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Emergency plumbing situations can happen to anyone. Even though you have diligently looked after your fixtures and plumbing system, issues still occur.

Turn Off the Main Water Valve

In most plumbing emergency situations, the main problem is water leak related. First up you need to rush to where the main water valve is located and turn it off. Doing this, you’ll be able to hinder the water supply coming to your building and reduce the amount of water coming out of the leak.

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When you require an emergency plumber, we have plumbers on stand-by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our team of dedicated professional plumbers, have fully stocked vehicles and the latest tools at their finger tips. Our plumbers receive the latest training in plumbing and safety and are ready to provide their expertise to solve your plumbing problems.

Got a Plumbing Emergency?

Here’s a rundown of tasks and the times and if you should or might not need to request the support of professionals for them:

Overflowing Toilet Tank

When you notice that the water continues to flow even if you’ve already flushed it. The problem is usually in the tank and you can just switch off the shut-off valve by yourself. To do that, you may repeatedly adjust the flapper and conduct several tests to see whether the overflow stops. If the issue persists, you would need the help of a plumbing professional to adjust the float arm.

Clogged Drain

A blocked drain is a very simple problem your plunger could resolve whether the issue is not too severe. If the plunger is still unable to effectively remove the blockage you may also use chemical cleansers. For severe blockages however, you might need to ask the support of professionals for this to be effectively remedied.

Pipe Leaks

Leaking pipes are a frequent occurrence, particularly if these are relatively old. It’s ideal to ask the support of professionals. The best thing you can do is to shut off the water valve and then call a professional that you trust.

Leaking Faucet

A leaking faucet is caused by pulling the fixture too hard. Over time, it will loosen and would lead to water leaking drop by drop. Although this is not entirely a major plumbing crisis, leaks always meant wasting water. You can opt to fix this problem yourself. With the help of a wrench, you can tighten the fixture if this can still function. You could also opt to replace it entirely.

Burst Pipes

Now, this is one of the biggest plumbing issues you will probably encounter. The first thing to do is to turn off the main water source so it’s possible to prevent flooding in the house. All other fixtures in your home should be turned off for the water to completely drain. Switch off appliances that come in contact with water in addition to the heating system of the house.

Water Heater Emergencies

Whether your water heater has extremely loud noises or water leaks, these emergency reactions will prove useful.

Standard operating procedures would be to switch off the electricity or gas. In most gas water heater components, twist the dial over the thermostat to off. For electric forms, the circuit breaker lever should be away.

Next step is to shut down the water supply of the water heater. If the water continues to leak, you want to turn off the main valve.

And if not done so yet, give us a call.

Extremely Hot Water

It is great to have a warm bath at the end of the day to relax, but if you noticed that the water from the shower or taps is extremely hot then you’ve got a plumbing emergency. The cause of scalding hot water is the water heater has overheated.

You can turn on the hot water showers and faucets to drain out all the hot water, but you will need to be sure you can safely do this. Also, prior to attempting this solution please turn off the water heater .

Just for the record I wanted to say that I have been extremely happy with Dr.Drip Plumbers and the way they have carried out what has been at times a difficult and messy job, fixing a pipe under my unit and restoring everything back to normal. They have been very professional and personable throughout the whole process (and always cleaned up after being here). I would certainly recommend them for other body corporate plumbing jobs.

Regards, Jill

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What We Do

Your Neighbourhood Plumber Sydney Plumbers were established in 2000, and today is one of Sydney’s fastest growing and most reputable plumbing maintenance companies. We specialise in rapid response emergency plumbing maintenance. Your Neighbourhood Plumber’s head office is located in Mona Vale, however we provide a plumbing service to all areas of Sydney.

Owned and operated by Andrew Smith, Your Neighbourhood Plumber offers a complete 24 hour 7 day a week service. We have 8 centrally controlled, mobile work vehicles for immediate response. Each vehicle carries a comprehensive range of the latest technology and inventory to ensure most jobs can be completed on the spot, which is a great cost savings for our customers.

Your Neighbourhood Plumber has built and maintains a loyal customer base, which includes domestic, commercial, real estate, strata, government and corporate companies. We initially became established throughout the Northern Beaches in Sydney and quickly built a strong reputation based on our high level of service, commitment to our customers and our professional expertise. We have since grown into a well-recognised and ethical plumbing company that services the entire Sydney region.

On time, every time is our passion and driving force behind our business. But it’s not the only thing that makes us different. Your Neighbourhood Plumber has one of the strongest code of ethics and staff training systems in the business of plumbing.

Our employees are extremely valued and highly trained. All employees undertake a full security and background check before starting and undergo an intensive training schedule prior to starting work at Your Neighbourhood Plumber. We recognise that our professional plumbers are the face of our company and therefore take immense responsibility on how they represent us.

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