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Do I Need An Emergency Plumber?

Do I need an emergency plumber?

Are you wondering if you should hire an emergency plumber? Do you actually need an emergency plumber? If you have a water leak, a leaking boiler, a burst pipe, or anything that can lead to damage to your property or to yourself, then you probably do need a 247 emergency plumber.

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There are various instances where you might need the quick assistance of an emergency plumber as opposed to a normal plumber. Normal plumbers tend to work during office hours only, and rarely provide an out of hours service. So, if you spring a leak in the middle of the night, or a family member manages to block the toilet, there’s a very high chance that your normal go to plumber won’t be around. And an emergency plumber would be the only option available.

But when do you need an emergency plumber? Below we go over some instances where you would need an emergency plumber.

Burst Pipes

A burst pipe can lead to extensive damage to your property. Some of the common burst pipe emergencies we deal with are leaking pipes from the upstairs bathroom that then seep through the ceiling or when a client is doing some DIY and ends up drilling through the floorboards and into a pipe.

The longer a leaking pipe is left, the more damage your property will sustain. For example, a broken pipe in the bathroom could weaken your ceiling structure and could lead to parts of your ceiling collapsing due to water damage.

A burst or leaking pipe can come from a number of sources; pipes in the wall, pipe under the bathtub, pipe under the floorboards, toilet pipes, radiator pipes, pipes under the sink amongst others.

If you accidently break a pipe or notice one leaking in the wall or from upstairs, shut your water supply first, then call us on one of the numbers below for a quick emergency pipe leak repair service.

Blocked Toilet

A blocked toilet is everyone’s nightmare. It’s the last thing anyone needs, especially if it’s the only toilet in the home. Sometimes the blockage may be serious and you would need a drainage engineer and not a plumber.

Plumbers can deal with basic toilet blockages. But if the issue is further down the pipe or outside, then a drainage engineer with a jetter is better suited for the job. Sometimes even roots may have cut into the outside pipework and blocked the drain.

If you have a basic blocked toilet, you can contact us for a quick emergency toilet repair service.

Shower Leak

A shower leak is a plumbing emergency when the water begins leaking through the ceiling. You should turn your water off first and contact an emergency plumber who will identify and stop the leak.

The issue you have with showers is that sometimes it’s better to just buy a new one (depending on the fault) instead of doing a repair. It works out more cost effective.

Constant Running Tap

A constant running tap can increase your water bill considerably. A dripping tap is not actually an emergency, you could wait for a normal plumber to come in and do a repair. But if your tap doesn’t close at all, then it’s a good idea to call an emergency plumber to get it sorted.


So above are some of the examples of when you might need an emergency plumber. If you do find yourself in a plumbing emergency situation, then do not hesitate to contact us below.

Emergency Call Out Lines

Portsmouth: 0239 396 0146

Southampton: 0238 104 0301

West Midlands: 0121 405 1368

Gloucestershire: 0124 237 5049

Bedfordshire: 0123 496 4095

Northamptonshire: 0160 453 2125 

Oxfordshire: 0186 570 4190