For those avid gardeners among us who have all been there at one time or another.
“I think I will put that lovely new palm tree right there…”,
only to find that digging in that part of the garden actually ends up striking a sewer line.
Before you know it, there is a strong smell of sewage in the lovely hole where the new palm tree was to be planted and not long after that the whole garden and then the yard becomes one big stinking flood zone. The time start thinking about home repairs is long gone…you need a professional, and fast. The garden in question was located in the suburb of Mosman and they sure needed a plumber in a hurry. Things were starting to get stinky in the neighbouring yards as well.
When you have any sort of plumbing problem, be a flooding sewer in your backyard, it is vital to get it attended to as soon as possible. That’s why at Aussie Electrical & Plumbing we offer all Sydney residents a genuine 24 hour, 365 day a year emergency service. All too often over the years we have seen people who had what they thought was a small drip from a pipe so they’d “leave it until the morning” only to find by the morning that their home was a foot deep in water. It’s sad, but true.
Electrical And Plumbing Experts
We are both electrical engineers and plumbing experts, and have been in business for many years. However, we found that very often a plumbing problem also required an electrician, or vice versa.
Take a simple electric water heater problem, for instance. Suddenly, you have no hot water, but by definition you need both a plumber and an electrician. This is why we merged our electrical and plumbing companies together in 2009 so that we can offer both services under the one umbrella.
We are based in Kent Street in Sydney, just behind the Sea Life Aquarium, and we cover the whole of Sydney Metro out to the Blue Mountains National Park, and from Richmond in the north to Campbelltown in the south. So when you need an emergency plumber Sydney we can usually get to you in about an hour – very often less – at any time of day or night.
Have you got blocked drains? Is there a gurgling sound coming from the bath? Is the kitchen sink smelling unpleasant? If there is a blockage, the problem is not going to go away by itself, so it needs attention. The major cause of blocked drains is foreign objects building up and blocking them. It sounds obvious really. Even a small item can start to cause a build-up which gradually gets worse. The only answer is to clear away whatever it is that is causing the blockage in order to get the water flowing freely again. Our expert plumbers will clear your drains and get everything back to normal.
Another cause of blocked drains needing an emergency plumber Sydney is a heavy rainstorm. If that sounds strange, here’s what happens. A sudden heavy storm will wash any debris in the gutters down through the drainpipes. If the gutters have not been regularly cleaned, all the leaf mold and build-up of soil is washed down the pipes which are simply not designed to handle that sort of thing. Once again, you have a blockage with the water backing up the pipe since it has nowhere else to go. A severe storm can cause flooding and serious damage to your home or business, so you need an emergency plumber Sydney.
Another problem might be broken pipes. If you have trees in your garden the roots can do considerable damage to your drain pipes. Another cause can be due to incorrect installation in the first place, or simply old age. Nothing lasts forever, including drain pipes. Our expert plumbers can carry out an investigation using CCTV to determine the cause. If it is necessary to replace the drainpipes we can use trenchless drain replacement to renew your drainpipes without digging up your yard.
Similar emergency problems can occur with sewer pipes, and in this case you need an emergency plumber Sydney immediately. It goes without saying that there is a serious health hazard under these circumstances. A break in a sewer pipe can result in rats getting into your home through the toilet which is something that doesn’t really bear thinking about: unfortunately, it does happen. Concrete sewer pipes have a life of about 80 years at the top end, so if your home was built just after the Second World War, or even earlier, they could be getting to the point where they need to be renewed.
Another reason to call an emergency plumber Sydney is if you should suffer a clogged or blocked toilet. If the toilet bowl becomes cracked or otherwise damaged it needs urgent attention for the simple reason that nobody can go for more than a few hours without using a toilet. At Aussie Electrical & Plumbing our 24 hour emergency call-out service is only a phone call away. One problem that is totally avoidable is a blocked toilet sewer from people putting “baby wipes” into the system. Baby wipes do not breakdown and should never be put or flushed down a toilet. This can cause damage to not only your sewer line but the larger sewer system in your suburb. So be warned and avoid this problem.
Of course, another problem that might occur is suffering a frozen pipe. If the water suddenly stops coming out of your taps the most likely cause is a frozen pipe. A frozen pipe can also burst as the water inside it freezes and expands. Whatever you do, don’t try to heat the pipes yourself. You could cause the frozen water to thaw, but if the pipe has fractured you are going to suffer a serious flood. This is another case where you need the services of an emergency plumber Sydney urgently. Our plumbers know where to look and how to deal with the problem.
Any sort of leak from a pipe, even if it only appears to be a small one, needs immediate attention from one of our plumbers. It might only look like a small drip, but once again it is only going to go one way, and that is not in the direction of getting any better. The short answer is that, with all things plumbing-wise, it is far better to be safe than sorry.
AEP Cover Care
With that in mind, we created our AEP Cover Care Membership program. As a member you get several benefits covering both your plumbing and electrical needs. For just $99 a year you get $50 off our first visit to your place, whatever the reason – emergency or otherwise. You also get one free emergency call out every year (value around $200).
In addition, AEP membership gets you one free annual maintenance service worth $99. On top of that, you get an automatic 15% discount on all plumbing or electrical work that you need. These benefits can save you up to $500 every year. In addition, AEP members get priority over all other customers, so if there’s a big storm and we get lots of calls your job is at the top of the list.
When you need any sort of emergency plumber Sydney service you now know why you need to call Aussie Electrical and Plumbing.