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5 Home Plumbing Issues You Should Fix ASAP

10 January 2022

5 Home Plumbing Issues You Should Fix ASAP

You shouldn’t wait until your home or business is flooded or damaged to call an emergency plumber on the Sunshine Coast.

Many people think plumbing emergencies only relate to major issues like flooding, huge infrastructure damage or issues caused by major storms or other large-scale events.

The reality is that some seemingly minor plumbing issues should be regarded as plumbing emergencies and repaired immediately as well.

That is because these minor issues will quickly escalate into huge problems if they are left unattended.

If you are experiencing any of the following five plumbing issues now, you should call a professional plumber on the Sunshine Coast to have it repaired ASAP.

 

Low water pressure

This is not only annoying, it could be a sign of a major plumbing issue. You can check your water main to see if the tap can be adjusted to improve your water pressure, but if this does not help, or you have gone from normal pressure to low pressure in a short period of time, then there is likely a major issue.

These issues can include damage to the main supply of your water, hard water (that is full of scales and minerals and bad for your health) or leaks in underground pipes in your yard or under your slab. If left unattended, these kinds of leaks can cause major structural damage to your property and land.

 

Your drains are running slowly

If a single drain is slow, there is likely an issue with the plumbing underneath that particular sink. If all of your drains are running slowly, there is likely an issue underground. This could mean an oil or rubbish build-up blocking underground pipes, tree roots infiltrating your main pipes or issues in your internal drain or sewer lines.

 

You are experiencing backflow

There are backflow regulators installed in your plumbing to stop stormwater and sewerage from flowing back up through your plumbing. If you are experiencing dirty water, it is likely that one of these regulators has failed and your water is now contaminated and unsafe for drinking or bath in.

This is a serious issue that should be assessed and fixed as soon as possible by a professional plumber.

 

Water hammer

Do you hear loud clunking in your pipes when you turn your taps on or off? This is air trapped in the pipes and it is called a water hammer.

Because it causes violent shaking in the pipes, they can easily become damaged and burst, so you need to have this repaired immediately.

 

You have no water pressure at all

If you have no water, there is either an outage caused by the local water authority or a major plumbing issue at play.

Check your local government website for any outages and if there are none listed you should contact an emergency plumber.

This also applies when you have no hot water as well. There could also be an underlying serious issue with your hot water system that needs to be addressed. Your hot water system may even need replacing.

If you are experiencing any of these plumbing issues right now on the Sunshine Coast, you should contact emergency plumbers on the Sunshine Coast like our local experts at O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore on (07) 5493 7330.

We will dispatch an emergency plumber to your location – usually within the hour – so contact us to discuss your needs and get the help you need. Our emergency plumbing services are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

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