During the summer months in the UK, the chances are that you won’t have the heating on at all. Because of this, you probably won’t notice if the boiler has developed a problem or stopped working. A lot of damage can occur in the summer months which go unnoticed.
One of the busiest times for Kensington plumbers is during the first cooler spell of the year when people start putting their heating on and finding that the boiler has failed or it starts leaking all over the floor.
At this point most people will need a plumber to the rescue in a hurry.
Calling out plumbers in an emergency
Having water all over the floor is harmful to the building and wet carpets cause problems as they become a breeding ground for mold; not to mention the carpet will be stained and probably ruined. This would be a complete nightmare if you have an unuasual floor covering such as a valuable Persian rug. Because water obeys gravity, the water will flow down affecting the ceiling of the people below your apartment, or to your own rooms below.
This means it is a major priority to stop leaking water flowing. If you know where the water mains tap is, first shut it off. Then call an emergency plumber immediately.
Having a plumber come to the rescue usually means that they will be able to quickly discover the cause of the problem and fix the lea. This will help in the short term. While the root cause of the problem might be able to be fixed immediately, it is also possible that they will have to come back at another time to completely finish the job; especially if it requires additional parts they do not have with them.
Emergency plumbers – tips
Making certain the plumber you choose is properly qualified is important. Bad plumbers are the cause of many of the problems which pop up in an emergency. However, if you have an immediate problem, you will not have time to check that the plumber you choose is properly qualified and accredited so will be a case of hoping for the best.
For this reason it is always a good idea to find a good emergency plumber before a crisis situation arises, and put their contact details somewhere safe – in the same way you would the emergency medical services or the local police.
Make sure that you only call out an emergency plumber for a genuine emergency. If it can wait for a normal appointment, you will avoid surcharge fees and the job will end up being quite a bit cheaper.
If you have a problem with the water supply and find when you turn on the taps no water comes out, remember to first check with your neighbours. It might be a problem with the main water supply, so make sure the problem is unique to your home only, before you call out a plumber to the rescue.
If you are faced with an emergency plumbing situation, do not try to fix it yourself. Even if you are proficient at mending leaky taps or unblocking the kitchen sink, an emergency situation where water is leaking rapidly into your home can cause a lot of damage. If you do not know exactly what you are doing, it is highly likely you will make matters worse.2015-09-28
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