There is nothing worse than realizing your plumbing and heating are broken, especially in the middle of winter. Our team here at SPM Plumbing has come up with the top 5 reasons why we are called to a plumbing emergency. We want to share these with you so you know what to look out for. As our team of emergency plumbers is available 24/7, you can call us at any time.
You Have No Hot Water
Winter can be very cold across the UK, a hot shower or bath can sometimes cure the winter blues in a matter of minutes. But what do you do if you don’t have access to hot water? To check if your hot water heater is working, or if you have a combi boiler, make sure it is powered up.
You can lose hot water from a variety of reasons, such as water leaks, low pressure, or damaged heating elements.
If you’re having a problem with your boiler system and are trying to get ready for school or work, SPM Plumbing & Heating is on hand to come and take a look at it and get it working again as soon as possible.
A burst pipe can cause so many problems throughout your home’s plumbing and heating system, and it can also happen for so many different reasons. Weather is a major factor, especially for older pipework. The cold can crack the pipes, clogged pipes can burst, and there is also simple wear and tear that can cause the pipework to fail. Especially if flooding occurs inside your home, water damage occurs and mould grows, leaking pipes can be damaging to both your house and bank account.
Call us if you have a burst pipe or leaking water. We will get your pipes sorted as soon as possible.
More often than not, people forget to maintain their drains, which results in clogged drains, one of the most common reasons for calling an emergency plumber. It can cause serious damage to your home if an outside drain is clogged with leaves and garden waste, or an interior drain is clogged with food or hair. An emergency plumber will be needed if the clogged drain results in water buildup and flooding. Keeping the damage to a minimum will protect your home.
You Can Smell Gas
Take gas smells seriously if you smell them. If you have appliances that run on gas, turn them off first. This allows you to stay as safe as possible as you make decisions. A gas leak detection service should first be called by a team of gas safe registered heating engineers. It is one of the most important issues you may have to deal with when you need an emergency plumber. Gas kills.
Poor Water Pressure
Your pipes may be causing your low water pressure if you experience poor water pressure. Blockages, clogs, or leaks will affect your whole water system. This may not seem like an emergency to you, and more often than not clients think “we will fix it next month,” but if you have a blocked or cracked pipe, this will make the problem worse. To reduce the risk of causing more damage, you should get these problems fixed as soon as possible.