Emergency repairs of Leaking Pipes

December 3rd, 2009

Emergency plumbers in London are called out for a variety of reasons, one of the most common problems being a leaking pipe. If a pipe is leaking badly, it can be dangerous – the ceiling can come down, or the water can get into the electrics.

If the leak is at a plumbing joint then quite often, tightening the joint will solve the problem. However, emergency plumbers are experienced in cases where the joint has been tightened so many times, or is so corroded, that it no longer forms a seal. In this case, the joint connection will need replacing.

It isn’t surprising that even experienced DIY buffs call out emergency plumbers rather than replace pipes themselves. At IQ Plumbing Services, our emergency plumbers answer London call-outs 7 days a week. The first thing they will is ask where the stop-cock is so that they can shut off the water, although it helps if you know how to do this yourself.

People try to avoid calling out a plumber in London by applying a pipe patch to a leak, assuming that this will save money. A pipe patch (a piece of rubber that is sealed over the leak with a clamp) can be made at home for a few pennies, but even customised kits offer, at best, a temporary repair. With a leak it is best to get the repairs completed professionally, using a qualified plumber. London households have the benefit of us at IQ Plumbing Services – we are only a phone call away, and promise fast, effective and competitively priced service.

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