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We're here to help you find plumbers in your area.

When you need a plumber you want to get them round to your house fast. And when you're in a rush, it can be easy to forget to check that they're up to the job. That's why the best place to find local plumbers is right here.

We only list certified plumbing companies and make sure their accreditations are always up to date.

So if you need a plumber fast, call a plumber in your area now.

Do you need a plumber?

As you're reading this article there's a good chance you need a plumber.

Some of the most common reasons for needing a plumber include: no water, leaks, drainage problems and low water pressure.

It can be a good idea to check if there's a quick fix to these common plumbing problems that you can take care of yourself. Unless you spot a leak, in which case, get on the phone to a plumber as quickly as possible.

No water

It's highly unlikely that you won't get water from any of the taps around your home. So, if you haven't already, check every tap.

If you find that some taps are working while others aren't then you'll need a plumber. In most cases, a blockage will be stopping the water from making it out of the tap.

If there's no water coming from any of the taps then check that the stopcock is open. The stopcock controls the flow of mains water into your home. If it's closed then you won't get any water.

In most homes, it can be found under the kitchen sink and looks like a tap without a spout in between two pipes. They can also be found in a downstairs toilet, under the stairs, a utility room or garage.

To open it up, simply turn it anti-clockwise. If the stopcock is already open or turning doesn't work then it's time to ask your neighbours.

A burst water main is the likeliest cause if none of the houses in your area are getting water. In this case, give your water supplier a call.

If you have cold water but no hot water then you’ll need to contact a Gas Safe registered heating engineer.

Water leaks

As soon as you notice a leak, turn off the mains water supply. To do this, turn the stopcock clockwise.

Now it can be a good idea to take pressure off the pipe by draining the water supply. So turn on the taps that get water from the leaking pipe until water stops flowing.

Only do this after you've turned the water supply off. Otherwise, the water will keep flowing from the tap and put more pressure on the leaking pipe.

Don't attempt to fix the pipe yourself. Always call a plumber.

Drainage problems

At first, drainage issues can be a little inconvenient. But leave them for too long and you could end up with big problems.

So pay attention to the signs: sinks that are slow to drain, bad smells, strange noises, low water and, most obviously, flooding (inside and outside).

Low water pressure

A drop in water pressure from any of the taps, baths or showers around your home is a sign of a plumbing issue.

There are many possible causes, including: a leak, broken pipe or blockage. And all of these will need a plumber.

Before you call a plumber though, check that the stopcock (which controls the mains water flow) is fully open. To open it, turn the valve anti-clockwise.

You should also check if the faucet has an aerator. An aerator is fitted to the end of the tap to restrict the flow of water (they can be a good way of lowering your water bills). If the aerator is dirty, take it off and give it a good clean.

If the water pressure doesn't get any stronger then it's time to call a plumber.

How do I know if I need an emergency plumber?

In a real plumbing emergency, you can contact an emergency plumber. Emergency plumbers are available 24/7 and will get a serious plumbing issue fixed quickly.

Not all plumbing jobs are considered an emergency but the following are:

  • A burst pipe
  • No water
  • Water leaking
  • Brown water from taps
  • Taps or toilets won’t stop running

Most other plumbing jobs can wait and you won’t need an emergency plumbing service.

How to find the best plumbers

You don't want to end up with a plumber who makes matters worse. So it's worth spending a little time to find the best plumbers in your area.

To do that, check through their customer ratings and reviews. This will give you an idea of their experience and help you to separate the recommended plumbers from the ones to avoid. It's also essential to make sure they're trained, certified and fully insured.

Getting a professional service from a reliable plumber will help to give you peace of mind.

Find the best local plumbers now

If you're looking for qualified plumbers near you then you're in the right place.

We're always checking that the plumbers we list are fully-qualified and remove any that don't meet our standards.

We also encourage homeowners to review plumbers. That way, you can decide which company to call.

Head to our directory, tap on your area and you'll see a list of plumbing companies who are ready and waiting to take your call.

Adam

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Adam

Adam is our resident home heating expert. His experience and advice has helped millions of customers improve the efficiency of their homes and save money.

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