Emergency Plumbing Services in the GTA
Came home to a burst pipe or flooded basement? Don’t wait for a second longer — you need a professional plumber to repair these broken fixtures and restore your home or business’ plumbing system.
Every minute spent waiting to make the right call could damage your furniture, appliances, and home’s structural integrity. For businesses in the GTA, there’s also the added risk of losing productivity and customers every second that you don’t have clean water, can’t dispose of waste, or can’t even open for regular business hours because of the mess.
Don’t wait for another second — call Drain King Plumbers at 1-833-983-5301 for emergency repair, and get working taps and drains right away. Our plumbers and mobile trucks are on the road 24/7, even on weekends and holidays.
Emergency Plumbing You Can Trust in the GTA
Leaking faucets and fixtures, cracked or collapsed pipes, clogged drains, backed-up sewers, mould and mildew, and flooding are just some of the most common — and pesky — plumbing emergencies. Every second that these disasters last and are left unattended causes more damage to furniture, appliances, and even your home’s structural integrity. That’s why you can’t — and shouldn’t — wait for a plumber to come in the morning or after the weekend.
Drain King Plumbers is ready to respond to any plumbing emergency 24/7, 365 days a year — that includes late nights, weekends, and holidays. Plus, we don’t charge extra for these after-hours services, because your plumbing system works non-stop to supply clean water and flush waste out of your home or business. Don’t let the damage worsen — and cost more to repair with every second that it’s left unrepaired.
What We Fix: 24/7 Emergency Plumbing Repairs in the GTA
There’s a wide range of plumbing emergencies that can happen anytime, but here are some of the most common — and disruptive — to your schedule and budget. Whether it’s a leak, burst pipe, major clog, or water damage that causes flooding, don’t wait for a second longer, or worse, attempt a DIY fix. Watch out for the first sign of damage and call us right away for a fast and effective emergency repair.
- Water main breaks: disruptions or damage to the water main are a hassle — there’s no clean water for cooking, cleaning, and taking care of your personal needs. Get these breaks repaired right away to comply with city regulations in the GTA, and resume your normal routine with a reliable water supply at maximum and cost-efficient pressure.
- Cracked, burst, or collapsed pipes: the freezing, sub-zero temperatures during winters in the GTA spell trouble for virtually anything, from the morning commute to your home’s plumbing system. Combined with growing roots from nearby plants and trees on your property, pipes can easily freeze, burst, or collapse. Call us right away for a no-dig and no-mess trenchless pipe replacement to prevent flooding.
- Clogged drains and backed-up sewers: whether it’s because your GTA home is still using old clay pipes, or it’s years of flushing waste items like food scraps, oil, grease, fat, chemicals, and other debris down the drains that don’t belong there, clogs need to be removed right away. At worst, they can cause the sewers to back-up and flood when wastewater can’t flow out of your home for proper disposal. Our plumbers use drain and sewer cameras to locate the waste build-up and remove them through hydro-jetting. Hydro-jetting is flushing high-pressure water through the pipes for safe and toxic-free waste removal.
- Overflowing toilet: you need a plunger for clogged toilets that won’t flush — usually after one too many attempts at flushing lots of toilet paper, sanitary products, and other items that don’t belong there. But you shouldn’t need the plunger every time you’re in the washroom. Call our plumbers if this is the case. We’ll shut down the water supply to prevent flooding and water damage, and locate the sewage back-up before they come back up through the drains and toilet.
- Failed sump pump: sump pumps are flood protection fixtures designed to flush water out of the basement. You need a working sump pump, especially when the snow starts to melt, and the heavy rains of spring come. The moment it fails, your basement could flood. Call our plumbers the instant you come home to a flooded basement, so we can repair the sump pump or install a new one.
Emergency Commercial Plumbing Repairs
At Drain King Plumbers, our team of certified plumbers and sewer technicians are equipped to handle even the toughest plumbing emergencies. These include large-scale — and highly time-sensitive — damage in commercial properties.
Whether your business in the GTA is in the hospitality, retail, or any other commercial industry, you can trust our plumbers to respond to any emergency 24/7. We’ll repair broken faucets, burst pipes, leaks, clogged drains, backed-up sewers, and flooded kitchens or washrooms quickly and effectively. Our guarantee is reduced downtime, so you can resume normal operations right away and avoid losing valuable customers and profit.
What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency
It’s no secret that a plumbing emergency is stressful — whether it’s because you don’t have water or your house is flooded. No one wants to hear this, but a key rule to remember is to avoid panicking. That’s right — avoiding panic allows you to minimize the damage to your home so you can get the help you need right away.
The first thing you need to do is call our plumbers at Drain King Plumbers. We’ll send an emergency plumbing team to your place right away. We’re available for any emergency in the GTA 24/7 — and don’t charge extra for weekend or holiday service.
Waiting for the plumber? Here are 5 simple things you can do to help minimize the damage and ensure fast and effective repairs. Keep this plumbing emergency checklist on-hand at all times:
- Turn off the water supply: to find the source of the damage; plumbers need to shut off the water supply. If you don’t know where to start, try the closest water source as soon as possible. The most common ones include the valve at the base of the toilet or behind the commode. In the case of flooding, try locating the main valve and turning it clockwise to shut it off.
