Here at Alstonville Plumbing & Gasfitting we deal with all sorts of plumbing problems, but few people understand when they need an emergency plumber and when it can wait. Here are a few things to consider.

Can You Temporarily Fix the Problem?

Sometimes you can temporarily fix the problem by turning off your heating system, or not using a certain toilet, or not using a certain sink. If there is a temporary solution to your problem that you are happy with, then you can call a plumber and get the work done soon, but not as an emergency.

If you have to get by without having any water, after turning it off at the mains, then that is too drastic and probably calls for an emergency plumber. On the other hand, if the problem is causing harm or immediate danger, then you need an emergency plumber.

How Much Damage Is Being Caused?

Can you put a stop to the damage that is being caused? Can you do something that stops the damage for a day or two? Is the problem progressing and causing more damage? If things are getting worse, or you cannot stop the damage as it is happening, then you need an emergency plumber.

Is There a Risk of Harm?

Do not just think in terms of water, think in terms of local dangers too. This is not just about a slipping hazard. You have to remember that water can get into your electronics. In fact, if the water is pooling, then it may connect with your mains electricity and cause a bigger risk to human and animal life. Is there a risk of harm because of a plumbing problem that involves a device?

Do you have to use that device, and if you do, could it cause harm or a fire? These are all questions you should ask yourself if you are trying to decide if you should use an emergency plumber. Do not forget that emergency plumbers cost more, but sometimes if there is a risk of danger, then you may need to make a call and get an emergency plumber out sooner rather than later.

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with us at Alstonville Plumbing & Gasfitting if you feel you need an emergency plumber. We’re available 24/7 for plumbing emergencies,  just call 0427 285 626.