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5 Reasons to call an emergency plumber in Ipswich, Braintree & Colchester

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5 Reasons to call an emergency plumber in Ipswich, Braintree & Colchester

Nobody ever wants to have to call in an emergency plumber, but if you’re in the middle of a situation that demands one, there’s no one you’re happier to see at your front door. That’s because plumbing crises can cause huge amounts of damage, create deeply unpleasant smells and suddenly make your day-to-day life a lot more complicated.

Having a reliable emergency plumber can be a true lifeline, so making sure you have the number to hand of one that’s not only local to your area, but also offers a 24/7 emergency service, is always a good idea.

But what kinds of situations would warrant calling out an emergency plumber? Here are five that we think would certainly count:

1 Burst pipes

Pipes can burst for a number of reasons, but once they go you need to make sure you get someone in as soon as possible. How much damage is likely to result will depend on exactly which pipe has burst and where the water is going. If there’s a chance that water can get into any of your electrical items, then make sure you turn the power off at the mains, otherwise you may have an electrical emergency on top of the plumbing crisis.

2 Frozen pipes

People of a certain vintage may complain that we don’t get proper winters like we used to, but every now and then we do get struck by the sort of cold snap that can freeze water pipes – although this is an issue that is far likelier to be experienced by people living in older or rural properties. You have to be extremely careful with frozen pipes, because if not dealt with properly, it’s easy to end up with a burst pipe. It’s far better to get an expert to deal with the situation rather than running the risk of making it worse.

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3 Blocked drains

If your drains are blocked, then it naturally follows that any water or other liquids you try to get rid of won’t be going anywhere. That can quickly become serious, and if you’ve tried the strongest commercially available cleaners and you’re still not getting anywhere, you’ll need to call in the experts. They’ll be able to locate the exact location of the blockage and get it cleared with a minimum of fuss.

4 Blocked or leaking toilet

Of all the emergency plumbing scenarios, problems with the loo can be the most unpleasant, because not only may you have a smelly situation, you may also be without somewhere to go until it’s fixed! 

5 No water

You only truly appreciate the beauty of clean running water in the home when it’s not there. You use it throughout the day without thinking, whether it’s for drinking, washing yourself, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, going to the toilet…the list is endless. When you have no water at all, someone coming round next week is no good – you need them now.

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If you live around Braintree, Ipswich, and Colchester and are in need of emergency plumbers, call A & D Plumbing now. Or why not book a plumbing service, and let our friendly engineers give your plumbing a thorough check? By staying on top of your maintenance and ensuring everything is in good condition, you’re likely to have a far better chance of any of those disasters happening at all!


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