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Why You Should Find an Emergency 24/7 Plumber Before You Need One

It may seem like plumbing emergencies always happen at the worst times - but there’s not really a right time for them to occur. What really matters is making sure that when a pipe bursts and your home starts flooding, you know exactly what to do to minimise damage and get immediate assistance.


If you’re in the Brisbane area and you’re looking for an emergency plumber now, call North Lakes Plumbing & Gas Co. We have a team of qualified plumbers located across greater Brisbane and can be at your property in a matter of minutes.


All Hours Number: 0418 797 940


What Is Considered A Plumbing Emergency

A plumbing emergency may be broader than you think. When things go wrong after business hours, you may be debating whether to call up or wait until the next morning. Read this list so you know what can be considered a plumbing emergency.

  • Burst pipes

  • No hot water

  • Serious leaks

  • Flooding

  • Broken or blocked toilet systems

  • Gas leaks

  • Concealed leaks or water soaking through drywall

  • Any situations that look like they could cause personal or structural damage




First Thing To Do - Turn Your Water Supply Off

If you notice any serious leakages or water bursts, find your water system and turn it off or else a big problem will instantly become worse.


If you own your home, you should already know where this system is located. If you’re renting a house, flat or apartment, you should familiarise yourself with where the water mains are so you can protect your home quickly.


How Do I Turn Off Water Mains In An Apartment?

Generally, your building’s water meter will be located along your front boundary line. However, if you live in a flat or apartment, you may have an isolation tap that will shut off the water to your unit without affecting the surrounding apartments.


If you have an emergency leak or pipe burst, turn the isolation tap off to stop water flowing to your apartment. Let whatever water is left in the tap flow out and if that doesn’t work, only then go to turn off the building’s water.


Call An Emergency Plumber

Once your water is off, don’t wait until business hours to look for a solution. Some plumbers will offer 24/7 emergency services, so you can guarantee a visit from a qualified plumber any time any place.





Why It’s Important To Look Now And Not Later

Save yourself some stress by having an emergency plumber in mind before disaster strikes. If you’re scrambling to mop up a flooding room, the last thing you want to do is frantically scroll through plumbing websites to find one that services you.


Follow these steps to make sure you find a reliable emergency plumbing service.

Firstly, see if your plumber has an emergency service, and ensure it is 24/7. Then, check that you are in range for the emergency service. Some businesses may only accept emergency call-outs to certain regions, so while you may believe you have an emergency solution in mind, it could backfire.


Once that’s done, save the website to your favourites and bookmarks. Also, write the number down or print it and put it somewhere accessible. That way, you’re never stranded in plumbing emergencies.


Luckily, North Lakes Plumbing & Gas Co. offers all hours emergency plumbing to the entire Brisbane region. If you want a reliable plumbing business that will support you no matter what, save out details.


I’m A Tennant, So What Do I Do?

During a plumbing emergency, you may need support as soon as possible. As a general rule, your landlord should be responsible for plumbing emergencies unless they are due to the tenant's malpractice.


Your first action should be to call your real estate after-hours number to direct your call to their chosen plumber. If they aren’t contactable, call the plumber yourself for immediate support and ask for compensation later.


For Emergencies, Keep North Lakes Plumbing & Gas Co. In Mind

If you want an emergency plumber that you can trust no matter the day or time, give our friendly team a call on (07) 3491 8489 during business hours or 0418 797 940 after hours.


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