Unless you happen to be incredibly lucky, your household will fall victim to plumbing issues at least once over the course of your residency. A lot of these problems will only require a small fix, you might even be able to fix them yourself, but some of them may require more drastic action. If a plumbing problem befalls you, there are a number of things you need to consider before deciding to call out an emergency plumber.
Firstly consider the severity of the issue. If it is something that you can fix yourself, or does not present immediate danger or risk to your home, contact your plumber for advice, rather than asking for an emergency visit. If there is a temporary measure that you can put in place, e.g. a bucket for a leak that will keep you going until you can call a plumber at business hours, make use of that.
Calling out an emergency plumber for a problem that you can fix yourself is unnecessary, both in terms of time and cost. For example, something like a dripping or running tap may not pose much of an immediate risk, but a gas leak is something that should be dealt with as soon as possible.
In some cases, it may also be advisable to get in touch with certain authorities such as the water board, or in the more severe cases, the environmental health agency. Situations such as gas leaks should be treated with the utmost care and urgency, and no risks should be taken under any circumstances. If you notice a gas leak or severe water leak, contact your water board or gas supplier, as well as a local plumber.
Contacting Emergency Plumbers
It is important to know which maintenance companies offer emergency plumbing services so you know who to call in the event of an emergency.
At VHL, our emergency plumbing service means that we are available to help you 24/7. Our engineers are fully accredited and registered to fix anything from burst pipes to gas leaks. All parts and labour come with a 12 month warranty, and we are Veolia Water-approved installers, so you can be absolutely certain you are getting the best quality workmanship and products.
If you would like to find out more about our emergency plumbing services, or to get more information on the other maintenance services we offer, get in touch with us today. Simply give us a call, send us an email or use the contact form on our website and we’ll be more than happy to help.