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Reasons you might need an emergency plumber during COVID-19

With many Oakville businesses being shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, people are often left confused as to which services they can and cannot access.  If you have any kind of plumbing emergency, however, you’ll be happy to know that you can get a plumber on demand in Oakville with A. McKenna Plumbing. 

What constitutes a plumbing emergency?

There are many different types of plumbing emergencies, and in this blog, we will discuss some of the most common.

Clogged Kitchen Drains

Kitchen drains can become clogged when people put things down them that don’t belong there – such as large food particles, oils and grease.

Perhaps someone in your household has been watching an abundance of cooking shows during lockdown and despite how well their culinary creations have been coming out, they haven’t been overly careful with their clean up – leading to a slow draining or even a completely clogged kitchen sink. This can be a problem because now you’ll have to remember not to use that sink until you can get an emergency plumber in to deal with the problem.

The region of Peel has issued a statement during the COVID-19 pandemic reminding people not to flush paper towels or wipes down the toilet.  These items are bulky and can cause clogged pipes and sewer issues.

Water Damage and Flooding

An even bigger problem than a clogged kitchen sink is water damage and flooding. That’s because the longer you wait to resolve this kind of problem, the more costly it can be to repair. Water damage and flooding in homes can be caused by several plumbing issues, including a burst pipe or a clogged sink or toilet.

Since water can cause damage to other parts of your home such as wood, carpet, etc. as well as lead to mould, it is critical to get the problem fixed as soon as possible. And while an emergency plumber in Oakville won’t be able to fix the damage that has already been done, they’ll be able to help prevent further damage by fixing the source of the problem.

Water Heater Problems

Even though we all hope that this quarantine won’t last much longer, you will still want to be as comfortable in your home as possible – and for most people, this means not having to take cold showers every day. But this is exactly what could end up happening if your water heater is not working properly.

And even if you don’t mind cold showers, you are still going to want hot water for the washing machine and/or dishwasher.

A quick call to A. McKenna Plumbing, and we can have one of our emergency plumbers come over and repair the problem.

Sewer Backup Emergencies

Finally, and perhaps the most critical plumbing emergency is a sewer backup. Telltale signs of this issue include more than one drain being clogged, water backing up into other drains in the house, foul smells coming from drains, as well as bubbles and gurgling sounds coming from drains and toilets.

If you detect any of these warning signs, call an emergency plumber immediately!

Left unchecked, the problem could become much worse, and raw sewage could begin to seep into your home.

Call McKenna Plumbing when you need an emergency plumber in Oakville

If you need an emergency plumber in Oakville during COVID-19 – or anytime after – contact A. McKenna Plumbing. As an essential service, we are able to provide you with the help you need while taking all the appropriate health and safety measures, including maintaining proper social distancing.

Our emergency service is available 24/7.