Who you should call to unfreeze pipes in the winter

London emergency plumber call out

Well, it’s fast approaching winter once again. For the romantics, it is a time of early morning frosts, long dark nights and sitting in front of a blazing log fires supping mugs of cocoa. For the more practical among us, it’s also the time for cold days and nights and water pipes getting frozen.

It tends to get colder out in the countryside. But here in London, temperatures can also drop down to zero and below – especially if you happen to live in the suburbs of Greater London. It’s much more rural. But, it doesn’t matter where you happen to call home. If you wake up to find you’re in need of a London emergency plumber call out service, contact us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating.

You’ll find our contact numbers at the bottom of this page.

The London emergency plumber callout service you can rely on

Two of the things we pride ourselves on here at CW Services are our quality of service and our reliability. We’ve built ourselves an excellent reputation over the years for our reputation and our customer service. One is dependent on the other, and it’s no coincidence that we now have a broad base of loyal customers. We work both in the private home sector as well as the commercial business sector too.

If you need a South London emergency call out service to come to your premises and unfreeze your water pipes, we are based in Croydon. We can be with you in minutes – traffic permitting of course.

When you have a rude awakening to the fact that your pipes have burst, the first thing you should try and do is shut the water off at the mains. If this is not possible or practical, then you need to find some containers to catch the leaking water in until we can get to you.

Prevention is better than cure

It’s important to be prepared for cold weather. As the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure. So if you can stop your pipes from freezing-up in the first place – all well and good. You’ll save yourself some money on not having to call anyone out.

Preventing your water pipes from freezing and having to organise a London emergency plumber callout couldn’t be easier. It’s simply a case of lagging your pipes. But, it’s not just a freeze prevention thing. The modern type of lagging that you can buy from most DIY stores is also very efficient at keeping heat in. It means if you lag your hot water pipes as well as your cold, you can stop heat loss and lower your water heating bills. If you want to find out more about DIY lagging, please take a look at this page on the environmentcentre.com website.

Frozen or burst pipes? Call CW Services Plumbing and Heating

It is wholly possible to unfreeze your pipes yourself, but you have to be careful. It involves applying heat to the frozen pipes. But if you apply the heat to fiercely or too quickly, you can burst the pipes. If the pipe is already ruptured as is often the case because water expands when it turns into ice, you will have to have the burst section of pipe replaced.

Whether you want help with unfreezing your pipes or you need a plumber to come out and replace a damaged section of piping, the London emergency plumber call out service you should call is CW Services Plumbing and Heating. You can call us one of two numbers – 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can unfreeze your pipes and get you back to normal.