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The Most Common Plumbing Emergencies That Call for a 24-Hour Plumber

It’s hard not to panic when facing a plumbing crisis – especially if water is everywhere or frightening sounds emerge from the toilet in the middle of the night. If you need a hero to save you in your hour of need, Alpha Plumbing is available and ready to take your call! We offer 24-hour plumber services when things have gone sideways and repairs just can’t wait.

Stay Calm and Act Fast Before Calling a 24-Hour Plumber

If you’re stuck with an emergency, your first step is turning off your water supply at the water mains – you don’t want to add more water to an existing problem. If your geyser is malfunctioning, turn that off too and open some hot-water faucets to relieve the pressure in the tank. If a drain has backed up or a pipe has burst and there is water everywhere, try not to touch the water unless you are sure it is clean and not hot. Use buckets, towels, a mop, and sponges to soak up as much as possible, preventing water damage wherever you can. It’s also vital that you are always aware of electrical appliances and outlets. Once you have assessed the situation and ensured the safety of yourself and your household, call on us as soon as possible. A plumbing crisis cannot always be prevented, but you can prepare by knowing what to do first and keeping our number on speed dial – 010 001 8364.

Common Issues Faced by Homeowners

Plumbing issues can quickly spiral into emergencies, leaving homeowners in a bind. Some of the most frequent complaints we receive, which may require the assistance of a 24-hour plumber, include:

  • Clogged drains: Severely blocked drains happen often, usually in kitchens and bathrooms. It turns into an emergency when water starts to back up, leading to an unpleasant mess. Some homeowners try to use drain cleaners and plungers to no avail, and this is when it’s best to call a 24-hour plumber. We are specialists in blocked drain emergencies, so you know you’re in good hands.
  • Burst pipes: Burst pipes are one of the biggest challenges a homeowner can face. They can cause damage to your home and belongings, leaving you with hefty bills. Thankfully, we have the equipment and expertise to quickly locate and repair the pipe, minimising damage and sparing your wallet.
  • Toilets backing up: Clogged toilets can be embarrassing and frustrating, but it becomes serious when water floods the bathroom. Not only will we assist you in stopping that overflowing toilet and clearing the blockage, but we will diagnose any underlying issues that may be causing the problem.
  • A malfunctioning geyser: When a geyser bursts, it is dangerous for your belongings and those within your property too. There are various reasons a geyser malfunctions – from improper installation to simply being too old. Our plumbers are PIRB-qualified and -registered and we can assist you with professional geyser repairs and replacements using only SABS-approved parts.

For over three decades, we have seen it all, and our expertise won’t let you down. When you call on us, you can expect convenience and hassle-free service with a smile. Our 24-hour plumber solutions are available when needed – without the after-hours surcharge. To find out more, click here and talk to us.

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