Typical Plumbing Issues


The toilet is one of the most common places for a plumbing issue to occur. If your toilet is not working, it is imperative that you call a plumber right away. A leaking toilet pipe can cause water damage to your home and create an unsanitary environment, or a broken toilet flush will render the system unusable. Not to mention the fact that a toilet system is an essential requirement in the home.

Frozen Pipes

A frozen pipe can burst and cause extensive damage to your home. Sometimes, you might not even notice the pipe is glazed over, and only realise when it’s too late. If you think a pipe might be frozen/burst, turn off the water and call a plumber. Last few winters in the UK haven’t been as cold as previous ones, and the cases of frozen pipes bursting have been lower. But you just never know.

Hot Water

No hot water can be extremely disruptive, especially in winter. No one wants to wake up to a cold, frigid morning during a winter month. If your boiler is malfunctioning, it may need a new part. Call an emergency gas plumber as soon as possible so they can assess the situation and get your hot water running again, and fix any plumbing and heating issues.

Burst Pipes

One of the most common – and destructive – plumbing emergencies is a burst pipe. These usually happen due to old, worn-out pipes that can no longer handle the water pressure. But burst pipes can also be caused by freezing temperatures, tree roots, or even shifting foundations. And of course, one of the most common ones – DIY. We get numerous calls from clients who were doing DIY, nail through a pipe.

Shower Leaks

This one can happen all of a sudden and can also cause water damage pretty quick. Showers are prone to leak through the ceiling and the water quickly makes its way through the floorboards. Clients usually realise something is wrong when they notice wetness on the ceiling.

Tap Leaks

A tap leak is something that can normally wait for a normal engineer to book in at a later date. But if the tap breaks and water gushes out in a constant flow, then it would be ideal to get in an 24hr emergency plumber, because that water bill will rack up a big unwelcome bill

Learn where your main stop tap is located.

When you do have a water emergency, getting the water supply turned off is critical because running water causes extensive damage and it can happen very quickly.

Check your washing machine hoses for signs of wear and tear.

When it comes to the water hoses on your washing machine, out of sight doesn't just mean out of mind. It could mean big trouble because if your hoses are old or worn, you might have a leak without knowing.

Turn your stop tap on and off occasionally.

Since a stop tap is usually used when an emergency, or need to turn the water off for the toilet and sink for some reason, it can become extremely hard to turn. Turning it off and on several times will keep it free.