- Check the water heater: when we think of plumbing emergencies, it’s common to think of leaky faucets, burst pipes, and clogs leading to flooding. But the worst-case scenario isn’t limited to water damage. The water heater can be damaged in a major emergency, such as a flood or back-up. To avoid this, turn off the heater once the main valve is shut off. This prevents the unit from overheating or, worse, exploding. If your home is using a gas water heater, make sure to turn off the gas first.
- Handle small leaks: if you have the know-how and the right tools, you can handle small leaks — but only until a certified plumber arrives for the emergency repair. Use a plumber’s tape or stuff rags and towels around pipes. As well, make sure to catch the drip from leaks using an appropriately sized bucket to contain the water, instead of flooding your home and damaging furniture and appliances. Finding these small leaks early on speeds up the repair, so plumbers can restore water supply as soon as it’s safe.
- Open drains and spigots: even after the main water valve is shut off, there may be water lingering in the pipes. It’s important to flush this water out of your home, especially when you’re dealing with a cracked or collapsed pipe, as this can cause flooding. To avoid this, turn on spigots outside your home and check garden hoses by squirting them to clear out the remaining water. If there is a small clog or back-up, you can try to open the drain gently using a plunger. Make sure to avoid chemical cleaners, as these can worsen the damage, especially to pipe walls. Only attempt this temporary fix if you know how to, or the plumber says it’s safe to do while they’re on their way.
Long-Term Prevention: Plumbing Maintenance in the GTA
In most cases, a plumbing emergency doesn’t happen out of nowhere — other than a seasonal disaster, it takes years of minor damage slowly worsening, such as waste build-up in the drains, and ageing fixtures like clay pipes. Because of these, plumbing emergencies are 100% preventable. That’s possible with regular maintenance by a certified plumber.
Whether it’s better lifestyle habits in the bathrooms and kitchens — such as paying attention to what you flush down the drains getting old fixtures like clay pipes replaced, or locating leaks right away — you can do a lot to prevent clogs, back-ups, flooding, and other worst-case scenarios. Here’s what you can do to prevent every plumbing emergency — and the damage they cause:
Learn your plumbing system: how many faucets do you have? Where are the pipes located? Do you have a sump pump to flush out water from the basement? As a homeowner, you need to know everything about your property, including the plumbing system. Being familiar with the fixtures allows you to spot the signs of damage, such as leaks, and know when to call the plumber. While waiting, being able to locate and shut off the main water valve can also prevent further damage.
Don’t attempt DIY repairs: the golden rule of plumbing or any home improvement repair is “Don’t do it if you can’t.” And even if you think you can, some plumbing repairs should only be performed by a professional equipped with the right tools. A certified plumber will be able to diagnose and repair the damage quickly, without risking long-term damage to other fixtures.
Be careful of what you flush down the drains: the drains aren’t trash cans. Even with the toilets, there are waste items that don’t belong there. When you force these items down the drains, you risk clogs or worse, back-ups and flooding. Avoid flushing fat, grease, oil, loose hair, and other debris down the sink For toilets, don’t toss in make-up removers, scrubbies, sanitary pads, and even litter.
Schedule proactive replacements: a lot of burst, cracked, or collapsed pipes we’ve seen in emergency repairs are either ageing or worse, still made of clay. It’s worth looking at gas water heaters that last for about 10 years and electric models that go up to 15. All of these fixtures age and require proactive replacements before they become too damaged and cause a plumbing emergency, such as flooding. Our plumbers can fit your home with new pipes using the no-dig, no-mess trenchless replacement method, as well as sustainable and longer-lasting fixtures.
Protect plumbing fixtures: leak detection and protection systems are designed with alarms that automatically shut off the main water valve when a leak is detected. These are worthy investments in the long-term function of your plumbing system and cost a lot less than a large emergency repair.
Avoid chemical cleaners: a lot of DIY drain unclogging solutions are chemical-based, and even old plumbing methods used them. But they’re not the best option not just because they lack the strength to dislodge and break up large waste build-ups, but also because they corrode and degrade pipe walls. You’ll also want to lay off chemical toilet fresheners as these, and similar chemicals cause clogs.
24/7 Emergency Plumbing in the GTA: Our Guarantee
Plumbing emergencies can happen anytime, especially when the temperatures are way past sub-zero and cause pipes to freeze. Or when temperatures increase and snow starts to melt, and old sump pumps and backwater valves fail to prevent flooding, or drains finally give up after flushing harmful waste that doesn’t belong there. That’s why our plumbers and sewer technicians are available 24/7.
With mobile response teams on the road in the GTA, we can be at your door in just minutes, ready to repair broken fixtures and restore both water supply and effective drainage. Whether you live in Toronto, Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Whitby, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, Newmarket, Oakville, or Burlington, we can perform emergency repairs anytime, and restore your plumbing system to its proper function.
But just because we’re fast doesn’t mean we’ll rush through the job. You can trust our plumbers to be thorough and effective in their work, equipped with the latest drain and sewer cameras, mechanical augers, and hydro-jetting valves to repair leaks, pipes, drains, sewers, and flood protection fixtures. Call us right away at the first sign of damage to prevent them from worsening — and costing more for affected appliances, furniture, and your home’s foundation.