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4 time you’ll need an emergency plumber

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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What to do During an Emergency Plumbing

Emergency plumbing are not uncommon in any homes across the UK. You’ve probably as a homeowner run into your fair share over the years.

Unfortunately, some problems are far more dangerous to your property than others. When these emergency plumbing do arise, it can be difficult to react properly especially if you have no prior experience with plumbing problems.

In an effort to prepare you for the possibility of an emergency plumbing problem occurring in your home, let’s take a look at the steps you should take.

Turn Off the Water

The very first thing that you need to do during a plumbing emergency is turn off the water in the home. This will prevent the water damage from compounding while you wait for repairs. The water shutoff valve might be in a couple of different places, depending on your home. Make sure that you know where it is, so that you can reach it quickly. If you want to ensure maximum protection, though, you should install an automatic shutoff valve in your water line. That will shut off the water for you, even if you aren’t home when the emergency occurs.

Clear the Area

Depending on where in the home the plumbing emergency occurs, you will probably have furniture or other objects in the immediate area. Once you have the water shut off, clear the area surrounding the problem. This will both prevent further water damage, and make it easier for your plumber to conduct repairs.

Call for Emergency Plumbing Repairs

Not all plumbing companies offer emergency plumbing croydon services, but things like ruptured pipes or slab leaks cannot be left alone until it’s convenient to deal with them. If you having an emergency plumbing in your home, call  Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions as soon as possible before it get worst.

 

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Benefits of a Good Emergency Plumber

Benefits of a Good Emergency Plumber

An emergency plumber might seem to a household owner as a blessing in disguise when they walk into a property to repair a leaking taps, an overflowing water sink. An emergency plumber, who offers his or her services round the clock, be it either on a weekend or Friday afternoon. They will always be available and is just a phone call away.

The need for this kind of service come about when consumers realize that most of their do it yourself projects either backfire or are they are unable to solve their problems. There will be a point of time in every household when they shall feel the need for an urgent plumbing service due to maybe a water pipe burst or a tap has started leaking profusely resulting in overflowing of the bathroom.
Here are 5 benefits of a good emergency plumber and why every household owner should hire this service.

1. The big advantage of hiring an emergency plumber is that he or she shall be available to provide the required services at all points of time, whether it be day or night, weekday or weekend etc.

2. An emergency plumber is comparatively a better option for residential as well as commercial plumbing requirements because these professionals are proficient in handling all kinds of situations.

3. Logical Heating and Plumbing Solutions offer the services of emergency plumber. These services usually have a quick response time and will arrive at locations in the quickest possible time. Give us a call today.

4. Companies that offer hot water services or offer the services of an emergency plumber often come up with grand discounts for their customers, which mean affordable services.

With emergency plumbing croydon services, you can get the problem solved right away and prevent further damage and high future costs.

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Are Gas Leaks Always an Emergency?

Are Gas Leaks Always an Emergency?

Everyone here at Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions answer is yes, you should always consider any gas leaks to be an emergency. Here is why:

To put it simply gas leaks often can result in gas explosions. What should you avoid doing when a gas leak is detected is written here, however it’s imperative that you always take the proper precautions in avoiding a gas explosion.  As a gas explosion is incredibly dangerous and does threaten both life and property, as unsafe gas explosion will produce both life and property. Carbon monoxide poisoning is potentially fatal and is considered to be very dangerous because it is odourless, invisible and tasteless.

Here’s what you should do:

  • Always avoid using any naked flames or electrical switches from all appliances.
  • Open any doors or windows if possible.
  • Turn the gas off at the meter as soon as you smelt gas.

How gas leaks can be prevented:

Don’t use an illegal gas engineer. If a person is not Gas Safe Registered, it’s illegal for them to work with gas. Before you have any work done with your gas boiler or appliances, make sure the engineer you intend to use in on the Gas Safe Register. This can be checked either using the Gas Safe Register website and search for the engineer/business name on their database, or by asking to see the Gas Safe Register ID card, which every Gas Safe engineer is required by law to carry. Work that is not carried out to the proper safety standards can put everyone at risk.

Have your boiler regularly serviced at least annually: When a Gas Safe Engineer services your boiler, they will make sure that your boiler is safe and in working condition. This will include checking your boiler for common causes of gas leaks. The recommendation from most gas engineer agree that a boiler should be serviced at least once a year.

Another prevented measure that will prevent gas leaks is to install a carbon monoxide detector. It’s a small alarm that every household should have and been proven to be lifesaving.

Always remember, take extra care with who you use to carry out work on any gas appliances in your home. Work that isn’t carried out to the high standards set out by the Gas Safe Register can put everyone in the property at risk.

Here at Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions, we are Gas Safe Registered and ensure that all work we carry out is to the highest of standards. If you’re in encounter a gas leaks around the surrounding area and are in need of an emergency plumber, get in touch with us.

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3 Reasons to Call for an Emergency Plumber Croydon

3 Reasons to Call for an Emergency Plumber Croydon

Let’s be honest it’s chaos when something as important as your plumbing system goes, your home can quickly become a disaster area. While some plumbing problems do not require immediate attention, while others might be fixed asap. So how do you make the call to plumbing croydon?

Let’s take a look at 3 good reasons to call for an emergency plumbing service.

  1. The Water Just Won’t Stop.

Every homeowner should have a very clear picture in their mind where the main water line valve is. If you’re at all unsure, make sure you find out. During times when the water won’t stop spilling out of a tap or from a broken pipe or fixture, then it’s essential for you to know where to stop all of the water in the house. That said, that valve is just a safety measure. You’ll still need a plumber to fix the cause of the issue before you can turn it back on.

  1. All drains are clogged.

One or two slow-moving drains is not normally an emergency situation, but if you find that all of the drainpipes in your home refuse to move waste down through the sewer system, then you have a problem with the underground sewer line itself. Because this tends to shut down the entire plumbing system, it’s important not to wait too long to have a plumber come inspect it. A foul odor wafting throughout the home or property is also another sign.

  1. No water.

This is obviously a very serious issue, though it can be the result of several different issues, and may in fact be a compound problem. So long as you’re up-to-date with your utility bill, you should give one of our emergency plumbers a call if you have no hot or cold water running throughout your home.

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