Press Release: July 07, 2020
Despite many businesses halting emergency call-out operations recently, Emergency Plumber Hampshire Ltd continues to provide a 24-hour call-out service.
Based in Southampton, Emergency Plumber Hampshire Ltd offers emergency services for customers throughout Hampshire. The services are available for any problems with household plumbing or heating that need to be fixed right away.
What is a plumbing emergency?
A plumbing emergency is a situation where one of the following occurs in a household:
1. There is a flooding risk
When flooding occurs, it is important to contact an emergency plumber as soon as possible. Floodwater can cause significant damage to a property as well as becoming a health and safety risk.
Flooding in the home can be caused by a sewer back up, water shut off valve failure, burst pipe or a failed sump pump.
2. A sewer back up
When a sewer backs up, a household loses the ability to use water facilities. This makes living difficult, unhygienic and dangerous.
A sewer line back up means that sewage is sat at the backup point which creates a potential health hazard.
3. A home or business is without water
If a home finds itself without running water it can become a safety concern. This is important to deal with as it affects cooking and cleaning.
4. A pipe is at risk of bursting
When pipes are frozen, they can create a safety hazard. Firstly water is unable to pass through and the household is without water. Secondly, the building is at risk of flooding.
When a pipe becomes frozen, it will begin to expand and crack. Once the frozen pipe begins to thaw, it starts to leak and become a flooding hazard.
Be sure to know where the water shut off valve is located and turn this off while waiting for the emergency plumbing services to arrive.
What is a heating emergency?
If a boiler stops working in a home or business then it will need to be repaired immediately by a qualified engineer.
When a boiler is faulty, then a people using the property will suffer from a lack of central heating and hot water.
In winter months this is especially important as it can lead to cold-related injuries and health conditions.
But any time of the year, hot water is required so that people can use washing facilities to keep hygienic or clean items used in cooking.
If hot water is not available, then it raises health and safety concerns for the people that need to use the facilities.
There are many causes of central heating and boiler problems. Most issues will need to be looked at by a qualified heating engineer.
Who is responsible for heating repairs in rented accommodation?
A landlord is responsible for providing tenants with reliable heating and hot water. This means that all installations used for sanitation must be in good working condition.
If a rented property has a problem with water supply, electricity, gas or any sinks or basins used for sanitary care, then it is the landlord's duty to get them repaired.
The landlord must also keep the installation of central heating in good repair so that hot water and heating is available.
It is the legal obligation of a landlord to conduct major maintenance and repairs in dwellings that they rent to tenants.
A landlord is responsible for the following hot water and heating equipment and facilities in a rental property:
-Central heating systems
-Water boilers (gas, electric or another type)
-Gas supply and water supply
-Electrical heaters (if such are provided by the landlord)
-Bathrooms, toilets and other sanitation equipment
Do plumbers work 24 hours?
A burst pipe in the middle of the night is an emergency which requires immediate assistance.
Since a plumbing emergency can happen at any time of the day or night, some plumbers offer a 24-hour call-out service.
24-hour plumbers are vital for situations where flooding is a possibility.
When flooding risk is a concern homeowners can search for plumbing companies that work 24 hours.