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What is a Plumbing Emergency?

Any plumbing issues at your home or business premises is very much a nuicense but some issues require you to get the help of an emergency plumber. Knowing when to call an emergency plumber can help prevent further damage to your property and spiralling costs in repair bills.

Some plumbing emergencies could include frozen pipes or leaking, burst and broken pipes, toilets backing up or your central heating breaking down.

Plumbing that is propertly maintained and periodically checked will reduce the risk of a plumbing emergency from happening but it’s important that you have the phone number of an emergency plumber saved in your phone just in case, go ahead and save JWC Plumbing & Heating number into you’re the number is 07506 388667, if any emergency should arise, call this number and we’ll be with you within the hour.

What To Do If a Plumbing Emergency Arises

Gas Leaks

Gas leaks can kill, it’s important that if you smell gas you should turn off the gas valve which will be next to your meter and immediately call us to come and asses the situation. Make sure you open window and doors to properly ventilate the property.

Central Heating Breakdowns

Central heating breakdowns are classed as an emergency especially in winter at a nursing home, or if you have very small children. Some central heating breakdowns can be sorted out quickly an easily for example if there is an issue with the thermostat, a circuit breaker has been tripped or an oil tank is now empty. If these have all been checked and you cannot find a reason why the heating has stopped working then now is the time to call your local emergency plumber.

Leaking and Burst Water Pipes

If you are unfortunate enough to experience a leaking or burst water pipe the first thing you should do it turn of the water at the main stop valve to stop more water from running into your property and causing more damage. Once the water is switched off then you need to contact us so we can inspect the property and find out where the problem has occurred from. If you do not know where your stop tap is, then contact us and we will come and do an inspection for you and let you know where it is in case of an emergency.

Leaking pipes are another issue that can cause a lot of damage to your home and bring with it costly repairs. Leaking pipes must be repaired by a qualified plumber who should also check the rest of your plumbing system for any damage. If you find a leak try to slow the leak by wrapping rags and towels around it until your emergency plumber arrives at the property. You can also put buckets or pans under the leak to prevent further damage to your property.

Sewer & Toilet Backups

Sewer backups are easy to spot as you will get a foul smell in your property. This is caused by back ups or blocked drains causing water to back up in your system. If you notice any foul smells coming from toilets or sink holes then it’s a good idea to contact your local emergency plumber before it gets any worse. An unchecked sewer back up issue can also lead to rat infestations, so call as soon as possible.

If any of these plumbing emergencies arise in your property it’s important you contact your local emergency plumber right away to limit any damage and costs involved. When you call JWC Plumbing & Heating please listen to the advice given to you so you know how to temporarily tackle the issue before we arrive.

JWC Plumbing & Heating provides and emergency plumbing service throughout Liverpool and the surrounding areas 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Contact us today on 0151 345 4039 or 07506 388667 and we will be with your shortly.


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