Top 5 Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

The last thing you want to be dealing with as you’re running out the door for work, or just before guests arrive is a plumbing emergency. Anything from clogged sinks and toilets to a burst pipe can seriously interrupt your routine and go from minor to major in minutes. We’re going to discuss the most common bathroom emergencies that licenced plumbers handle every week so you can learn to spot issues and feel confident in calling professionals like ours at Living Services to fix your plumbing problems.

  1. Clogged Sinks
  2. Clogged Toilets
  3. Clogged Bathtubs and Shower Drains
  4. Leaky Faucets and Toilets
  5. Flooding

Are you concerned about plumbing-related issues? Living Services specializes in fast and effective plumbing repair. Our experienced plumbers come with a fully equipped truck to resolve any hurdle that comes their way, so you can leave it up to the professionals and get back to your routine! Whether you know what’s going wrong or not, the Living Services plumbing repair service can complete any plumbing and drain repair in Toronto!

Clogged Sinks

A slow draining sink might appear to be more of a nuisance than an emergency; however, if left untreated, it can back up your drains to create flooding and unwanted smells. Grease, food scraps, soap scum, and chemicals create a barrier for your water to drain correctly. You can try simply using a plunger or drain-o, but if this issue persists, you need to have a professional assess your pipes for further damage.

Clogged Toilets

There are far more reasons that your toilet can be clogged than you’d think. Typical blockages may occur that can be plunged; however, sometimes toilets seem to clog for no reason. Hard water, low tank water, toilet model, and external pipes can explain why your toilet is misbehaving. Our experts at Living Services know how to spot these hidden issues, and the sooner you call a professional, the more likely you are to avoid costly issues.

Clogged Bathtubs and Shower Drains

Having a backed-up shower can result in leaks, unwanted odours, and overstrained pipes. If your typical store-bought drain cleaner isn’t doing the trick, it might be time to call the Living Services specialists. Our licensed plumbers arrive the same day with a fully equipped truck so they’re ready to handle any issue that might come their way.

Leaky Faucets and Toilets

These are the silent killers in terms of damage and cost to your home. At best, leaky faucets and toilets are a nuisance that you have to tidy up. However, on the other side of this spectrum is the possibility of deteriorating grout and caulk and leaking into floors resulting in warping and mould. 


The longer that floodwater sits, the more damage occurs to all the surfaces it touches. A burst pipe, sewage or groundwater backup, backed up toilets, and more are all causes of flooding. Having a professional assess and fix the issue will save your stress and ensure the job is done right. Even removing the flood water needs to be done correctly; otherwise, there can be lasting effects. 

The Living Services team of expert plumbers is always ready and equipped to quickly detect, diagnose, and repair any plumbing properly, so call us today!


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