Plumbing work – is it an emergency?

How do you decide if you need to call an emergency plumber?

Plumbing work shouldn’t be ignored, but some issues can wait for an appointment with a regular plumber.

Here are a few situations that require a 24/7 plumber.

Burst Pipes

Burst pipes can happen all year round, not just in the colder months, although this problem is more common during the winter.

A pipe’s function is to transfer water from one part of the house to the other. If they aren’t properly insulated, they will be exposed to the cold, this causes them to freeze, expanding and eventually fracturing them.

Burst pipes are a cause for calling emergency plumbers as they can provide the services you need as quickly as possible, to avoid the problem getting worse, and to reduces other issues such as water wastage, and flooding leading to more damage in your home.

Defective Heating

Heating problems often require an emergency plumber to be called in.

Many heating systems are gas-operated, if a gas heating system is faulty, this can cause serious issues that are not worth risking waiting for.

Faulty heating systems can be a problem all year round, but they bring more issues in the winter.

Remember that some heating systems require an engineer. An emergency plumber will be able to help you judge the services you need such as whether a gas engineer is needed, so if in doubt you should call an emergency plumber.

Block Drains

Drains are a vital part of plumbing in the home as they carry the waste away. The last thing you want is to have the pipes malfunction in this process.

Drain blockages can be caused by a number of things; grease from cooking, flushing wipes or other foreign objects down the toilet and drains.

If you notice that water isn’t draining away from a sink or bath or the toilet isn’t emptying properly, then get in touch with a plumber quickly.

Blocked drains can return all that unpleasantness to the house and cause a substantial amount of water damage so time is of the essence.

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