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Need Emergency Plumbing in Kelowna BC?

Drip... drip... drip... do you hear that? Whether it's a leaking faucet or a sewer backup, plumbing emergencies are one of the most stressful things you can experience as a Kelowna homeowner. Plumbing disasters never seem to happen during business hours—instead, they wait to strike at the worst possible moment, like when you get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night or when company is about to arrive for a holiday weekend.

24/7 Kelowna Emergency Plumbing Services

If you're dealing with a plumbing emergency right now, don't panic! You don't have to struggle alone—the 24-hour emergency plumbing team at 911 Plumbing Heating Drainage Ltd. is standing by. Call us at (250) 801-0911 and our expert plumbers will be at your door with a smile to provide immediate service.

24/7 Emergency Plumbing Service in Kelowna, BC

Plumbing emergencies aren't personal, but they certainly feel that way when you arrive home from a vacation to discover a burst pipe has flooded your basement, or you can't use your toilet because it won't unclog no matter how much you plunge. We all use our plumbing systems every day—sometimes dozens of times per day—but most people don't have the training and skill to deal with everything that comes down the pipe. When you suffer a plumbing disaster in your home, you need Kelowna emergency plumbing service—and you need it to be fast and skilful. You can rely on our courteous plumbing professionals to deliver exactly that with experienced, effective, prompt plumbing repair solutions 24 hours per day, seven days per week. We provide emergency service 365 days per year to Kelowna and nearby communities in the Okanagan Valley such as West Kelowna, Lake Country, West Bank, and Peachland. And besides, we offer special discounts so you don't need to worry that you can't afford to get the professional plumbing help you require.

Do You Have a Kelowna Plumbing Emergency?

Homeowners often aren't sure if the problem they are experiencing with their plumbing qualifies as an emergency. But in almost all cases, if you have a plumbing situation after hours or on the weekend that you can't handle on your own, it is an emergency and you can get help from 911 Plumbing Heating Drainage Ltd. While difficult plumbing challenges such as a flood of raw sewage spilling across your floor are clearly major emergencies that require an experienced, licensed emergency plumber on-site immediately, it doesn't have to be that dramatic to qualify as a problem that needs emergency plumbing repairs. You need access to all your plumbing fixtures and appliances—that's what they're there for, after all! If you can't use a fixture or it's not working correctly, that is an emergency and it's okay to call (250) 801-0911 and request assistance. Here are a few common plumbing emergencies that you could be dealing with in your Kelowna home and why they may be occurring.

Burst Pipe

When sewer or water lines burst open in your home, they can cause a catastrophic amount of damage in a very short period of time. Water damage affects your home in multiple ways by encouraging the growth of mould, mildew, and wood rot, which can create structural instability and even threaten the health of your family. In this situation, it's critically important to get burst pipe repair services right away. Burst pipes can occur for a number of reasons, including:
  • Frozen pipes crack apart due to the pressure of expanding ice trapped inside
  • Weakening from corrosion around pipe like rust and decay
  • Tree roots intruding into buried water and sewer lines
  • Damage caused by earthquakes, heavy construction, and shifting soil over time

Clogged Drains and Toilets

Are you standing ankle-deep in dirty water by the time you finish your shower? Whether it's slow to drain the wastewater out of fixtures or isn't draining at all, trying to deal with a clogged drain can be extremely frustrating. Clogged toilets can be even worse—especially if you think you've got the problem solved with a plunger but it just keeps happening again every time you flush. Stubborn clogs, especially ones that are constantly recurring, are often the result of substances or items that shouldn't have been washed down the drain. Your pipes are really only meant to handle wastewater. When substances such as fat, oil, and grease are poured down the drain in liquid form, they quickly solidify and cling to the walls of the pipe, where they catch hair, food scraps, hygiene products, and other items to form a blockage that partially or completely cuts off the flow of water and causes it to back up into your fixtures. Clogs can also lead to burst pipes if the pressure from an untreated clog gets severe enough to crack the pipe open.

Malfunctioning Water Heater

There are some places in the world where access to hot water is not that important, but Canada is not one of those places. Hot water is a necessity in Kelowna, not a luxury, so if your hot water heater is not working properly or not working at all, you need water heater services to get it up and running as soon as possible. Water heaters often break or malfunction because sediment builds up inside them over time and settles on the bottom of the hot water tank—reducing the capacity of the tank and blocking the water from flowing freely into the pipes. They can also rust and corrode, causing the tank to leak. The expected lifespan of a hot water heater is only about 10 11 to 20 years, depending on factors such as how much maintenance they receive and the mineral hardness of the water. If your system is more than about a decade old and you are experiencing issues with it, you will likely need water heater replacement. A water tank typically carries a manufacturer warranty of 6 to 10 years.  Most home insurance providers require you to change out of warranty water tanks as a preventative maintenance. The upside is that a new, energy-efficient water heater can save you as much as 60% of your current water heating costs—meaning that it’s a lot more cost-effective in the long run.

