24-hour emergency plumbers in Southampton
When the worst happens, you need help fast. In a plumbing emergency, your home, well-being and possessions could all be at risk. SMH emergency plumbing services ensure that we minimise damage, solve your problem and get you back to normal as soon as possible.
A team of plumbing specialists, we have the experience required to find issues and fix them before they get any worse. Working around the clock and across the county, we’re always on hand to solve your plumbing emergency.
Types of emergencies we attend
We’re often called to help with faulty water supply pipes, water pump faults or burst/leaking pipes. These are problems that can quickly get worse and require urgent attention. Our team can help you relax, knowing an expert is on hand and working on a solution.
- Overflowing or leaking toilet
- Blocked sinks or drains
- Burst or leaking pipes
- No hot water
- Boiler breakdown
- General plumbing
- Emergency plumbing services
- Power flushing and pipe blockage removals
- Leaking or broken pipes repaired
- Heating and radiator pipes
** Please note these are just the common problems that we attend to. We can help with all plumbing emergencies, so give us a call. **
What to do whilst
waiting for an engineer?
There’s no predicting a plumbing and heating emergency. Whilst regular maintenance can minimise your risk of a plumbing emergency, it can often happen when you least expect it.
The first step is to call a plumbing and heating engineer who is Gas Safe registered for an assessment of your problem.
Whilst you’re waiting for an engineer, there are things you can to do help reduce damage and stop the problem from getting worse.
- Turn off the water
The first thing you should do is turn off the water from the main shut-off valve. This will often stop the flow of water unless the valve is where you’re having the issue.
- Clear all standing water
Standing water can cause damage to your flooring, furniture, and walls. To clear the water, you will need to use towels, a wet vacuum, or a mop and bucket.
- Check electrical appliances
Relocate any electrical appliances close to the leak (if possible, before the leak has time to spread). Do not touch electrical items that may have come in contact with water, until they’re proven safe by our professionals.
- Take pictures
Take pictures of the damages as well as write down a list of what was damaged. This will assist you when making a claim with your insurance provider.
- Open your doors and windows
If you smell gas in your property, immediately open all doors and windows in your property, and then move into fresh air.
- Turn off the gas at the main taps
This can generally be found near the gas meter and has a handle that can be turned 90 degrees.
- Do NOT:
Turn on any light switches or power
Light any sort of flame inside the property
Use any appliances that could cause a spark
Do NOT flush again
Turn off the toilet’s water shut-off valve
If your toilet has a water shut-off valve, it will be located outside the tank close to where the toilet connects to the wall.
Tie the float so that it won’t move around
Locate the float inside the water tank and fix it in place to ensure no additional water will fill the tank.
Emergency heating repairs
It’s our priority to keep you and your home safe. An unserviced, or faulty boiler will increase the risk of dangerous consequences in your home. This includes carbon monoxide leaks and damage from broken pipes or broken systems. In an emergency, our plumbers will ensure you’re kept safe and minimise the risk of damage to your home.
Emergency boiler repairs
By regularly servicing your boiler, it will remain more efficient – and reduce the risk of needing emergency boiler repairs. Should an unexpected problem occur, our emergency plumbers in Southampton will fault-find, repair and secure your boiler to protect you and your home. On an ongoing basis, we offer thorough boiler servicing that causes minimal disruption to your home.
Emergency plumbing repairs
When an emergency plumbing repair is needed, we’re who to call. Usually during the Winter, many homes will find that a long-term problem has finally resulted in their plumbing or heating giving way. We give our customers peace of mind knowing they’re getting expert help as fast as possible when a problem occurs, offering access to plumbing repairs big and small.
Why choose SMH?
We have established a large client base who trust in our ability to promptly and efficiently address their emergency plumbing issues. We pride ourselves on delivering top-notch service, rapid response times, and the utmost in customer care.
In an emergency, you need a team you can trust on your side. Our team understand the stress you’re facing and focuses on reducing that stress whilst we work. It’s our belief that everyone deserves the best service, no matter the emergency – and we’re the ones to provide it.
Read what our customers think
We’ve been chosen by customers all over Southampton to be their trusted plumbing and heating supplier. Here’s just a selection of the reviews they’ve given our team.