What Exactly is an Emergency Plumber, Anyway

What Exactly is an Emergency Plumber, Anyway

If you ask me, any plumbing issue can be classed as a plumbing emergency; a burst pipe cannot go unattended for days on end, nor can a blocked toilet, or clogged kitchen sink for that matter.

Plumbing provides essential services that NEED to be operational for us to operate normally in day-to-day life. A burst pipe will lead to flooding, which then leads to property damage, a clogged kitchen sink makes it near impossible to prepare meals and clean up after meals, and lets not even think about not having a working toilet, ewwww, or a broken hot water system, brrr!!

These plumbing issues are plumbing emergencies, yet they are only the tip of the iceberg – countless plumbing problems can disrupt everyday life.

So what is an Emergency Plumber?

Plumbing emergencies, being emergencies, need to be attended to swiftly and promptly. However, not all plumbers have the human resources to be able to allocate and shuffle staff to prioritise plumbing emergencies from standard plumbing jobs.

The ability to service plumbing emergencies as emergencies, and not slot the repair in the next available slot is the precise difference between a plumber and an emergency plumber.

In times of an emergency, you went a rapid response, and an emergency plumber, such as iSpecialise, will guarantee this.

When to call an Emergency Plumber

Let’s dive into plumbing emergencies a little further by looking at when and when not to call an emergency plumber. Knowing the difference will help determine when you need to search for an emergency plumber over a general plumber.

What to call an emergency plumber for:

  • Blocked toilet
  • Blocked kitchen sink
  • Blocked shower
  • Blocked drain
  • Burst Pipe
  • Blocked/burst/cracked sewerage drain
  • Blocked/burst/overflowing stormwater drains
  • Leaking tap (depending on the severity of the leak)
  • Gas leaks
  • No hot water or problems with hot water systems

What not to call an emergency plumber for:

  • Installing a new tap/showerhead etc.
  • Installing a new appliance
  • Installing new piping
  • All new installations
  • New gas installations
  • New hot water system installations

Call iSpecialise, your Auckland Emergency Plumber

At iSpecialise, we are fortunate to be one of only a few Auckland plumbing companies to have fully licensed plumbers and gas fitters. Thus, along with attending to any plumbing emergency, we can also attend any gas emergency.

Our dual licensing is particularly helpful if you have an emergency on your hands and you’re not sure if you need to call a plumber or a gas fitter. If you call the wrong tradesperson can waste vital time in an emergency and may even set you back a day in having the emergency resolved!


Plumbing is an essential service that we need to function on a daily basis. We cannot go without a working toilet, hot water system, or drainage system, and when they fail, they become plumbing emergencies. They also need to be attended to FAST. For fast rapid response in times of a plumbing emergency, an emergency plumber is needed.

Unlike general plumbers, emergency plumbers have the human resources to continue to service non-plumbing emergencies and still priorities emergencies. Situations like a blocked toilet, kitchen sink, shower, or drain, or a burst pipe, sewerage drain or stormwater drain call for immediate action, and this is what you can expect from the emergency plumbers at iSpecialise. Moreover, we also have licensed gas fitters and can tend to any gas emergency such as a gas leak.

If you’re facing a plumbing or gas emergency, look no further than iSpecialise. We service the entire Auckland and guarantee a rapid response for all emergency situations. Call our office today on 09-2322 895.

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