In this article, we take a good look at what are the most common, and maybe a couple of rare examples of why you would need to call out an emergency plumber.
Firstly, let’s help you choose an emergency plumber in Bournemouth. There are many boxes that need to be ticked before you just ring the first plumber in Bournemouth you find online, they need to be available 24/7 365 days per year, this sounds obvious but there have been stories of plumbers advertising as emergency plumbers and really only putting their prices up when they get an out of hours call. Choose a plumber in Bournemouth who doesn’t sting you with a call out charge, they are either set up to act in an emergency or not.
Please, whatever you do make sure they are both fully insured, and DBS checked plumbers, they are coming into your home and making decisions that could end in disaster if they are not experts in plumbing. Someone like Sanisolutions visit over 9500 emergency call outs every year so you know that they have the experience, reputation and quality to deal with your plumbing problem. Make sure that you check out reviews on sites such as checktrade, ekomi and trust a trader, don’t go near anyone who hasn’t got over 500 revies and is less than a 9 out of 10 overall. So, now we know the type of company we should look at using let’s look at some of the jobs that you would expect to call out an emergency plumber in Bournemouth for.
An emergency is described by the Oxford English Dictionary as “A serious, unexpected and often dangerous situation requiring immediate attention”. If this is not your situation then you do not have an emergency and would do better to schedule a call from a standard plumber in Bournemouth to save you a bit of money.
Emergency plumbing jobs are some of the below, burst pipes, sewage back up, leaky hoses, blocked toilet or a blocked sink. Let’s look at burst pipes first as these can be often the most dangerous and likely to cause the most damage to your property. Water can be released at such a pressure that it’s vital to get to the mains as soon as possible and turn the supply to the house off as soon as you can. Burst pipes can often happen in the wintertime as the freeze-thaw cycle can cause all sorts of problems. Obviously, you need this to be handled quickly by professionals.
Your toilet is the most used item apart from a kettle in your home, apparently, so if it becomes blocked and will not flush then you are in a whole world of trouble. This is certainly an emergency call-out situation, and you need to ensure that you call a plumbing company in Bournemouth that is set up to deal with the sudden, massive collection and disposal of poo. You need your toilet cleared as soon as possible of course even if it’s not the only toilet in the house the smell could be abhorrent.
If you discover a leak in your hot water supply, then this could be costing you fortunes in wastage especially as you've paid to heat it just to let it escape through a leak. Well worth giving the emergency plumber a call for this type of leak.
Talking about leaks, there is nothing that can be more disruptive in your house than if you have a leaky pipe somewhere hidden in your walls or ceilings, the thought of having to smash down or rip up parts of your house just to find the leak would fill most homeowners with terror so you must engage a professional plumber in Bournemouth to help you find the leak quickly and with the minimum amount of disruption to your home. Advanced plumbers will be able to track the flow of water through your pipes without having to cause any damage in order to locate the source of the leak and then fix the problem there and then.
Smaller works could be a dripping shower or a leaky tap. These types of plumbing jobs are not going to cause you too much damage or wastage, but they can be really annoying, especially if you are trying to sleep with a constant tap, tap, tap of a leaky shower, like the loud second hand of a clock totally annoying and unnecessary.
Every day across England & Wales the equivalent of 1180 Olympic swimming pools full of water are lost in leaks, a staggering three billion litres, imaging what could be done with that amount of clean drinking water, we would never have to buy bottled water again, no more plastic in the sea from discarded, empty water bottles. The industry regulator OFWAT is aiming to reduce this leakage by 16% over the next 5 years however that figure gives you some idea of how big the issue is here with our water wastage, and we are not alone in the world with these types of figures, almost every advanced country has the same types of water loss, imaging how the world could be a better place if we were all able to salvage the water loss through these small individual leaks.
Engineers are trying to insert what they call accelerometers which cause vibrations throughout the pipe and send the images and details to an app on their smartphone advising them of where the leak may well be, and from there they can target the exact spot which saves valuable time in searching for the leaks. Another technology engineers and plumbers in Bournemouth are using is what is known as, NB-IoT which allows for a thin sensor rod to be inserted along the pipes that rely upon just a very small bandwidth to be able to transmit to the engineers if it detects a problem, it’s then very easy to get to the exact area of the leak and fix it quickly.
Southern Water has started to install these devices all around the area of Southampton so not far away from us in Bournemouth.
We do hope that you have enjoyed reading about all the types of job that an emergency plumber has to carry, along with information on jobs that should not be considered as an emergency and also, we hope that the tips offered, first of all, to help you decide on who to use for any emergency plumbing work in Bournemouth have been of use and finally the quick update on what the industry is trying to achieve with their water-saving programmes. It’s important to take on board that we can all do our bit in saving water by fixing leaks and what has become clear, in the article, is the amount of a difference we all could make if we went that extra mile and fulfilled our part of the bargain. Thank you very much indeed for reading our article, on plumbers in Bournemouth.