What To Do in A Plumbing Emergency

We’ve all seen the films where burst pipes inevitably soak the face of an unwitting character as he taps them with a spanner or desperately tries to stem the flow but the reality of a plumbing emergency isn’t nearly as funny.

The site of dirty water flooding your kitchen or bathroom is a traumatic event and if you don’t sort it quick then the damage to your home could be extensive, but there are ways to deal with the problem.

Firstly, you need to turn off all the stopcocks in order to try and isolate the leak. Do this one by one so you know where the burst pipe is coming from and hopefully the flow of water will slow and eventually stop.

This doesn’t always work but don’t panic, turn on all your cold taps so that all the pipes in your water system drains of water and you can see the problem more clearly (remember, only turn on the cold water as the hot taps will have a detrimental effect on any plumbing issues.)

Finally, turn off your central heating systems or any immersion heaters before calling out the professionals and do everything you can to clear the area around the plumbing problem.

Use a recognised company such as Dyno-rod emergency plumbers and await their arrival before you do anything else. These types of plumbers have a wealth of experience when it comes to household emergencies and can ensure your home will be back to normal as quickly as possible.

Recommended plumbers or companies with a decent reputation are often more reasonably priced and experienced than random tradesmen so for peace of mind always pick someone with good reviews or that you know can get the job done.

Plumbing emergencies needn’t be a stressful experience as long as you follow these few tips and employ a professional to help your pipes return to normal.