Your Trusted Plumbing Emergency Services in Mississauga
Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Mississauga for your Plumbing Emergency Services
No homeowner wants to wake up to a plumbing emergency. But when you do have an emergency it's important to call the right Mississauga plumber for emergency services.
Imagine this. It’s 4:00 a.m. and you wake up to a terrible smell permeating throughout your home. That can’t be good, you think as you rush out of your bedroom to try and track down the source of the smell.
The top floor of your home seems fine, but your eyes land on the basement door. Your stomach tightens in apprehension, it’s coming from the basement. Hesitantly, you head downstairs. What you see confirms your worst fears.
Your sewer has backed-up and completely flooded your basement.
This situation is every homeowner’s nightmare. Not only is a flooding basement completely overwhelming, but it can be difficult to know what to do in the event of a plumbing emergency in your Mississauga home.
Before you try handling the flood on your own, call our expert plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Mississauga. We know that plumbing emergencies wait for no one—and often strike at the absolute worst of times. Our team is available 24/7 and we never charge overtime fees. Dealing with a flood, burst pipe, or another plumbing emergency is stressful enough. We’d never add to that stress by charging you extra.
Read on to learn more about our Mississauga emergency plumbing services, and how our courteous and professional team can help when disaster strikes.
Emergency Plumbing Services: Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Mississauga
When you’re dealing with an urgent plumbing concern and require emergency services, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Mississauga is the plumbing company to call. When you get in touch with our expert and courteous team, we will efficiently address your plumbing problems and treat you and your family with respect from the first phone call all the way through until our plumbers leave your home.
We understand that when you’re dealing with a plumbing emergency, it’s a stressful situation. That’s why our highly trained, licensed, and insured plumbers are always professional, courteous, and create a positive experience. We are locally owned in Mississauga, ON, so we know our community and genuinely care about each of our clients.
Not only will our team arrive uniformed, in a company vehicle, and with all the tools required to complete our emergency services, but we also guarantee all our plumbing workmanship and parts. We clean up as soon as the job is finished and are upfront about what the emergency repair costs will be for your Mississauga home.
When you hire the pros at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Mississauga, you can rest assured that our emergency services will fix your plumbing problem and keep you and your family safe.
Common Causes of Mississauga Plumbing Emergencies
While it’s our hope that you’ll never have to deal with the stress of a plumbing emergency in your Mississauga home, there are a few common causes of plumbing emergencies and flooding that are helpful to be aware of—so you know what to do in an emergency and so you can understand how to prevent future disasters.
Poor Grading or Drainage on Your Property
Residential lot grading is the shaping of land by your home so that it directs surface runoff away from your home’s foundation. This prevents rainwater from pooling at the base of your home and causing a flood.
Weeping Tile System Failure
Your home’s weeping tile system is a bit of a misnomer, because it’s actually a porous pipe that discharges underground water. The pipe is located beneath your home and its purpose is to prevent water from pooling around your home’s foundation and causing a flood.
If your gutters are not cleaned properly, they may not collect and move water away from your home when it rains or when the snow is melting. When the gutters are clogged, rainwater/snowmelt will spill over the edges of the eavestroughs and pool around the base of your home.
Leaking or Clogged Downspouts
Similar to how clogged gutters will not move water away from your home, neither will blocked downspouts. Additionally, if the downspout is leaking, water could pool around the base of your home instead of being moved safely away.
Backed-Up Wastewater/Rainwater in the Sewer System
In the event of a storm or a rapid snow-melt during a Mississauga spring, your sewer system may back-up. Likewise, wastewater from your home could back-up the sewer if there is a blockage in the pipe, if there are tree roots growing in the sewer line, or the sewer line has collapsed.
Failed Sump Pump
Your sump pump is a pump typically located in a pit below your basement. Its job is to pump water that rises to a certain level before it floods your home. This is especially helpful during storms. It works by having a flotation device that rises with the water. When it gets too high, it turns on a switch that triggers the pump to start pumping water. If there is a problem with the float or switch, the pump won’t turn on and your basement will flood.
Burst Pipe/Broken Water Lines
During the cold Mississauga winters, you run the risk that the freezing water in your pipes may cause them to burst. Typically, this happens to pipes that are not used as frequently—say at a cabin you typically use in the winter—or if the pipes are not heated sufficiently—like in your basement. Depending on where the pipe is located, your walls, floors, and belongings could be damaged by flooding water.
How to Prevent Plumbing Emergency Services
As the saying goes, the best offence is a good defense. This is as true in hockey as it is in preventing plumbing emergencies that require urgent attention from the team at Mr. Rooter. Read on to discover our expert tips on how to prevent plumbing emergency services:
Without a doubt, the best way to upkeep your home’s plumbing and prevent emergencies is by scheduling regular maintenance and cleaning with Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Mississauga. Our experts offer routine plumbing maintenance services that will keep your plumbing system operating smoothly, while also troubleshooting any problem areas in your home. Preventative plumbing maintenance will help you avoid:
Sewer pipe damage
Expensive plumbing repairs
Professional Drain Cleaning
As part of routine plumbing maintenance, our team will give the pipes in your home a deep clean to get rid of any burgeoning blockages and build-up. Our plumbing experts use the best cleaning technology to clean your plumbing system. Our HydroScrub Jetting Service will clear away years of clogs, back-ups, and debris in your plumbing system. It does this through a high-pressure hose that shoots water through pipes.
