Emergency Plumbing Services

Emergency Plumber in Hamilton

When you’re in need of an emergency plumber in Hamilton or the surrounding area, trust the team at Pitton Plumbing & Heating to find a quick and effective solution to your plumbing repairs and problems. We assist residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the GTA 24-hours a day. Whether your pipes have suddenly burst and there’s flooding or you simply need to get your toilet back up and running, we are there whenever you need us. Some of our common issues include the following:

Common Emergency Plumbing Problems

Some plumbing problems can wait until regular business hours, while other issues need to be fixed as soon as you see them. To prevent the problem from getting worse, you can take a few steps before calling a licensed plumbing company.


For burst pipes, shut off the water and call an emergency plumber. Remove any water-damaged furniture and use a sump pump, wet-dry vacuum, dehumidifier and fans to drain the water and dry out the basement. If not caused by a busted pipe, track down the source and call an expert to help you solve the issue.

Broken pipes

Shut off the water supply and move water-logged items to a dry location. Remove as much water as you can with a sump pump or wet-dry vacuum and call an expert to replace the pipe.
Burst hot water tank – the tank will try to refill, causing a lot of damage. Shut off the water and turn off the valve under gas tanks. Remove damaged items and try to dry up any flooding.

Drain Backup

When it comes to your drains backing up, there are many signs you can look out for to determine if your sewer is the root of the cause. Your sinks or toilets may make gurgling sounds, dispel a foul odour, and your water may be draining slower than usual. Oftentimes, drain backup is caused by inappropriate items flushing down your drains such as fabric, oil, toys, and more. Tree roots that make their way through cracks and crevices can also be the cause. If you notice any of these troubles, contact Pitton Plumbing & Heating to evaluate your drains and determine what action is required.

Clogged Pipes

To determine if your pipes are clogged, look for any standing water around your drains or if the water drains slowly. Another symptom is your toilet’s inability to flush. Usually, clogged pipes arise from the accumulation of waste such as hair, soap, dirt, and food waste. Identifying a clogged pipe allows you to prevent a larger issue from occurring. If left untreated, they can cause leaks, corrosion, and even flooding.

Blocked Toilet

We all know the panic of flushing the toilet and watching the water rise instead of draining. Your toilet becomes blocked when objects restrict waste or water from passing through the trap or plumbing vent. In rare cases, it can also mean there are problems with your main sewer line. To unblock your toilet, you need enough pressure to flush away the waste and blockage. If you find you are unable to unblock your toilet, our team can help you get your bathroom back to functionality.

Dealing with Plumbing Emergencies

A minor leak may not seem like a big deal, but left unattended it can create large problems. Whether it occurs at your home or business, always address plumbing issues quickly.

  1. Turn off the water supply. This will prevent further damage from leaks and burst pipes. You can shut off the water running to specific fixtures or, if you can’t find the cause of the leak, shut off the main water supply.
  2. Assess the damage. When you call your insurance company or an emergency plumber, having more details explaining the problem will help them understand the issue, bring the proper tools and fix the problem quickly.
  3. Call your water company. They may assume the costs for the repairs, especially if there is a problem with the sewer main.
  4. Call your insurance company. To help offset of the costs of extensive plumbing and restoration, it’s important to get your insurance company involved. Call them to explain the extent of the damage and take pictures to help the insurance company assess your claims.
  5. Call an emergency plumber. With 24/7 emergency services, an emergency plumber will be able to analyze the situation and fix the problem.

Emergency plumbing repair in Hamilton

In addition to these common emergency plumbing problems, we can also assist with repair, cleanouts, burst water pipes, frozen lines, and backups in your sewer line and main line. Simply put, if you need us, we will be there. Based in Hamilton, our services are available throughout Southwestern Ontario, including:

No problem is ever too difficult, simple, large, or small for our team to help. We come equipped with a fully-stocked service vehicle to ensure you get the repairs you need stat! Contact us to schedule your service appointment today.