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It is not possible to have a building that functions properly without the services of a plumber. A building requires a water supply system that is free from contamination and also requires a well functioning drainage system. A building also requires a heating system that works well and machines that are well serviced and maintained.

Situations arise which will require emergency plumbing. There may be a leakage in a water pipe or a drain may be blocked. The building may also experience a breakdown in a machine or there could be a gas leak. All these can be addressed in the shortest time possible by a skilled plumber.


If you experience a leaking pipe in your building, this is an emergency and the first thing you need to do is to turn off the main water valve. You can then call an emergency plumbing service to fix the leaking pipes. When the heating system in a building breaks down especially during winter, this is an emergency.

You should first check the thermostat in case it has been switched off or turned down. You should also ensure that the burner switch is on. Another cause of a breakdown in the heating system is the circuit breaker which can sometimes trip. If this is the case, all you need to do is to reset it and the heater should come back on.

You can check the oil tank to ensure that the oil is sufficient if this is your method of heating. If you have run out of all checks and the heater is still down, then you should get in touch with an emergency plumbing service. A gas leak is a serious plumbing emergency and once you smell gas, you should switch off the main valve. You should then call a plumber immediately since leaked gas can cause an explosion resulting in injury and even death.

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