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Emergency Plumbing

Homeowners, apartment managers, and building maintenance managers all know that plumbing emergencies can be a recipe for disaster if they are not handled in a swift and timely fashion. Issues like burst pipes, overflowing drains and flooding can cause severe water damage as well as electrical problems, and for apartment managers, a plumbing emergency can mean hours without running water for their tenants. Emergency plumbers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it is always better to contact a professional when an issue arises.

Common Plumbing Emergencies

The three most common plumbing emergencies for residential homes and apartment buildings are clogged drains, gas leaks, and burst or damaged pipes. Sometimes these issues are simply unavoidable, due to older piping and plumbing systems that are more vulnerable to damage. For a burst pipe, the first step to take is to shut off the main water supply to stop the water flow and prevent future flooding. The next step is to turn on the cold water taps, as this will allow any excess water to run out.

After these steps have been taken, contact an emergency plumber so they can properly replace or repair the damaged pipe. For a gas leak, it is imperative to contact the gas company as well as an emergency plumbing service if there is an odor of gas in the home or building, and the best step to take is to evacuate the area until a professional arrives on scene.

Clogged drains can be tricky, and many times a home or building owner will attempt to unclog the drain on their own. Sometimes all it takes is some extra strength drain cleaner, but if there is a severe blockage, this method will not work. Backed up sinks and tubs are a telltale sign that an emergency plumber should be contacted. The backup water may also be discolored, and it may contain food or sewage particles. Professional plumbers have industrial strength chemicals and special tools designed to remove heavy blockages, and they should be able to remove the blockage and get the water flowing properly again.

Cost of Emergency Plumbing Services

Many people will avoid contacting an emergency plumber in order to save money, but the reality is, it can end up costing a lot more if the issue is not fixed correctly. The cost for emergency plumbing services will depend on the task at hand, and many emergency plumbers will also charge a slightly higher rate for emergency services. Hiring a trusted emergency plumber will ensure that the job will get done correctly, and future plumbing issues can be avoided.

Steps To Take During an Emergency

If you find yourself in the middle of a plumbing emergency, take the advised steps of shutting off the water supply if possible, mop up any water that may have leaked onto the floor in order to avoid slipping as well as water damage, and contact an emergency plumber. If caught in time, most emergency plumbing issues can be repaired, and the proper maintenance can help home and building owners avoid future damage.

About Us &

What We Do

Dr. DRiP Sydney Plumbers were established in 2000, and today is one of Sydney’s fastest growing and most reputable maintenance plumbing companies. We specialise in rapid response emergency plumbing maintenance. Dr. DRiP’s head office is located in Mona Vale, however we provide a plumbing service to all areas of Sydney.

Owned and operated by Andrew Smith, Dr. DRiP offers a complete 24 hour 7 day a week service. We have 8 mobile work vehicles ready for immediate response. Each vehicle carries a comprehensive range of the latest technology and inventory to ensure most jobs can be completed on the spot, which is a great cost savings for our customers.

Dr. DRiP has built and maintains a loyal customer base, which includes domestic, commercial, real estate, strata, government and corporate companies. We initially became established throughout the Northern Beaches in Sydney and quickly built a strong reputation based on our high level of service, commitment to our customers and our professional expertise. We have since grown into a well-recognised and ethical plumbing company that services the entire Sydney region.

On time, every time is our passion and driving force behind our business. But it’s not the only thing that makes us different. Dr. DRiP has one of the strongest code of ethics and staff training systems in the business of plumbing.

Our employees are extremely valued and highly trained. All employees undertake a full security and background check before starting and undergo an intensive training schedule prior to starting work at Dr. DRiP. We recognise that our professional plumbers are the face of our company and therefore take immense responsibility on how they represent us.

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