When to call an emergency plumber?

When to call an emergency plumber?

Residential plumbing can on most days be narrowed down to maintenance works, appliance installations and sometimes emergency plumbing works. It’s important to understand what works constitute a plumbing emergency and whether or not it can be attended for the next day.

Often incidents that take place in the middle of the night cause a lot more chaos at home which can be listed here below and what you can do

Burst pipe

Water from burst pipes can cause immediate damage to walls, flooring, and appliances that may get in contact. Flooding is another severe damage that can be caused due to pipe burst if there is no outlet for the water to flow into.

For such situations, the quickest response should be to turn the water off from the main tap, which is located next to the water meter. The pipe will need to be repaired before water can be restored to the house. The job can be attended in the morning if immediate steps have been taken and damage has been controlled.

No Hot Water

Not having access to hot water during a summer day is manageable, but if it’s middle of winter the need to have access to hot water cannot be stressed enough. The lack of hot water can be linked to a number of things – gas for gas water heating units, electricity for electric water heating units and hot water unit connection.

If all of these seem to be in check, get in touch with you a plumber. The urgency for a hot water unit depends on your need to get in touch with a plumber.

Gas Leak

Gas Leaks are not safe and can be extremely dangerous. If you can smell any hint of gas in the air, you must immediately check to see that the gas is turned off and turn off the main gas valve if you sense it’s been leaked from a pipe within the house.

Open doors and windows to allow fresh air into your home, do not use any electrical equipment, lights, matches and any type of naked flame. Call for a gas plumber immediately to ensure you and your family are safe and sound.

Other issues but not sure about the urgency, call us and have a chat. We will be able to assess the situation for you and have a plumber sent over you asap. Having plumbers visit during business hours can save you quite a bit of money.

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