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Is a Leaking Pipe Considered a Plumbing Emergency?

A plumbing emergency is defined by its overall severity. Is the leak a trickle or a full-on gush? If you are experiencing inconsistent water pressure, the sounds of running water, or rotten eggs, you will want to call in a professional. A foul smell may be caused by a burst sewage line, which would be hard to detect without a pro.

There is a difference between a burst pipe and a leaking pipe. A burst or ruptured pipe can release gallons of water in minutes, causing severe damage, so you will want to act quickly. A leaking pipe can be stopped by shutting off the water supply that runs to that specific fixture. For example, if a bathroom faucet leaks, turn off the supply valve underneath the sink.

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Besides burst pipes, overflowing toilets, and clogged sewer lines, leaky pipes can lead to more significant problems and costly water damage. So even though it may not seem to be an emergency, you will want to get it checked out as soon as possible.

The Rule of Thumb

If you cannot stop a water leak by shutting off the water to the fixture, then you’ve definitely got a more urgent issue. You’ll want to shut off the main water supply and call a professional plumbing company in Toronto like us!

Other emergency situations are overflowing toilets, a clogged sewer line, and a water heater failure, which can also become safety risks. Never take a plumbing malfunction lightly, as it can lead to more disastrous problems.

 

New Canadian Drain and Plumbing Team

 

At New Canadian Drain & Plumbing, we will not hesitate to take care of your emergency or standard drain and plumbing issues. Our technicians are licensed, bonded, and insured. We have over 1,600 customer reviews and continue to win Homestars’ Best of Award for four years! 

Contact us for an estimate or call 416-651-2990 for emergency service.