actions will solve the problem and give you some insight on how to prevent future issues.

Corroding or Broken Pipes

Burst pipes are a common plumbing disaster that is possible to completely avoid. In most cases, burst pipes are caused by frozen pipes or pipes that have been corroded due to the excessive use of chemical drain cleaners.

You can prevent burst pipes by making sure your home or business is properly sealed and the pipes are protected from cold air. Additionally, you should never use chemical drain cleaners as well as making sure to get clogged drains repaired as quickly as possible.

If you do experience a burst pipe, the best thing to do is to immediately turn off your main water line to prevent further damage and call a 24-hour emergency plumbing expert.

Marco Plumbing Can Help!

Marco Plumbing is a full-service plumbing company that offers service to both residential and commercial clients in Scarborough, Peterborough and the Durham region. We are committed to delivering high-quality service and helping those in need.

If you require an emergency plumber, we are here to help! Do not hesitate to contact us at 1-866-619-9700, we are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week and can tend to any plumbing disaster you are facing.