Your 24 Hour Emergency Plumbing Service
Chiswick emergency plumbers are here to help – any time, night or day, 7 days a week.
You can rely on the experienced plumbers at Chiswick to be there when you need us. Call day, night – even public holidays – and we’ll be there to get your plumbing issue under control.
Meanwhile, if you have water spraying all over your kitchen, the last thing you want to do is frantically search Google for a reputable emergency plumber to fix the problem.
Save our number 1300 55 22 48 in your mobile so you can quickly and easily reach us in an emergency.
Almost everyone is likely to encounter a plumbing emergency at some point. But there are preventative measures we highly recommend you take to maintain your plumbing and minimise this risk.
How do you know if it’s an emergency?
A plumbing emergency is generally something that presents a health, structural or environmental threat.
Common emergency plumbing problems include:
- Gas leak
- Burst water pipe
- Overflowing toilet
- Burst hot water storage tank
- Blocked sewerage or stormwater
- Broken or gushing tap
If you’re unsure whether your plumbing problem is an emergency, give us a call anyway. We’ll be able to help, regardless of the time of day.
Our friendly plumber will be able to discuss the issue with you to work out if this is a serious plumbing emergency or not.
What to do if you have a plumbing emergency
Once you’ve identified the source of the emergency and shut off the water or gas, call your local emergency 24/7 plumber. It’s important to call them as soon as possible.
Shut off water or at the mains
If safe to do so, shut off your mains water supply at your water meter. This should prevent any additional damage or flooding occurring within your home.
What if you live in an apartment building or have a shared water supply? In this instance, you should have an isolator valve for your property. If you can safely locate this and shut off your water supply, this should be done before shutting off the mains supply.
Remember, electricity and water do not mix!
Make sure you have safe access to the mains supply point before attempting to shut them off. Do not walk through any areas where water has come into contact with electricity, or operate electrical equipment where surfaces and electrical outlets may be wet.
If your electric hot water system is leaking, for instance, switch off the power and water – only if it is safe to do so – then call an experienced emergency plumber to carry out repairs or replacement.
If you, or somebody in your home receives an electrical shock, call 000 immediately for medical attention.
Call an emergency plumber
You may be hesitant to call due to the cost of an emergency plumber but you could end up with a bigger bill if you wait until the morning or attempt a DIY fix!
There’s also the inconvenience of not having mains water connected to your home until convenient for a plumber to attend your home.
Save yourself a lot of time, hassle and worry by getting an emergency plumber on the scene ASAP.
Protect yourself and your property
Stop any flooding from spreading further inside your home and causing additional damage. This can be done by using towels, buckets or other means to direct the water away.
Move what you can away from the flooded area and potential flood especially valuables. If you have electrical items that look like they may be at risk of becoming flooded, unplug and move them as soon as you can.
If you live in an apartment or strata community, a blocked drain or burst pipe can potentially impact them as well. You might want to let neighbours know about any plumbing or emergencies so they can take steps to reduce their own exposure to risk.
What to do if you suspect you have a gas emergency
The plumbers at Chiswick are also qualified and licensed to attend to gas emergencies. As with water leaks, the same advice applies to properties connected to natural gas for their heating solution. If you suspect a gas leak, locate your gas meter, turn the gas off, then call your emergency plumber for help.
If you think you smell gas leaking either at the gas meter itself, or in the street, Australian Gas Networks suggest you immediately call 1800 GAS LEAK or 1800 427 532 to report a suspected leak. However, if the leak is within your property or home, they advise you call a licensed gas plumber to fix the problem.
Call Chiswick Plumbing for your gas or plumbing emergency!
Whether your hot water heater has had a meltdown, or your toilet is blocked and overflowing, Chiswick Plumbing can take care of every plumbing emergency.
Our qualified plumbers are available 24/7. Call us on 1300 55 22 48, day or night.