A plumbing emergency is a plumbing situation that can cause serious harm to people or damage to property. Find below some plumbing emergencies that should be handled by an expert emergency plumbing repair company:
PLUMBING EMERGENCY 1 – GAS LEAK
A gas leak is an incredibly dangerous situation, whether it be LPG or natural gas. LPG gas is denser than air so it will sink to the floor and slowly fill up the room. It is highly combustible and even the smallest spark could result in an explosion. Natural gas is not as flammable as LPG but still poses a risk.
PLUMBING EMERGENCY 2 – OVERFLOWING SEWAGE
Raw sewage overflow is a serious issue because it contains bacteria and parasites that can make you and your family very sick. The bacteria can also soak into the carpet and floorboards, contaminating your home. Furthermore, it can cause water damage.
Sewage may overflow either inside or outside of the house. It can happen inside the house if there is a blockage in the main sewer line outside and the waste is unable to be transported to the Council sewer mains.
PLUMBING EMERGENCY 3 – BURST PIPE
A burst water pipe can occur for a number of reasons. If the pressure in the pipe is too high it can cause the pipe to rupture. Poor installation, existing flaws in the pipes, low-quality pipe fittings, and deterioration are other causes of burst pipes.
The main concern with a burst pipe is the amount of damage it can cause. Water gushing out of a burst or ruptured pipe can flood the home damaging floorboards, carpets, cabinetry, and furniture. It can also result in mould issues and rising dampness. If water comes into contact with electricity then a burst pipe becomes dangerous too.