Leaky toilet? Burst pipe? Pumps alarming? Whatever you’re experiencing or suspecting, it’s best to have it checked by a professional, and sooner rather than later.
Everyone will have need for emergency plumbing at one stage or another, from fuel site settings to retail locations. Drains often get clogged up due to the level of use, and the kitchen sink and pump systems are among the most common offenders at weekends or after hours.
At other times, pipes will burst or start to leak due to pressure, corrosion, or degraded materials. The fact is that pipes wear and tear with time. Even the best solutions and fixes will eventually need repair or replacement.
When the unexpected strikes your plumbing, turn to the experts at Maxey Plumbing. We know emergencies can be stressful, not to mention messy. That’s why we work with a two-hour maximum wait time.
Call us on 08 9496 1800, and we’ll be out to you as soon as possible.
BEFORE YOU GO…Dealing with plumbing problems in your business or industrial space? Visit out Commercial Plumbing page to see how we can help save you time and money (and keep your business running at full speed).
How to decide whether to call for emergency service
Many Perth business owners are tempted to call out for a commercial plumber whenever they have the slightest hint of an issue. Others daringly approach issues with a DIY attitude. A careful blend of the two along with some factual assessment can help you determine whether you need an emergency or a general contractor.
Consider that for any emergency call out, plumbing included, you’re likely to pay much more for services. This applies mostly to very short notice, off hours/evenings, and weekends. So it’s best to be sure you have a real emergency on your hands before picking up the phone.
That said, the repair work should always be left to the experts. You can try to find a leak (if it isn’t obvious) or assess the damage, but don’t try to fix the issue yourself. The difference here is that if it can wait until morning or an opening on the schedule, you’ll pay less.
If your business needs a fast solution to keep the doors open and avoid disruption, our retail plumbing expertise can help.
What is a true emergency?
Clogged drains, damaged pipes, burst water mains and gas leaks are the most common emergency situations that people summon their service provider for.
When you encounter an emergency situation you can take steps to reduce damage to the minimum thereby cutting down your cost too. Turn off the water or close the toilets and make the area safe. If you smell gas, shut off the main power supply and go outside. You could say that every leak of gas or water is an emergency, as it needs to be attended to as quickly as possible before doing harm.
How much does emergency plumbing in Perth cost?
This is going to vary depending on quite a few factors. For one, each professional service will charge different rates, especially for emergency callouts. The fee is usually broken into two parts: an initial callout flat rate and an hourly charge for work. On average, Perth’s emergency plumbers charge a callout fee between $350 to $550 and then use an hourly rate between $120 to $150 per hour. Keep in mind that any parts for repair work will cost extra.
Does plumbing take a long time to fix in an emergency?
If you’re calling out for an emergency, chances are that your service provider will do their best to hurry to the job site and apply a fix as quickly as possible. In some cases, they’ll spend 1-2 hours to assess and stop the problem from causing further damage. For a smaller issue, like a leaky toilet, the entire issue could be resolved in that time. For something bigger, like a burst pipe, they may apply a temporary fix to stop the water and then come back the next day, during regular hours, to fully replace the damaged pipe.
How are drains unblocked in an emergency?
Service providers often deploy innovative drain camera inspection tools alongside powerful hydro-jet devices that use water under high pressure to unblock drains. Hydro-jets are even powerful enough to clear tree roots. They are so much safer and more effective than electric eels, many professionals now use them routinely to remove all kinds of blockages.
What to look for in an emergency service in Perth
Even if you’re in a rush, don’t skip over checking that the plumbing service is licensed and insured. You’ll have a big enough mess on your hands without bringing someone in who isn’t qualified to fix it.
With a quick Google search, you can also check out their online reviews. Others in similar situations to yours will probably have shared their experience on how timely, effective, and clean the emergency plumbers are. If you see some red flags, move on!
You’ll also want someone who is local to your area, so that the trip charges are not as high. Look for professional emergency service in Perth that has been in business for a long time and offers a workmanship warranty so you can have peace of mind about the repair work that is done.
Why Choose Us
When the troubles strike, take the guesswork out of what to do by calling us. We offer fast turnarounds for all callouts including a 24/7 help desk that can dispatch our experts anytime, day or night. We’re licensed, insured, certified, and accredited by a number of reputable agencies. You’ll get a safety-focused specialist and a workmanship warranty with every job.
Add us to your contacts for when the inevitable happens: 08 9496 1800.