4 time you’ll need an emergency plumber

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Undertaking a bit of DIY around the house is something that many of us like to engage in but there are some jobs that are definitely worth calling in an emergency plumber to deal with.

When the professional in question is a plumber, the emergencies often involve water and the heating system of your house.  So, let’s take a look at the 4 most common emergencies that plumbers are called out for?

Burst Pipes

Burst pipes aren’t always a winter problem but they do occur the most often during the coldest months.  Pipes carry water from one part of the house to another and if they aren’t insulated or the insulation has worn away, then the cold air can get at them.  This can lead to the water freezing – and ice expands, fracturing the pipe.

Burst pipes need to be dealt with quickly as there is a shocking amount of water in the average house’s pipe system.  When this water is flowing around your rooms and destroying carpets and furniture, you will definitely want an expert to come out and this will usually be an emergency plumber.

Block Drains

The drains of our homes are responsible for carrying away the worst of the worst and the last thing we want is for them to malfunction. There are lots of reasons that drains don’t work properly and a few of them are down to our own actions – grease in the kitchen, hair in the bathroom and foreign objects down the toilet are three of the big ones.

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.

Dripping Taps

A dripping tap may not seem like an emergency and in some cases, it isn’t.  it is very irritating, that constant repetitive noise but a gentle drip can be left for a little while before fixing.  However, a tap that is dripping quite steadily can be a bigger problem, especially if it is a hot water tap.  This is because it is constantly drawing hot water from the system and can put strain on the boiler, making it work more than it would normally do.

If you tap is doing more than a gentle drip, consider getting an emergency plumber croydon out to avoid overflowing water and strain on the hot water system of your house.

Faulty Heating System

Problems with the heating system can be an issue at any time of the year but a big one when it turns cold.  Many times, a plumber is required for problems with the heating system though they may need to work alongside a heating engineer if the issue comes from the boiler itself – these are usually gas operated and a Gas Safe engineer is required to deal with these issues.

Strange noises, a lack of hot water and rattling pipes can all indicate problems with the heating system that you might need a plumber to look at.

When you do encounter a problem with your plumbing and you are unable to solve yourself, give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a call today. We’ll send our plumber out as soon as possible. Our number is 020 8664 9099.

Stuart Cooke is the Marketing Manager at SpecifiedBy, a tool for both commercial and domestic plumbers to find supplies.

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