Common Plumbing Emergencies

There nothing like having a busted faucet, pipe, or major water leak in your home. However, it’s another problem altogether if the problem occurs late at night or early in the morning. If you are reading this and you need help with a plumbing problem now, call Blue Planet Drains & Plumbing at (858)-914-4696. We provide fast 24-hour emergency plumbing services throughout the San Diego County area. When you call, we’ll send one of plumbing technicians out to your location pronto!


We receive calls about all types of emergency plumbing situations. Some are interestingly weird, while others are quite comical (we’ll save those for another blog). However, the majority of emergency plumbing calls are common problems. Below are some of the usual issues:

  • Broken water mains: Old pipes have a propensity to break; especially if they are under constant pressure or when foundations shift.
  • Pinhole leaks: Copper tubing and pipes are susceptible to sharp objects or seam breaks where high water pressure exists.
  • Severely blocked drains: Hair, paper, sludge, oil, and other non-flushable items can and will eventually lead to clogged pipes.
  • Water heater malfunctions: Overheating, non-heating, or leaking water heating units are common in cases where the unit is aged or installed incorrectly.


At Blue Planet Drains & Plumbing we work around the clock. So you can rest assured that your plumbing emergency will be handled quickly and professionally when we arrive. It is best to get all plumbing problems fixed properly before they become large issues. Do you need immediate assistance? Call or emergency service now! Our technicians will not only fix the problem, but also locate the cause of the issue. You’ll be glad that you called!