24 Hour Emergency Plumber


Well, we’ve all been there. Leaking or burst pipes, problems with your heating system, or your water from your kitchen sink flooding the floor. An emergency plumber is often called upon in these situations, but it is important to get the right company or individual so you don’t end up paying over the odds, and to ensure that the job gets done properly.

You also don’t want to wait an age for the right parts to be sourced, if the problem is complex. Do they carry with them or have quick access to a wide range of plumbers stock items. If not, look elsewhere.

Doing a quick check online will come up with a host of options, but some of the key things you should look for are emergency plumbers that don’t charge for the call-out. You should also be able to discuss up front the hourly labour rate and call-out fee if there is one.

If the company is reluctant to commit, look elsewhere. Some plumbers will also guarantee a response time which if not met will entitle you to money off. Another key consideration is whether or not the work is carried out under a warranty and for how long this lasts.

Emergency plumbing should be just that too. If you are looking for 24 hour emergency plumbers, some of the larger local or regional and national service providers tend to be better suited to manning a continual service with efficient response times.

The flip side is a locally recommended emergency plumber who lives just down the road and can be with you in a matter of minutes, not to mention easily reachable if there is a further problem.

Emergency PlumberAnother way to ensure you have a 24 hour emergency plumber at hand is to buy into this service with your electricity or gas provider though. Make sure you check just what the response times are though. Some require an extra monthly payment to get to you at any time of the day or night.

One other tip: don’t be tempted to pay in cash for a reduced amount. This will often come without the necessary paperwork and leave you uncovered in case of a reoccurrence of the leak or fault later on. It also suggests the plumber you are dealing with isn’t of the highest professional standards.

To prevent these kind of issues occurring in the first place, some great ideas include getting a regular service agreement for your boiler, heating and drinking water systems. If you’ve got a header tank of your attic, double check that there is a working stopcock installed. Turn on your heating now and again for a short time in the summer, and on a slightly different note, when a new bathroom or toilet appliance is plumbed in, make sure there is ongoing easy access to the pipe-work.

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