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From Blocked Drains to Leaking Pipes: When to Call an Emergency Plumber in Melbourne’s South Eastern Suburbs

August 23, 2023

It’s Wednesday evening or mid-day on a Saturday, and you are relaxing at home. Suddenly, a major plumbing issue strikes. Upon cursory examination online, you find that most plumbers close at 5 pm. The question is, can your problem wait until morning—or longer, until Monday morning? Or do you need to call an emergency plumber for help right away?

At David White Plumbing, we are an emergency plumber in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. In other words, we always have a team of qualified and reliable plumbing experts on hand to answer your call. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you can reach one of our plumbers and get the assistance you need. What many of our customers ask us, though, is when they should call for emergency help and when their issues can wait a few hours or a few days.

Knowing What Constitutes a ‘Plumbing Emergency.’

Think of a plumbing emergency as anything that poses a direct and immediate threat to your family or your property. There isn’t an objective dividing line between what is and isn’t a ‘plumbing emergency.’ As such, if you feel unsafe or uneasy about a plumbing problem in your home, call David White Plumbing and our plumbers in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne will be there soon to set you at ease.

With all that said, the following issues typically constitute plumbing emergencies:

  • Leaking Pipes: If a pipe in your home bursts or starts to leak, don’t think twice about calling an emergency plumber in Melbourne’s South Eastern Suburbs. A busted pipe and lead to water pouring out into your home. A totally burst pipe can result in flooding of your home or cause significant damage to your possessions. Even a smaller leak can cause a lot of water damage to your floors, ceilings or walls, though. If you let the leak go unresolved, mould can also become a problem. Call an emergency plumber for a quick resolution.
  • Clogged Drains: At David White Plumbing, we often consider ourselves blocked drain plumbers in the South Eastern Suburbs. Such is our expertise at clearing difficult drain blockages. Clogged drains can lead to sink, shower or bathtub overflows. Even slow drains can create problems with mildew, mould and musty odours. Sometimes, you can resolve drain issues yourself with a plunger and a drain clearing chemical. If you are worried about overflows or damage, though, call David White Plumbing as your emergency blocked drain plumber in Melbourne’s South Eastern Suburbs.
  • Gas Leaks: When most of us think of plumbers, we think of water and pipes. However, did you know that plumbers also work with gas installations? If you smell gas in your home, there is a chance that you have a leak somewhere—and an equal chance that the leak could pose a health or safety risk. To be safe, it’s a good idea to call a plumber in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne for an emergency detection service.

Call David White Plumbing as Your Emergency Plumber in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne

These issues are just a few of the events that qualify as definite plumbing emergencies. In some cases, clogged or overflowing toilets might also qualify, while frozen pipes are always a cause for concern. To get immediate professional assistance, call David White Plumbing on 0401 827 554.

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