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When does a leak constitute an emergency? If you hear a tap dripping in the middle of the night, is it time to call an emergency plumber London? Emergency plumbing services quite rightly cost more than daytime plumbing services, so you’re often torn between the prospect of saving money by waiting until morning; and the threat that if you do wait until morning your bathroom floor will have collapsed and you’ll suddenly be looking at a whole new home refurbishment bill!

Generally speaking, the rule of thumb is: if in doubt, call out. An emergency plumber London coming out to a less than serious incident is preferable to not calling and flooding your house.

A dripping tap or radiator is not normally cause for alarm. It needs to be seen to but not right away. If, on the other hand, your radiator has sprung a leak and is dumping its contents all over the landing floor, then it needs attention right now.

Any plumber South London service is capable of fixing water leaks, serious or otherwise; and of repairing radiators, pipes, toilet systems and heater systems. If you feel that your problem cannot wait until morning the best thing to do is to call an emergency plumber London service and describe the fault to them as clearly as you can. A good plumber will be happy to give you an expert opinion on whether you need his or her help right now, or whether you can wait until the next day.

Problems with toilets, gas and boilers are the most common causes of late night emergency plumbing calls. In any situation where you feel that health and hygiene could be immediately at risk you should be calling an emergency plumber London service. The cost of an immediate fix is worth retaining the health and wellbeing of the people who use your property – whether they are your employees or your family.

Overall, the answer to the question “When should I call the emergency plumber?” is “whenever the consequences of not doing so are worse than the consequences of calling.” In other words – if you feel like you can afford not to have immediate assistance it’s quite probable that you don’t need it.

One thing you should never do is try to fix plumbing problems in your home or property by yourself. The trades people who work for your emergency plumber London service are highly trained and safety qualified. Plumbing can involve direct contact with possibly malfunctioning gas appliances, which can of course be extremely dangerous. A wrong move when you are trying to fix a leak yourself can result in a costly flooding situation.

There are certainly times when what you thought was a plumbing emergency turns out to be something simple and easy to fix. There are, though, never times when a plumbing situation of any kind can be safely fixed by a non qualified person. Always use your plumber South London service – no matter how small your problem seems to be.

It can be hard to know when to call an emergency plumber London service and when to leave the problem until the next day.