Don't burst into tears over a burst pipe. Upside Down have emergency plumbers who can be with you in just one hour* to help repair it.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a small leak or a major break, a burst pipe can cause extensive damage to your home. Aside from damaging your walls, it can also expose your electrical wiring to an increased fire risk.
Most folks think that burst pipes are usually weather-related, but we are here to tell you that’s not true. Some of the most common causes of a burst pipe in Australia include:
- Hard water
- Water pressure
- Moving pipes
- Rust and corrosion
- Poor installation
At some point in your life, you will probably experience a burst pipe. Don’t let it turn your world Upside Down. If you experience a burst pipe, the first thing to do is shut off your water valve and supply. Next, you will want to contact one of our Upside Down emergency plumbing experts for a burst pipe repair. They operate every day of the year, even on public holidays and can be at your door within 1 hour*.
When it comes to a blocked toilet, we know that you can’t hold on forever. But Upside Down can fix it any time.
Do you have a blocked toilet? Flushing the toilet will then only make the problem worse. Don’t fret. The team at Upside Down knows how to help. The signs of a blocked drain include unpleasant odours, gurgling, high water levels and also water pooling. So, what are the common causes of a blocked toilet?
- Toilet paper
- Cotton balls
- Sanitary products
- Nappies and baby wipes
- Tree roots that have invaded your plumbing
It is important not to flush your toilet too much. Doing so may cause it to overflow. And that will leave you in an even bigger mess. You could try to locate the problem yourself and dislodge it using a plunger, coat hanger or homemade concoction. However, we really don’t recommend doing anything that could worsen your situation.
Our team of local Upside Down plumbers use the latest and best technology. We have drain cameras to locate the cause of your blockage and electric drain machines to clear them with ease as well. We supply, repair, service and install all makes and models of toilets. From Caroma to Kado and Posh Solus, we can source them all. Clogged toilets are our specialty, so let us turn your frown Upside Down!
A gas leak is nothing to joke about. When you suspect a gas leak, it is important to call a licensed plumber immediately.
There are many other signs of a gas leak than just a horrid rotten egg smell. Your gas appliance could be making a hissing sound or you may notice an increase on your gas bill. What to do if you suspect a gas leak?
- Turn off the gas at the mains
- Open the doors to let fresh air in
- Phone your emergency adviser
- Leave the property
- Follow the advice given by the emergency adviser
- Contact an Upside Down gas plumber
- Don’t enter your home until it has been inspected and deemed safe to do so by a licensed gas fitter
If you do suspect any signs of a gas leak, call Upside Down straight away, no matter the time, no matter the day. Most importantly, do not by any means attempt to use any gas or create an exposed flame inside your house.
Have you got a leaking toilet? Maybe you have a leaking toilet cistern? Stop running around and looking for an emergency toilet plumber, Upside Down are experts when it comes to fixing running toilets.
And when we say running toilets, we don’t mean ones that have grown legs and are bolting down your street.
The most common causes of a leaking toilet are to do with the flapper, the assembly, the base and the float. Our team of emergency plumbing experts around the nation specialise in:
- Toilets leaking from base
- Cistern leaks
- Blocked toilet fixes
- Leaking toilet fixes
- Toilet repairs
- And much, much more.
Once again, the best course of action for a leaking toilet is to shut off the valve to the toilet. An Upside Down plumber can be at your door within the hour* to inspect your leaking toilet. Never fear, we are here for you.
Have a leaking tap? It might be as simple as changing a tap washer or replacing the entire tap.
The root of your problem could just be a leaking tap spindle, but it always pays to have a licensed expert come and inspect as well. A leaking tap might seem trivial, but it could also be the symptom of a much bigger plumbing problem.
What causes a tap to leak? Well, there are a whole host of reasons. But most commonly it is:
- Damaged cartridge
- Pipe issues
- Excessive water pressure
- Tap type
- Loose fittings
- Jumper valve issues
Did you know that a leaking tap can waste up to three litres of water each day! That’s 90 litres per month. Think about what that could do to your water bill. It’s definitely worth letting a plumber inspect your tapware and suggest the best solution.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a water tap leaking, shower tap leaking or a kitchen tap leaking from the neck – we have you covered. From Dorf taps to Caroma taps and Bastow tapware, we can supply it all. There is no limit as to what colour we can source as well. If you want a nice shiny set of rose gold tapware, black kitchen tapware or brass tapware, Upside Down can supply and install them. And don’t worry, they will be installed the right way up.
Upside Down is your go-to technician for all leaking roof repairs. From ceiling leaks to leaking roof tiles and leaky gutters.
We can repair them all. Most of the time a roof leak is apparent, but there are various signs that indicate something will need to be done. These signs include:
- Water is overflowing from your gutters
- You notice cracked or missing tiles on the roof
- Water stains on the ceiling – puddle shaped discolourations ringed with brown
- Outside walls are growing moss and algae
Our plumbers specialise in locating and fixing roof leaks. So stop searching ‘roof leak repair near me’ in your Google browser. Contact us today for a plumber who is trained in detecting roof leaks. They have extensive experience in finding and fixing your leak when you need it most.
We also clear blocked drainpipes and blocked stormwater drains. If you think that your home has sustained heavy damage as a result of bad weather, it is best to contact your insurance agent. And if your policy does not cover damage, your next step is an Upside Down technician.
Emergency Plumbing FAQs
There aren’t too many plumbing problems that can’t be left until the morning when they go wrong in the middle of the night. Here are a few that might have you ringing a plumber at 10pm on a Sunday night:
- Burst pipes
- Gas leaks
- Overflowing toilets
- Flooding caused by broken taps or burst pipes
- Burst or leaking hot water systems
Depending on the scenario, a less pressing problem might also become an emergency. Just imagine your parents are staying for the weekend and your hot water is gone! Thankfully, you can have an Upside Down plumber with you in just an hour* from your call.