How Long Does An Emergency Plumber Take To Come Out?

How long does an emergency plumber take to come out?

The time it takes for a 247 emergency plumber to come out will depend on a number of factors, mainly; time of day, how far the job is, and how busy the call out line is. An emergency plumber from our team can normally get to you between 30 to 90 minutes on average at least 90% of the time. 

The time

One of the factors is the timing. For example, let’s say you call an emergency plumber at school rush hour time. Due to the traffic, it will take the engineer longer than usual to reach you.

Job Distance

Emergency plumbers also cover a much larger distance than your average 9 to 5 engineer. Our emergency plumbers cover up to an average 16 to 22 mile radius from their homes. So if you call us and the engineer is 20 miles away from the job, it will take him longer to reach you than normal.


Sometimes several emergency call outs come in at once. So you might end of being second or third in the que. So instead of a 30 to 90 min call out response, you might be looking at 1 to 2 hours, and in some cases up to 3 hours. This might happen during busy periods, such as Christmas.


So in conclusion, a number of factors will determine how long an emergency plumber will take to come to your property. Our current call out response times are 30 to 90 minutes on average. You can contact us for any plumbing emergency by calling one of the below numbers.

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