Plumber Continue to Offer A 24 Hour Call Out Service for Emergencies
Despite many businesses halting emergency call-out operations recently, Emergency Plumber Hampshire Ltd continues to provide a 24-hour call-out service.
What is a plumbing emergency?
A plumbing emergency is a situation where one of the following occurs in a household:
1. There is a flooding risk
When flooding occurs, it is important to contact an emergency plumber as soon as possible. Floodwater can cause significant damage to a property as well as becoming a health and safety risk.
Flooding in the home can be caused by a sewer back up, water shut off valve failure, burst pipe or a failed sump pump.
2. A sewer back up
When a sewer backs up, a household loses the ability to use water facilities. This makes living difficult, unhygienic and dangerous.
A sewer line back up means that sewage is sat at the backup point which creates a potential health hazard.
3. A home or business is without water
If a home finds itself without running water it can become a safety concern. This is important to deal with as it affects cooking and cleaning.
4. A pipe is at risk of bursting
When pipes are frozen, they can create a safety hazard. Firstly water is unable to pass through and the household is without water. Secondly, the building is at risk of flooding.
When a pipe becomes frozen, it will begin to expand and crack. Once the frozen pipe begins to thaw, it starts to leak and become a flooding hazard.
Be sure to know where the water shut off valve is located and turn this off while waiting for the emergency plumbing services to arrive.
What is a heating emergency?
If a boiler stops working in a home or business then it will need to be repaired immediately by a qualified engineer.
When a boiler is faulty, then a people using the property will suffer from a lack of central heating and hot water.
In winter months this is especially important as it can lead to cold-related injuries and health conditions.
But any time of the year, hot water is required so that people can use washing facilities to keep hygienic or clean items used in cooking.
If hot water is not available, then it raises health and safety concerns for the people that need to use the facilities.
There are many causes of central heating and boiler problems. Most issues will need to be looked at by a qualified heating engineer.