Pay Attention to Early Warning Signs
While preventative maintenance can do wonders for reducing the risk of you requiring emergency services from the team at Mr. Rooter of Mississauga, sometimes accidents do happen and it’s beneficial to understand the warning signs indicating a plumbing emergency. A few of these warning signs include:
Gurgling drains: can be a sign of a few different problems. These include: clogged pipes,, drain ventilation problems, or an issue with your sewer line.
Multiple pipes are clogged: from time to time, one drain in your home might get plugged from food, hair grease, or even soap. But, if you have multiple clogged drains it can be a sign of a main line sewer back-up.
Toilet will not flush properly: If your toilet doesn't flush as it should—and plunging it does not help—then you may be facing a backed-up sewer line.
If you hear or notice issues with your plumbing system, be sure to call our Mississauga plumbing pros. We will fix the problem and look for any underlying and more serious issues. Call us today at (905) 817-0210 or request an appointment online.
Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Mississauga for Your Plumbing Emergency Services
Our company is trusted throughout Mississauga—and for good reason. Our professional, courteous plumbers are highly trained and experienced with delivering a range of emergency services. We always arrive promptly and handle your plumbing concerns efficiently. Additionally, our plumbing team will always bring all the tools required to fix a broken pipe, pump water out of a flooded basement, replace a malfunctioning water heater, or fix some other issue affecting your plumbing.
We pride ourselves on our professionalism and wear the Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Mississauga uniform proudly. Additionally, we will always show up in a company vehicle so you know that it’s our team who’s shown up at your door. We never make more of a mess than we have too, and we always clean up before we leave. We also spend time with each of our customers after completing a job so that you’re aware of what went wrong, how we fixed it, and what you can do to prevent needing our emergency services in the future.
Customer service is our top value at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Mississauga. When you hire our skillful and friendly team, you can rest assured that your plumbing emergency is being handled by the best.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about our emergency services? Continue reading to see if we answer them here. Or, we invite you to give us a call today at (905) 817-0210 or reach out to us online. Our friendly staff looks forward to answering any of your questions.
What is a Plumbing Emergency?
A plumbing emergency is any plumbing related issue that you need help with to maintain the safety and comfort of your family and to prevent serious damage to your home. Typically, if you have a flooding basement (or yard) or have noticed a source of pooling or rushing water and you don’t know where it’s coming from—it’s time to call for emergency plumbing services.
Do Plumbers Work 24/7?
Not all plumbers are available 24/7, which is why it’s worthwhile to familiarize yourself with a local plumbing company that does offer emergency services. For instance, our Mississauga plumbers are available night and day, every day, to help you out in the event of an emergency.
Do Plumbers Come at Night?
Some plumbing companies will answer your call and be available at night—particularly for an emergency. Our plumbing experts are available to help with emergency situations, and we always arrive efficiently and prepared to assist with your plumbing problems.
How to Get Emergency Plumbing Services?
The best way to get emergency plumbing services is to familiarize yourself with plumbing companies near your Mississauga home before you have to deal with an emergency. That way, when you’re dealing with a flooding basement in the middle of the night, you know who to call.
One of the best ways to learn about how well a company delivered emergency services is by reading their Google Reviews.
How to Recognize a Plumbing Emergency?
There are many signs that indicate a plumbing emergency. These include:
Rushing water, especially if you don’t know where it’s coming from
Flooding in your basement
Flooding in your yard
The smell of sewage in your home
Burst or leaking pipes
Pipes that have frozen
An overflowing toilet
Multiple clogged drains
No hot water
A failed or broken sump pump
Water coming through the ceiling
What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency?
Follow these steps if you find yourself dealing with a plumbing emergency:
- Check on your family and pets to ensure they are all safe.
- If you can do so safely, turn off the water in your home. Your water valve is typically located in your basement. Either at the front wall of your house or very close to the hot water tank.
- Contact a professional plumbing company that provides 24/7 emergency services.
Is a Burst Pipe Considered an Emergency?
A burst pipe is considered a plumbing emergency because it’s one of the most common causes of flooding. Rushing water can be a safety hazard to your family and cause serious damage to your home.
How Much Does Emergency Plumbing Cost?
Our Mississauga plumbing company offers upfront, flat-rate pricing. When you call us and tell us about your plumbing emergency, we provide an upfront quote based on the specifications of the job. We stick to that quote no matter the time of day/night or day of the week, so that you are never hit with a surprise bill.