Frozen Pipes and leaks
Emergency plumbers are responsible for making plumbing repairs in your property when a plumbing emergency happens.
Experienced emergency plumbing companies can provide assistance with any emergency plumbing or heating situation and are on hand to tackle all plumbing problems, from water leaks and burst pipes, to repairing any water systems in your property or business, such as your radiators and bathrooms.
If you have a problem that requires immediate attention, you should make it a priority to contact a plumbing company with an emergency call out service to arrange one of their emergency team members to attend your property without delay.
Do I Need an Emergency Plumber?
Some plumbing problems are not considered emergencies and can be fixed by contacting your local plumber and arranging a visit. Other issues can be more urgent and need to be repaired as soon as possible to prevent hazards and further damage. Most plumbing emergencies can easily be fixed, while others require the tools and knowledge of an emergency plumber.
Here are a few examples of plumbing emergencies and how urgently they need to be seen to:
Blocked pipes – When your pipes are blocked, it restricts water from running and taps, radiators, baths and showers will be affected. Blockages can be caused by a build up of debris from food, hair and dirt and can often be prevented. In the winter, it is common for pipes to freeze and block the water from flowing. If your water is not running, you should contact a plumber to fix this emergency. Frozen pipes can be thawed out with hot water if you know the source of the blockage.
Blocked drains – Blocked drains can be a problem especially when the water from your sink or bath stops draining or takes a long time to drain. Blocked drains are caused the same way blocked pipes are caused, but can also cause the smell of sewage to linger in your home. Call an emergency plumbing company to unblock the drains and restore your property’s drainage system.
Clogged toilet – Clogged toilets are an inconvenience and improper disposal of sanitary products and toilet paper can cause toilets to pool up and overflow when they are flushed. Minor cases result in the water draining slowly. It is best to call an emergency plumber to fix this problem. Plumbers understand how toilets work and can easily take care of the unpleasant job for you.
Water leaks – Leaks can cause your property damage if it is not detected and repaired immediately. Leaks in your property’s water system can result in staining on your ceiling, flooding and mold. It can also cause distress to your neighbours if the leak is not patched up. It is urgent to call a plumber to fix this situation. The source of the leak can also be hard to find and attempting to do so yourself without the proper knowledge can cause more damage.
Gas leaks – Your heating system is responsible for making your home warm and comfortable, however, damaged or old central heating systems can result in gas leaks. Carbon monoxide poisoning along with fires and explosions are examples of the consequences of not reporting a gas leak. A plumber or heating engineer should be called urgently.