What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency


Of all the things that can go wrong with a modern dwelling, a plumbing emergency can be a very stressful experience, and should you suffer a burst water pipe, or a boiler breakdown, calling out 24 hour plumbing services in Shepherd’s Bush is the obvious solution.

  • Remain Calm – The most important thing is not to panic, and if there is water leaking into the home, your first priority is to turn off the water at the mains. A seasoned homeowner would have numerous emergency numbers stored in their smartphone, which would certainly include an emergency plumbing and heating company. If it is a blocked drain, don’t run any taps or flush the toilet, at least not until the emergency plumber arrives.
  • Preparing the Area– If there is a burst water pipe, you should clear the areas as much as possible, which will help the tradesman when he arrives on the scene. The emergency plumber would have a fully equipped mobile unit, and once knows a little about the problem, he will make sure he is carrying the necessary parts.
  • Check for Call Out Charges – There is no hard and fast rule regarding emergency call out costs, and while some emergency plumbers have a standard call out fee, others do not charge. It is important to establish this over the phone, prior to making any agreement, otherwise you might have a nasty surprise.

Once you have sourced a reliable (and not too expensive) emergency plumber, store their number for future reference, as you never know when you will need him again.