Choose a Plumber you can trust
With no disrespect to the tradespeople working in the plumbing industry, one of the last people you want to need is an emergency plumber.
Not because they’re not competent at what they do, not because they’re not professional people of integrity and not because anything suggests their character is less than desirable.
Just that if you’re in need of an emergency plumber, it means something somewhere along the line has managed to go terribly wrong. And needs attention. Pronto.
Hopefully your issue in need of an emergency plumber Engadine hasn’t managed to damage too much between the time of the fault discovery and the time your emergency plumber Engadine has appeared at your door. Hopefully, if it’s a water gushing out at an astonishing rate issue you have worked out where the stopcock is and managed to turn off the water supply so you don’t have flooded house issues on top of everything else.
No one wants to need an emergency plumber Engadine but it’s a good idea to have the name of one handy prior to any emergency. Surely it’s better to be prepared than be caught short? Note the details of the plumber down somewhere handy. You may want to ask around neighbours and friends to find a plumber whose services they recommend (again, something to do in advance.
Not everyone will be thanking you for the post 11pm phone call desperately seeking details…) and you may wish to find someone who can offer a 24 hour call out service. Make sure the plumber services your area (not something you’ll be wanting to discover at the worst possible moment) and is qualified to deal with whatever situation you may have. Not all plumbers are qualified to handle gas emergencies and repairs, so if you have gas installed in your home this will need to be considered.
Don’t panic. Plumbing will be plumbing. You can’t possible manage and anticipate every single plumbing issue that may arise over the time of residing in your home. But you can furnish yourself with basic plumbing knowledge (such as the aforementioned gushing water example and the ability to stop your water supply), gas and hot water system awareness (as well as sticking to the suggested scheduled maintenance service so any flaws or system issues might be picked up before emergencies arise) and if you have absolutely no knowledge about fixing blocked toilets or drains you might wish to just leave it and seek help!