Plumbing repair

When Do I Need to Call an Emergency Plumber?

It isn’t advisable to keep emergency plumbing repairs on hold for a long time. Unfortunately, they might occur at odd times like in the middle of the night or when you are expecting guests. During such events, you will need plumbing contractors who can deliver services at all times.

 

Canuck Mechanical Ltd. offers 24-hour emergency services for our customers in Prince George, BC.

It isn’t advisable to keep emergency plumbing repairs on hold for a long time. Unfortunately, they might occur at odd times like in the middle of the night or when you are expecting guests. During such events, you will need plumbing contractors who can deliver services at all times.

 

Freezing temperatures, blocked drains and low water pressure can cause unexpected plumbing issues. Here are certain issues which will need your urgent attention:

  • The Smell of Gas – You may smell gas if it is leaking. Make sure your ovens and burners are off. Do not light any candles or switch on appliances, evacuate your premises immediately, and call our emergency plumbers. Only licensed plumbers should handle gas leaks or it may lead to further problems. Some other signs of gas leaks are:
    o Bubbles in the standing water near the gas pipes
    o Dead plants near the gas pipes
    o Damaged pipes
    o Dirt blowing near the gas pipes

 

  • Flooding – Water can flood your home from a number of places and it is a common problem in the basements. You should consider it as an emergency and get it inspected by a plumber immediately. The accumulated water may cause extensive damage to your interiors, making it very important to identify the source of the water and mend it.

 

  • Frozen Pipes – In cold weather, a host of plumbing issues may develop. Call our emergency plumbing repair professionals, if you notice frozen pipes in your home as these may burst. Trying to thaw the frozen ones by heating them on your own is not a good idea as it can lead to costly repairs. You should insulate your water pipes to keep them from freezing.

 

  • Clogged Drains – Excess hair in the drains or food particles in the kitchen sink may block your pipes. It may cause the water to drain slowly or may lead to backups. Our professionals will be better able to identify the main cause of the blockage and will be equipped with the right tools to fix the issue.

 

  • Overflowing Toilets – Overflowing toilets need urgent attention. The reason may be something simple or complicated which only seasoned professionals can determine.

 

  • Sewer Backup – Just like overflowing toilets, sewer backup is an alarming issue. Failed sump pumps or growing tree roots may be the reason behind it. The accumulated dirty water can carry a number of diseases for which you must call in our emergency plumbers promptly.

 

  • No Water – If there is no water in your taps, it could be an indicator of major problems with the mainline or storage.

 

  • No Hot Water – Water heaters are one of the most reliable appliances needed for a large percentage of households. If yours is not functioning properly, it could be due to rusty heating rods or something else. Our experts will be better able to detect the reason behind the failure. Learn the five signs your hot water tank may need replacement.

 

  • Hearing Running Water – You can call the emergency plumbers whenever you hear the sounds of water running or dripping within the walls. It is a sign of an internal leak when no one is using the kitchen or bathroom but you can still hear the sounds.

Get in touch with us for any type of plumbing, air-conditioning, or furnace installation or repair issues.

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