Emergency Plumber Service
In order to help our readers & customers understand a little better I thought i would be good to provide some detail about our emergency plumber service. What you should look out for when taking on a plumber and what sort of situations they are trained and equipped to deal with.
The first port of call is always to assess the nature of the problem yourself. If you have water pouring out of your celling you can be fairly sure its a broken pipe or leaking valve and the quickest way to limit the damage is to turn of the water supply to your home using your water stop tap.
Then you should call your local plumber to come and assess the problem and to recommend a fix.
What To Look For In An Emergency Plumber Service
Are they local?
This is important because if they have to come a long way this is going to mount up costs for you.
Are they qualified?
You should only employ qualified engineers to work on your home. Plumbing work that doesn’t meet industry standards can be a danger to you and your family. Ask to see their registration documents and ensure that they are Gas Safe Registered.
Do they carry Spare Parts?
Many plumbers carry a wide variety of common spare parts – this saves time and effort for everyone as common problems can be fixed without a trip to the local plumbing supply centre.
What Will They Be Able To Fix?
As I’m sure you can imagine an emergency plumber will be able to stall problems and prevent them from getting any worse but for most plumbing jobs specific spare parts will be needed so as a client its usually best to remember that if you have called out an emergency plumber it is likely they will need to provide a quick fix to sort the problem and prevent any damage being done but they may also need to come back with replacement parts to finish the job properly.
Emergency Plumber Service: Costs
Costs for an emergency plumber service vary depending on where you live in the country (as usual London is more expensive) and on occasion the time of day that you call. Most emergency plumber services charge a fixed fee of £50 – £90 for the initial call out and then their standard hourly rate again this is usually somewhere between £50 – £90.