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Emergency Plumber - When do you need one?

Becci Harris

by Becci Harris

Posted on Jul 27, 2017

There are several problems that require an emergency plumber, however, it can be difficult to know which problems require you to call in the professionals.  Trying to fix the problem yourself in order to avoid a call-out charge can be tempting, but this can often make the problem much worse.  Some problems can be resolved with a bit of DIY, however, knowing which problems require a professional is crucial, otherwise, it could end up causing further damage costing you much more!

Burst pipes, frozen pipes, overflowing toilets and blocked drains can all require an emergency plumber! These problems need fixing urgently to avoid further damage to your pipework and home.  

Here in this handy blog post, we give you some information on each of these problems, and tell you why an emergency plumber may be essential in these circumstances:

Burst Pipes

This is often a panic situation where an emergency plumber is needed. It is a problem that we are commonly called out for, as it can cause significant damage very quickly. It is important to know that DIY attempts can often make this problem much worse and can risk flooding in areas of your home. What you should do is begin moving as many possessions as you can away from the area of flooding to minimise the damage and most importantly in this situation, call an emergency plumber straight away!

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are quite easy to spot as the water will usually stop running or run very slowly to your faucets. An emergency plumber is always needed for frozen pipes! Trying to fix this yourself can worsen the problem and potentially lead to a burst pipe. A professional plumber has all the correct equipment to deal with frozen pipes safely and has solutions to insulate the pipes, avoiding future problems.  In this situation, always call an emergency plumber!

Overflowing Toilets

This is often one problem where DIY attempts are made, however, an overflowing toilet is one of the worst problems, as it can cause a very unpleasant mess! We are often called out to this type of problem and generally find that people have continued to flush the toilet, thinking that would clear the blockage, only to find that they have made the problem much worse! Doing this often causes the water to keep on rising, resulting in a much bigger problem!  In this situation, it is very wise to call an emergency plumber as soon as possible! An emergency plumber will be able to diagnose the problem and find the best solution for you.

Blocked Drains

Blocked drains can sometimes be solved with a little DIY knowledge, however, if you have a recurring problem, your sinks are overflowing or you feel the problem could require an emergency plumber, it is always better to seek professional help rather than trying to fix the problem yourself.  Although it may be tempting to try and save some money, you could actually cause serious water damage, which could end up resulting in a much more expensive problem!

If you need a trusted, reliable, local emergency plumber in Leeds, call Harris Heating today on 0113 250 53 75.  We have an average rating of 9.86 out of 10 in every area on Checkatrade rated independently by 163 of our customers!