For homes and businesses across the country, a plumbing emergency will normally come as a particularly unwelcome surprise – one which will often present itself with very little warning.

These plumbing emergencies can pop up at the most inconvenient time, such as late at night, over the weekend, or during a holiday period, leaving you desperate to find a local emergency plumber who works out of hours and can help.

Choosing the right emergency plumber

When the need arises to find an emergency plumber in West Sussex, you might be tempted to go with the first one you find. After all, plumbing emergencies, by their very nature, come with a certain level of urgency which means you will want to get the problem fixed as soon as possible.

However, it’s important that the person who you choose to take on the job will do it safely and effectively, while being completely transparent about the costs involved from the start.

The only way to do this is by ensuring they are registered by all relevant bodies, such as the Gas Safe Register (also a legal requirement for anyone working on gas appliances) and CHAS. In doing a quick online search, you should also find that there have been several positive reviews left by people who have used them before.

The heating and plumbing engineer should be fully qualified to carry out the work, and able to demonstrate experience of working on this type of plumbing problem in the past. They should carry out an initial assessment of the issue and give you a complete breakdown of the costs involved to fix it – with no added extras cropping up at the end.

Have you got a plumbing emergency?

If you’ve found yourself with a plumbing problem, you might be wondering whether it constitutes an emergency callout. Could the issue be put off to another day? Does it really need to be fixed as soon as possible?

Be aware, however, that some plumbing problems, if left, can get a lot worse, causing greater damage to your property and even greater costs to fix it. The sort of plumbing emergencies that you’ll need to get sorted as soon as possible can include the following:

  • Loss of heating or hot water
  • Frozen or burst pipes
  • Blocked or leaking toilet
  • Loss of running water
  • Blocked drains
  • Boiler making loud or unusual noises
  • Leaking washing machine hose

If you’re in a situation such as this, then it’s time to call out a local heating and plumbing engineer who can get to you quickly, while giving you the confidence and reassurance that they can tackle the problem professionally and safely.

Book your emergency plumber callout today

If you need an emergency plumber in Worthing, Chichester, Lancing, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, or any other part of West Sussex, then at Paine Manwaring, a member of our highly experienced and accredited team of engineers can help.

Get in touch with a member of our team today. Simply dial 01903 237522 and press option 1, or, for electrical emergencies in West Sussex, press option 2.