Sewer Backup

Smelly, disgusting, and unsanitary... there are few things worse than a sewer system backup. You may be imagining floods of raw sewage covering your floor, but that worst case scenario can be avoided if you're aware of earlier warning signs that a sewer backup is occurring. Watch for these telltale sewer backup symptoms:
  • Nasty odours from drains, or smells like sewage or mould that are noticeable in the basement or yard
  • Strange noises coming from drains such as gurgling, bubbling, sucking, grinding, and squealing
  • Visible sewage in low-lying fixtures such as the toilet, shower, or bathtub
  • Pooling water or sudden lush spots on your lawn
  • Increased rodent or insect activity inside or outside your house
Sewer backups are usually caused by damage to your sewer pipes, which could include severe clogs, tree root intrusion, wildlife damage, or even just wear and tear over time. Whatever is causing this unpleasant issue in your home, our plumbing experts will get it diagnosed and come up with a solution to prevent it from happening again so you can get peace of mind that you won't be dealing with a flood of sewage.

Why Choose 911 Plumbing Heating Drainage Ltd. in an Emergency?

If you're searching for "emergency plumber near me" in Kelowna, you're probably ready to get someone at your door as soon as possible. 911 Plumbing Heating Drainage Ltd. is your best option in Kelowna for prompt, experienced emergency plumbing repair, and here's why.

Fast Response

When you have a problem with your plumbing system, you don't want help "eventually"—you need a plumber now. We will treat your plumbing issue like the emergency it is and respond quickly to your call for help. You can call us any time of the day or night and speak with a real person who will get the details of the problem and dispatch a plumber. Then, one of our experienced plumbers will arrive at your house as soon as possible, fully equipped with the tools and expertise they need to get your plumbing under control so that you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Experienced Plumbers

There are a lot of plumbers out there, but many of them don't have the training and hands-on experience to deal with complex emergencies quickly and effectively. Our experienced plumbing team has seen it all and will know how to help you, whether it's a minor repair or a huge, time-consuming problem. When you invite someone into your home to tinker with your plumbing, you need to know that they'll be capable of resolving the issue, but you also want to know that they'll be friendly and behave professionally at all times. Our skilled plumbers go the extra mile with attentive customer service to make sure you have a safe, comfortable experience throughout and the quality of service that exceeds your expectations.

Delete No Extra Cost

It's not your fault that you experienced a plumbing disaster in the middle of the night or during a long weekend, and you shouldn't be penalized for something you can't control. You may be worried that you can't afford emergency plumbing in Kelowna, but there's no reason to be concerned. Our emergency services come at no extra cost to you—we charge the same rate at 3:00 am as we do at 3:00 pm, so you can get the help you need exactly when you need it.

Long-Lasting Solutions

During an emergency, you want your plumbing fixed quickly—but that doesn't mean it should be a "quick fix" that's going to break or cause you problems again in a short period of time. Our plumbing experts know how to find and apply an effective plumbing solution that will not only repair the immediate problem but keep your plumbing system in good working order for a long time to come. That way, you can avoid costly repairs in the future and rest assured that you won't have to cope with another emergency in the coming weeks or months.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kelowna Emergency Plumbing

Whether you're currently coping with a plumbing emergency in Kelowna or just want to have a plan in place for when it does happen, you likely have some questions. Give us a call any time at (250) 801-0911 to chat with our friendly customer service representatives and get answers, or check out our answers to frequently asked questions below.

What Should I Do In a Plumbing Emergency?

If you're in the middle of an emergency situation and you're not sure what to do, take a deep breath and follow these steps:
  1. Check on family members and pets to make sure they're out of harm's way.
  2. Turn off the water supply. This could be a simple matter of shutting off the water valve on the back of an overflowing toilet, but you may need to shut down the main water valve (usually located in the basement).
  3. Contain the water as much as possible by placing buckets under leaks or even wrapping a towel around a leaking pipe or fixture.
  4. Call 911 Plumbing Heating Drainage Ltd. and we'll get someone out to your house right away to take care of the rest.

What Range Does Your Emergency Service Cover?

Any residence or commercial property within our normal service range is eligible for our emergency plumbing services. That includes Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, West Bank, Peachland, and nearby areas.

How Can I Avoid Plumbing Emergencies in the Future?

The best way to avoid ever having to deal with a plumbing emergency again is regular preventative maintenance. Annual drain cleaning services to remove clogs and video camera inspection to ensure that your pipes are clean and fully functioning will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your plumbing system is in perfect working order. For burst pipes or basement flooding, especially recurring flooding, it's a good idea to have a sump pump installed. The pump kicks in when it detects excess water and suctions it away to be safely disposed of; in other words, it actively mitigates flooding while it is happening and can save you a lot of money and frustration from flooding damage.

Have a Kelowna Emergency Plumbing Situation? Call 911 Plumbing Heating Drainage Ltd. for Help

Dealing with a plumbing emergency in Kelowna can be aggravating, confusing, and sometimes downright scary. Don't struggle alone—call 911 Plumbing Heating Drainage Ltd. at (250) 801-0911 for reliable, experienced emergency plumbing services.