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Emergency Plumbing

Experiencing a plumbing emergency right now? Looking for a qualified Kelowna plumber? We are at your service for 24-hour emergency plumbing in Kelowna, 365 days per year.

24-Hour Emergency: (250) 681-0089

Emergency plumbing and repair requires a specialist who will address your problem quickly to minimize potential damage with maximum efficiency, 24-hours per day, seven days per week, including all statutory holidays. It’s never a good idea to delay when it comes to plumbing emergencies; equally, attempting to fix a problem without expert plumbing knowledge can often lead to even bigger and potentially more costly problems. One call to Rite Tech Plumbing will immediately dispatch an experienced professional directly to your home or office, with the right tools, parts and experience for the task at hand. Call now – emergencies can’t wait!

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There’s almost nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of water flooding into your home. Naturally, you scramble to your feet and investigate the source and seriousness of the situation. Plumbing can be the bane of your existence; everything in life may be grand – until your plumbing fails you! You may have heard humorous anecdotal tales of people require emergency plumbing, not thinking that this could happen to you…

Common Plumbing Emergencies

At Rite Tech Plumbing, we have seen all kinds of plumbing emergencies. Thankfully for the people of Kelowna, our knowledgeable and reliable professionals are on hand to offer a swift solution to any problems that you may come across. Here are a few common situations in which you may well find yourself requiring emergency plumbing:

 Appliance Flooding

Depending on if you can accurately locate the source of the flooding; the cause of a plumbing emergency may or may not be limited to a single area, such as an appliance. Appliance drains are susceptible to flooding, which is most commonly caused by clogged drains. Check the drain trap and drain areas, ensuring that these areas are clear and free of debris.

 Frozen Pipes

In cold climates such as Kelowna, the most common emergency plumbing issue is pipes bursting due to freezing. As temperatures reach well below zero during winter months, improperly insulated pipes, such as those located in crawl spaces or attic areas, can freeze rapidly, particularly in a cold snap or sustained periods of wind chill.  Disaster can strike without any warning, as unsuspecting home dwellers are carrying out their day-to-day activities, such as laundry, running a bath, dishwasher, etc. Freezing temperatures cause ice to form inside your pipes, eventually causing a complete blockage, which inevitably leads to water pressure expansion and failure of the affected pipe.

 Faulty Taps

A variety of faults can occur with taps – most commonly they will either leak or they will not turn off, which can waste water and cost money – or worse still, cause flood damage. If this should occur, then obviously it will need attending to immediately.  Even before your emergency plumber arrives, be sure to turn off the valve below the sink, or, if this cannot be located, the main water supply. Taps come in various designs and can be quite complicated and expensive to fix. As tempting as it may be to try to adjust or fix the problem yourself, this can often only worsen the situation, so it is best to leave it to an emergency plumbing Kelowna expert.

 Plumbing Emergency: Other Causes

Children are naturally curious, and often surprise us with the extent they can go to in satisfying their curiosity. When emergency plumbers are called to troubleshoot, they are sometimes surprised what at they find. Empty toilet rolls, wallets, phones and toys are among the most common objects that cause plumbing problems. Typically these are objects children attempt to flush down toilets; many of these items become lodged within the early stages of your drain system.

Property Damage

Unfortunately, our most prized and valuable possessions are what may be most defenseless against water damage. Items such as computers, technology and furniture can be damaged permanently from a single flooding incident. Building materials such as drywall, hardwood floors and carpeting may also not recover from these household disasters. Cases of sudden flooding, usually from frozen pipes, are typical for emergency plumbing calls; Kelowna emergency plumbers – like Rite Tech, are available 24-hours per day, seven days a week.

Emergency Plumbing Steps to Take

If you’re like many people, you aren’t sure what to do in an emergency plumbing situation, so step 1 might be to call us anytime, 24/7. Most of our emergency calls typically first ask about how to ‘turn off the water’ and minimize damage.Kelowna Emergency Plumber

How to Shut Off Your Water

In a massive flooding emergency, you may simply want the approach of shutting off all water to your household. Shutoff valves are usually located in basement areas, alongside floor access panels or inside closet areas of your home. You’re looking for a large valve, and you’ll want to turn it clockwise. Sometimes these main shutoff valves are located near your water meters, so you may need to check there alternatively. In other plumbing emergency situations, such as floods created in isolated areas, or within specific fixtures, shutoff valves are usually easier to locate and are in close proximity, such as behind toilets, under sinks or behind or under appliances.

Appliance Flooding

Depending on if you can accurately locate the source of the flooding; the cause of a plumbing emergency may or may not be limited to a single area, such as an appliance. Appliance drains are susceptible to flooding, which is most commonly caused by clogged drains. Check the drain trap and drain areas, ensuring that these areas are clear and free of debris.

Emergency Plumbing