Deal with your Plumbing Emergency correctly

Gushing water that is out of control is one of the worst nightmares of most households. A plumbing emergency can be upsetting and a bit scary, but should one occur the best thing to do is stay calm and take these simple steps.

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Be Prepared

Water in the wrong places can cause a great deal of damage, so it is a good idea to know where the mains tap for your water is. In most instances, should something burst or leak, you can at least turn off the source of the water while you consider what to do next. Of course, you will need a plumber to locate the reason for the emergency and to carry out the necessary repairs. Don’t attempt to do this yourself unless you want another plumbing crisis on your hands. It may be a good idea to turn off the power supply to whatever has burst or leaked, depending of course on what it is.

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The tap for the water mains is usually located around the place where the water supply enters your home. This is often under the sink in the kitchen. Make sure you have the name and number of a plumber you can call when necessary.

Insurance cover can be a good idea to minimize the unfortunate effects of a household disaster. However, you want to choose your policy carefully and make sure it addresses your needs. For more tips, see this report from The Guardian.

Boiler Alert

Make sure your boiler is serviced regularly to avoid problems with it. If there is a problem, turn off the gas and the water and call a Gas Safe registered engineer to deal with it. Turning off the power supply is also recommended to avoid any potential for an explosion. Do not attempt to fix a malfunctioning boiler yourself.

A plumbing emergency is no reason to panic and become distressed. Turn off the appropriate utilities, call the plumber and then you can let the experts take care of the issue and put everything right again.  The experts are trained engineers who can deal with any issue. They will normally turn up in a marked van with ID and paperwork to prove.  They are also normally on a time schedule to get the best work done but in an efficient manner.  The business owner will normally have a lot of vans to keep an eye on so will have a Fleet Vehicle Tracking system in place sourced from sites like to make sure the vans are where they are meant to be and the performance.