Serving the Lower Mainland
Emergency Leaks

If you have an emergecy then call us ASAP at 778-600-0603.

Are you dealing with a plumbing emergency like a leaking water heater, a sewer that’s backing up, burst pipes, blocked drains, an overflowing toilet, or a washing machine that has a water supply line that’s leaking?

Whatever plumbing emergency is occurring in your home Three Points' emergency plumbers offer a wide range of services and are on call 24 hours a day seven days a week, even on holidays. No matter when you need us, we are there to provide you with the best, affordable service as quickly as possible to prevent any type of plumbing problem from becoming worse.

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Our plumbers have the latest equipment, professional knowledge, and years of experience that is needed to locate both underground leaks and above-ground leaks in fixtures and pipes.

We Fix Any Leak, Any Time of Day

Have high water bills? It’s probably due to a leaking water main. Our teams have an excellent success rate in finding broken water pipes and broken storm and sanitary sewers, so let us help you save time and money by locating your leaks. We can locate most leaks from above ground, avoiding the trouble of time-consuming and frustrating exploratory digs.

In addition to emergency leaks we also offer services for:

Emergeny leaks can come in many forms. We can handle any plumbing emergency.

Burst pipes

By far the most damaging plumbing emergency, a burst pipe can release up to 100 gallons in an 8 hour period. Burst pipes are often caused by corrosion over the years. If a pipe does burst, immediately shut off the water supply. Remove any furniture or other items if possible to minimize further damage.

Overflowing toilet

Whether your toilet is clogged or has a malfunctioning float mechanism, the first step to take is shutting off the water flow. The water valve is located at the bottom of the water line on the side of the toilet, and should be turned completely counterclockwise. Once the water flow into the toilet is stopped, the clog or mechanism failure can be addressed.

Unclogging a toilet may be as simple as applying firm vertical pressure with a plunger. More serious clogs may require an auger, which can be used to fish out debris that is blocking the flow of water. Once the blockage is removed, reset the float mechanism and turn on the water valve.

Clogged sink drain

The best way to prevent a clogged sink drain is to avoid dumping grease, coffee grounds, and other dense material down the drain. However, even the most careful homeowner sometimes has to deal with this nuisance. If using a plunger to clear material from the drain does not work an auger (or “snake’) may be required. An auger is easy to use with a little practice and perseverance.

Leaking pipes

Your approach to fixing a leaky pipe depends on where exactly the water is leaking. If the leak springs from the joint, first tighten the joint with a wrench. You may find that tightening one joint loosens another, so proceed with caution. If water leaks from the pipe, a rubber patch may do the trick. Another option is using waterproof tape over the leak.

Sump pump failure

If the sump pump is not working, remove the screen to make sure debris is not preventing movement of the impeller. If the impeller is clear, your pump may not be getting enough electricity or have a defective float switch. If the pump has been running for an extended period of time, it may be shutting down due to thermal overload.

Water heater malfunction

Common water heater problems include a leaking tank, water that is either too hot or too cold, water that has a strange color or odor, and noises coming from the water heater. If the heater is leaking, call a professional for assistance. If there is no leak, flushing the water tank may solve color and odor problems, as well as improve the heater’s efficiency.

Check out our water heater services for more information.

Essential To Do’s While Waiting for Your Plumber

To limit the damage to your home, and possibly mitigate the costs, there are some essential steps you can take while you wait. Troubleshooting and acting accordingly makes the process of repairing your home’s plumbing easier, and saves you plenty of hassles too.

After you have called us, and the crew is on the way. You should take the necessary actions to stop the damage from getting worse.

  • Locate and Shut Off the Water Main: Find out where the water main is to your home. Whether you have a leaking pipe or a pipe that burst, now is the time to turn off that main water supply and stop the water from seeping throughout your home. Most modern houses have a water shut off near the water meter, which is on the exterior of your property. These are typically marked with “water meter” or “main water supply.”
  • Turn Off Electrical Sources: Any time you have a leak, you must assess what electrical devices, appliances, and switches could be affected, and act accordingly. That means turning off the electricity where you have leaking pipes, flooding, and clogs. If there is no potential hazard, then you can skip this step.
  • Turn Off Your Hot Water: If the issue has to do with your water heater, turn it off so that it does not continue to draw water and drain into your basement or all over the flooring. This will also reduce chances for electrocution.
  • Clean Up What You Can: Do your best to clean up the water while you wait for your plumber. Your plumber will come with equipment to take care of excess water, but the more you start removing, the less damage you will have to your carpeting, floorboards, and walls. If the issue is a sewage leak, however, do not attempt to clean this up yourself. Instead, you will need a professional that can properly and safely remove sewage water, and sanitize the area.
  • Turn Off the Affected Water Line: When you have just one faucet or area of the house causing an issue, you can turn that water source off. Most will have their water shutoff lines, including dishwashers, refrigerator water lines, kitchen sinks, and bathroom sinks. Locate these valves and turn them off so that they do not continue to spread water and the associated damage.

Don’t let an emergency leak hamper your family’s ability to enjoy your home, and don’t rely on an amateur handyman to diagnose and fix your emergency leaks.

Our technicians are background checked, insured, expert Red Seal plumbers from the lower mainland. Competitive prices & years of experience guarantee the best quality for your dollar.