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What To Do If You Have A Plumbing Emergency

It can happen to the best of us, no matter how much preventative care you have made, but accidental flooding in your home can be a crisis if it happens. Hopefully, you will have taken our previous advice on how to prevent burst pipes in winter, but this might not be the source of a leak or flood. If the worst happens, do you know what to do? Of course, calling an emergency plumber in Peterborough as soon as possible is one of the cations to take.


With the Met Office warning about minus 9 degree celsius temperatures this winter, burst pipes are a factor to consider, and it might be water pipes hidden behind walls or that were inaccessible when you were insulating and lagging your system. But whatever the cause of the leak, take these steps to minimise the damage that could be caused.


As mentioned, don’t delay, call an emergency plumber as soon as you can. Ignoring the leak, or leaving it until morning can lead to much more damage that you may realise, even the smallest of leaks can be causing damage that you might not be aware of.


Immediately turn off your water at the stopcock. Make sure you know where it is located in your home. It’s best to know where it is before any emergency happens.


There are ways to spot a leak. Take regular meter readings, a sudden increase in usage could mean a hidden leak. So could noticing a sudden drop in the water pressure from your taps. Noisy pipework is something you should get checked out by a plumber also. If there seems to be a lot of water around the outside of your house, or in the garden, then this should be investigated too.


Emergency plumbers in Peterborough are always on hand to come to the rescue, so get in touch ASAP!

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