The most important thing is that you do not leave the problem alone. If you simply put some towels around the area and hope for the best until morning, you are going to end up with far more problems the longer you leave it.
Our promise is to always be fair honest and open on pricing. Pipe work can vary so much based on your the size, and damaged caused it would be unfair of us to mislead you with a roundabout price. This is why we carry out a full on-site inspection before giving you our best price.
Of course, plumbing issues don’t typically wait until it is convenient for you to call a plumber. They can happen in the middle of a workday, late at night, or while you are on vacation. You can prevent pipes from bursting by shutting off the water while you go on vacation and making sure heat can reach the pipes when it is freezing outside.
But, overall, what’s important is that you know how to act fast in case a pipe does burst in your home at an inconvenient time. What would you do with burst pipes in the latest hours?
The most important thing is that you do not leave the problem alone. If you simply put some towels around the area and hope for the best until morning, you are going to end up with far more problems once the leak is resolved. Here are some of the steps you should take, adjusting for the circumstances of your plumbing leak.
Collect the water – A bucket, cup, bowl, or whatever you have nearby to catch some water is the first thing you should grab. Do whatever you can to prevent further water damage
Shut off the pipes – It’s important that you always know where to find your water shut-off valve, in case of instances like these. Shut off the water to the whole house, or just to the area of the leak, if you can.
Be careful – Don’t risk your safety just to protect your home. Steer clear of switches and electrical wires that may be in the path of the leak.
It may surprise you to learn our company operate after hours, knowing that many plumbing problems cannot wait until morning. A plumber can come out at midnight, assess the issue, and provide a fix.
Sometimes, the plumber may only provide a temporary repair so that the problem can really be addressed in the morning. Other times, they take care of the issue and leave you with some advice on how to deal with the water left behind. In any case, the best step to take is to call in a plumber who knows just what to do.
Whether you are looking to service your boiler, replace your boiler or move from ‘oil to gas’ it is essential to find the right heating engineer to undertake any work. A professional heating engineer will provide you with all the information and advice you need to consider your options. They will supply quotes and provide peace of mind that all work is carried out to proper standards.
It is essential you use a Gas Safe registered engineer to install, service or check gas appliances including boilers. To carry out work on gas installations and appliances safely and legally, gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.
A number of our key locations are listed below, but if you're unsure from our locations map whether we can send an engineer to your home, please contact our customer service team on 01225 247 365.