Is This a Plumbing Emergency


If you’re having a plumbing emergency, you can’t wait for regular business hours. You need to call a specialist who will respond quickly and at any time of the day. Having somebody come out in the middle of the night on very short notice is not going to be inexpensive. It will cost you slightly more than it would cost to schedule a standard appointment with a plumber. Because of that, you need to be sure that it’s an emergency before you call.

Can You Shut Off the Water?

One important question is whether you can shut off the water. If you can shut off the water to the leaky pipe or broken fixture, it might be good enough to handle the issue. It has to be a fixture that you can avoid using for a while, though. For example, if you have a toilet that won’t stop running, it could be useful to just shut the water off and use another toilet until the morning. If you only have one toilet, then that’s not a possibility. That would constitute an emergency that requires plumbers in Heathfield.

If you don’t know where the shut-off valve is or don’t feel comfortable using it, then you should obviously call a professional.

Will This Get Worse?

You should ask if your problem will get worse or if a stopgap measure will be sufficient. For example, a leaky exposed pipe can be mitigated with a bucket or with a temporary waterproof tape solution. That’s only a workable solution if you can see the leak and feel confident that it’s not leaking somewhere unseen as well. If it’s leaking in the walls and/or the floor, it can damage the floor and far outweigh any extra money that you would have spent on an emergency specialist in your area.

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