If you have a plumbing emergency, the last thing you need is to find that the firm you call to sort things out does not respond quickly. This especially the case if you have a leak or sewage is leaking into your home. The longer you have to wait for your plumber the more damage will be done to your home. For this reason, it makes sense to call a plumber that is local to you. Because they are based in the area, they will be close enough to arrive and turn the water off before too much damage is done.
There are plenty of plumbers in NW6 and the surrounding area, but not all of them offer a full emergency service. Amongst those that do, there are differences. For example, some do not offer a full 24/7 service. How much they charge also varies.
What you should ask when calling out an emergency plumber
For this reason, it is important to ask any plumbers from NW6 or the surrounding area what their call out charge is. You also need to ask how much their hourly rate is at that time of day. Most, but not all, charge more per hour for working late at night or over the weekend as well as charging a higher call out fee.
It makes sense to be prepared for something like a plumbing emergency. If you use a plumber in NW6 for a general job and are happy with their work, ask them if they offer an emergency service. Find out how much they typically charge for emergency callouts. Make a note of their number and keep it to hand. That way when a pipe bursts you will not be left scrabbling around ringing local plumbers until you find one that will come out. Using a plumber you know ensures that the repair they do will be done properly. If you have not used a local plumber recently or are new to the area, ask a neighbour to recommend a firm.
As well as having the numbers of emergency plumbers in NW6 to hand, make sure that you know how to turn the water to your property off at the mains. Knowing this can save you a lot of money and heartache. If you have a burst pipe, turning the water off at the mains will limit the amount of damage. Once you know where the stopcock or mains tap is make sure that it moves freely. If it is too stiff to easily operate, ask a plumber to come out and free it up for you. That way you will not fracture the pipe while trying to get the mains tap to move freely. Once it is moving freely, keep it that way by turning it on and off every month or so.
If you are looking for a reliable plumber in NW6 give us a call at Action Services Plumbing on 07973 88 37 08 or 0207 624 9098. We offer a competitively priced 24/7 plumbing service.