Do you have a plumbing problem right now; maybe a clogged drain, overflowing toilet or damaged pipes? Everyone knows that there are going to be plumbing emergencies once in a while. They are just a fact of life. However there are steps you can take in order to avoid these emergencies. Of course you won’t be able to avoid every single emergency, but you can at least reduce their likelihood of happening.

Below are the most common plumbing emergencies. Despite the fact that they may appear to be more of an inconvenience than a serious problem you should always resolve problems as soon as you can. If you are unable to do it yourself then don’t hesitate to call a professional plumber from Wrench it up.

Drain Blockage

Clogs or blockages are generally normal in the kitchen sink and the bathroom. In the kitchen, this is down to the build-up of fats and chunks of food, and in the bathroom, with a reasonable amount of hair and other debris that can ultimately form clogs. Soaps and shampoo can also congeal in pipes. In the event that you notice a sink depleting more slow than ordinary, this is an indication that a blockage is coming. If the flow stops totally without you seeing, your sink can back up and flood.

Clogged or Leaking Toilets

The toilet is the plumbing fixture that has the most use in the normal home and is, consequently, progressively liable to general wear and tear. A clogged and leaky toilet needs to be sorted out as quickly as possible because it can turn into a health hazard. There are endless articles and videos out there explaining how to unclog a toilet. Be cautious, however, and don’t be reluctant to call a plumber if you need one.



Leaking Water Heater

If you notice issues with the water heater, it could indicate a leak in the line between your heater and your faucet. This will lead to wastage of water and energy and it will definitely lead to unexpected increases to your bills. Leaks can also cause damage to property. If your hot water tank is above the ground floor, a leak can end up soaking through the ceiling and turn into a serious problem. If you have a flood on an upper floor you should call a plumber immediately. 

Leaky Faucets

Do you have a defective tap in your home? One that just won’t shut off totally and keeps a consistent, consistent dribble, trickle, trickle? The sound is consistent and persistent and can begin to make you frantic sooner or later. That, yet all that dripping water adds up, you will be paying for it. Consistent trickling can rust close by metal and encourage mould and rot to grow on wood.



No Hot Water

We are all afraid about this situation, worst when it is first thing in the morning. There is nothing more terrible than jumping into the shower toward the beginning of the day just to feel freezing cold water on your back. Breaks in the heated water supply can be because of various components; a failing water heater a leaking pipe, a blockage in the line, it very well may be difficult to nail down the issue all alone. In the event that you are uncertain, at that point consult with an expert and licensed plumber. 

Burst Pipes

First thing you must do, until the emergency plumber comes at the location, is to stop water flowing out. Locate the main shutoff valve to your house and close it. Turning off the shutoff valve will close the water supply to the fixtures and therefore it will stop flood. Next turn on all water taps to drain out trapped water. After that contact 24 hour emergency plumber to repair or replace the burst part of the pipe.


Plumbing emergencies can happen at any time and they do appear to pick the most badly arranged minutes to hurl new issues. When you don’t know what to do or if you cannot handle such plumbing emergency, always call a professional plumber. Search in internet to find efficient plumbers near you. If you are in Toronto, for example, you can try searching for ‘Plumber Toronto’ where you will find nearby plumbing companies like us. We can make emergency repairs immediately after receiving your call. Call us today for 24 hour emergency plumbing service at (416) 800-5050


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