What is Emergency Plumbing?
If you’ve ever had a pipe burst just as you’re preparing to go to bed on a Sunday night, you would have a good idea of what constitutes emergency plumbing.
Suddenly you’re in a scene from the Three Stooges. You can’t leave water gushing everywhere. You’ve got work the next morning and for the rest of the week. You can turn off the water at the mains for some short term relief, but how are you going to do without water all week? It’s a situation that has to be sorted ASAP.
Any Day, All Day, Same Rates
But don’t get Curly and Moe from the Three Stooges to fix your burst pipe!
Upside Down is geared up for this sort of thing with licensed plumbers who know what they are doing. We understand that you need things fixed quickly so that you can get on with your life. That’s why we’re available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. But who needs available if it costs a fortune? With Upside Down the Sunday evening scenario we’ve outlined is not a financial worry because our rates stay the same on any day and all day and night.
A plumbing emergency isn’t exactly a life and death situation.
For most people, plumbing emergencies are simply urgent issues that can’t wait. That’s what we mean when we talk about emergency plumbing. You could argue that a serious gas leak is clearly an emergency because it has the potential to blow up the place, but if you turn off the gas supply the problem is not as desperate. But that gas leak has to be fixed. It’s not safe and you need to use the gas supply.
Some situations turn things that you might usually regard a nuisance into an emergency.
You might have guests arriving the next day, a fridge full of meat for the BBQ, salad ingredients ready and only then discover that there is a problem with the gas connection. You can have Upside Down out in a trice and be cooking with gas the next day.
Blocked Drain Emergency
Something as simple as a blocked drain can make your life impossible.
If the shower drain blocks badly and the resulting flood on the bathroom floor won’t drain away, how are you going to have a shower? The same sort of thing applies to the dreaded blocked toilet. You should get straight on to a 24 hour emergency plumbing service like Upside Down to get things back to normal.
Hot Water Emergency
Another potential emergency is no longer having hot water.
Hot water systems don’t last forever and when they go you have no choice but to get a new one. But this is an emergency situation that gives you room for improvement. Fixing a burst pipe and clearing a blocked drain or toilet leave you where you were. With hot water systems you can invest in a new one that is more efficient and doesn’t run out. It’s an opportunity to make the switch from wasteful electric storage to a heat pump or, if you have the gas on, a continuous flow system.
Interest Free Emergency
Like we said, there are no special charges for emergency plumbing at Upside Down.
Our rates stay the same day or night, weekend or weekday, Christmas Day, or a Tuesday in June. But a plumbing emergency has no respect for your budget and can catch you out when you’re short of cash. Don’t panic. You can still have your plumbing emergency resolved because Upside Down offers a range of zero deposit interest free payment plans. It’s fix now and pay later at Upside Down if that’s what it takes to make your emergency a memory.