4 Issues That Need An Emergency Plumber Quickly

Your home’s structure is only as functional as its support—which is why its crucial to take care of the systems that support it. One major aspect of your home to take care of and maintain is your plumbing system. Problems and issues surrounding it won’t just reduce your access to running water, but it can also damage the structure and foundation of your house.

The most immediate response that many have in the advent of a plumbing issue is to repair it. If you’ve been careful in maintaining your pipes, then many issues can be resolved by a DIY patch or leak repair. Bigger issues, however, can be dangerous to handle alone and without experience or the right gear—which is why calling an emergency plumber should be your first move.

To help you identify and avoid risks, here are four situations wherein you should call a plumber immediately.

Gas Line Break

A gas line break is one of the worst damages to your plumbing that you can experience. If you notice a break in the gas line or smell the gas emanating from your home, then you should vacate the premises and call a professional plumber immediately. These have incredible potential to do damage and harm—aside from the obvious risk of it igniting and blowing up, inhaling the noxious fumes can harm your respiratory system.

Underground Repairs

Problems with underground sewers underneath your lot shouldn’t be handle by an untrained professional. At best, you can do more damage than you’ve had to begin with, and at worst, you can get stuck underneath without the tools to get out. A professional plumber will be able to diagnose the problem with the right tools, while simultaneously finding the safest way to repairing the issue. Furthermore, they can avoid adding more costly damage to the system—making it a wise money-saving idea to contact a professional from the onset.

Pipe Replacement

Pipe leaks are some of the most common issues your plumbing system can have. Many of these can easily be resolved with minor plumbing knowledge, but these can only go so far. Bigger problems will need entire pipe replacements—which is not an easy job to do.

Instead of attempting to replace a pipe on your own, you can save more money by calling a licensed professional to handle the process. This way, you can assure that the problem is properly addressed, while simultaneously assuring that the installation was done properly.

Backflowing drains

Backflowing drains are another common issue. The most common response that many have is to simply pour in some industrial drain cleaners to clear up a potential block. While that may be a logical step, misuse of cleaning agents can actually bring more harm to your system.

Before using a cleaning solvent, make sure to read the label—it can easily point you towards where it’s safe to use, if at all. For more assurance, have a plumber look into the source of your issues to have a clearer and better method to resolve the problem. Always mention to your plumber if you have used a drain cleaning chemical.


Your plumbing system is crucial to your home, which is why it’s important to know when to call for emergency help. By identifying when it’s safe and when it isn’t, you can avoid hefty repair bills while assuring that you and your family remain safe from improperly done repairs.

Are you looking for an emergency plumbing service in Byron Bay? At Fantastic Plumbing, we offer 24/7 Emergency Services for any plumbing issue or need. Get in touch with us today and get a plumber to your area—no matter what day or time it is!

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