When Should You Call a Plumber?

When to Call a Plumber

When your home plumbing system goes wrong, you need to get professional help from a qualified plumber instantly. But how do you know when a plumbing problem requires immediate attention?

At Drain King Plumbers, we understand that plumbing problems in your home can affect your daily routine. That’s why we have experienced plumbers in Toronto that offer professional plumbing services you can rely on.

From repairing clogged pipes to adding new pipes in your home, our plumbers in Toronto have you covered. We have a list of residential and commercial plumbing services that cover small and big jobs. For residential areas, we can unclog toilets and install new bathtubs and sinks.

For commercial plumbing, leaks can easily turn into a flood and force owners into closure. To remedy the problem, we offer emergency plumbing services in Toronto and the GTA. Whether you are experiencing an overflowing toilet or need to replace pipes that froze during the winter, our plumbers in Toronto are on stand-by offering our 24/7 emergency plumbing service.

After years of plumbing systems being used daily, indoor plumbing problems can be challenging to deal with promptly. Let’s take a closer look at when you should call a plumber in Toronto.

When You Should Call A Plumber

Different Services Offered by a Plumber

Professional plumbers in Toronto are experts in installing, repairing and maintaining plumbing fixtures or systems in residential, business and commercial areas. Here are the different services plumbers offer:

  • Custom fixtures and installations such as sinks, bathtubs, and toilets
  • Waterproofing services to prevent leaks and floods
  • Plumbing repairs of clogged pipes, drains, and toilets
  • Maintenance advice on how to prevent future leaks and clogs
  • Drain and sewage cleaning
  • Emergency services such as floods, water main breakage, and sump pump repairs.

Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

Plumbing is, literally, a hot and cold business. If you don’t have hot water in your household, it’s a problem. And if you don’t have cold water, you risk getting burnt.

Sometimes, the offset of plumbing problems might be overlooked. A little leak here and there, might prompt you to wipe it up with a towel and observe for another day or two. Here are the most common plumbing emergencies that require a professional plumbers expertise.

  • Bust pipe
    Lateral bursting and water leakage caused by ice build-up or corrosion.
  • Plumbing leaks
    Clogs, ruptures or corroded pipes usually cause these common leaks.
  • Clogged drains and toilets Toilets and drains usually clog due to debris lodged in the drain, or if a structural issue has occurred.
  • Sump pump failure
    A damaged sump pump can cause a build-up of moisture and mildew. Often leads to catastrophic basement flooding.
  • Sewer line blockage
    This occurs when a build-up of debris happens in pipes that are located underground. Compromised sewer pipes can cause sewer back up and flooding.

Importance of Plumbing Maintenance

While some plumbing issues are inevitable, here are some reasons behind the importance of practicing plumbing maintenance:

  • Ensures smooth running and operation of plumbing systems
  • Get rid of mould that can lead to respiratory issues and other dangerous health conditions
  • Regular maintenance allows for proper hygiene levels
  • Guarantees that your plumbing systems are up to code
  • Prevents property damage and helps you save money in the long run.

Why Plumbing Repairs aren’t a DIY Project

When plumbing problems occur, your initial reaction might be to tackle the problem yourself. But with different types of bacteria and dangerous chemicals lying in pipes and sewers, we do not recommend making any plumbing repairs on your own due to contracting health issues or making the problem worse. Here are important reasons when you should call a plumber in Toronto.

  • Lacking expertise and experience
    With no experience, you cannot accurately diagnose the issue or know the proper way to fix the plumbing issue.
  • Missing the tools
    There are specific tools made for specific plumbing issues. Household items are no replacement for specific tools that professional plumbers use.
  • Not enough time
    Plumbing issues could take you hours, even days, to fix without the proper expertise, tools, and knowledge.
  • Make the issue worse
    A small plumbing issue that a plumber could fix quickly could worsen if you attempt to repair it. In the long run, this could cost you more money by the end of it.
  • Risk of injuring yourself
    Plumbing issues may not seem dangerous to fix, but unusual body positions and hard to reach areas could result in self-injury.

Importance of hiring a licensed plumber

  • Work within code
    Licensed plumbers know local codes and can perform repairs or installations properly.
  • Details diagnostic
    A licensed plumber will provide you with a detailed diagnosis so that you know what is being repaired or replaced.
  • Saves cost
    Licensed plumbers will save you money in the long run, as fewer issues should happen after they have been installed and repaired into your plumbing systems.
  • Training and expertise
    The experience and the skills that a licensed plumber possess can get the job done right at the first attempt with permanent results. By hiring a professional plumber, you save money and time.
  • Latest plumbing equipment
    Licensed plumbers will have the latest plumbing equipment that will solve all forms of plumbing issues.
  • Injury protection
    All licensed plumbers must be insured, which means that if a plumber gets injured during repair work, you will not be held responsible for paying their medical expenses.

How can Drain King Plumbers assist with your plumbing problems in Toronto?

Here at Drain King Plumbers, we are proud to have the largest network of licensed plumbers in Toronto equipped with years of experience and are ready to perform comprehensive plumbing services and repairs in the Greater Toronto Area.

If you would like to get an instant quote on any of our plumbing services for your home or business in Toronto or the GTA, call us at Drain King Plumbers at 1-833-983-5301 or contact us here. We will get back to you within 24 – 48 hours to give you a quote.

Steph S
Steph S
Very friendly from the first call with Kailee, to the updates provided, to the technician Tyler. On-site he provided me with options and suggestions for my emergency repair and was able to resolve it quickly. Kailee paid attention to my needs and offered personalized updates without me even asking! First rate customer connections made at every interaction!!
Reuben Glasgow
Reuben Glasgow
We had a great experience with Drain King Plumbers. The plumber arrived on time and wore shoe covers. He was polite, friendly, and he explained what needed to be done properly. It was also good quality and affordable work.
Nancy P
Nancy P
Benjamin was great! Quick and effective 10/10 recommend
J Crewe Chosen
J Crewe Chosen
Very professional and quality workmanship
Young Wook Kwon
Young Wook Kwon
Resolved the bathtub clogging issue thoroughly. Fairly pricey, but got the job done.
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Jayson Griffiths
Great work very Professional!!