How To Handle A Home Emergency During Lockdown
Although lockdown seems to have put our lives on hold for a long period of time, it unfortunately doesn’t mean that life will reach a standstill. Our home can still experience faults, break downs and more. It could be argued that even staying inside more could be a contributor to even more leaks etc. Below are some ways in which you should handle emergency situations, and some things you can do yourself in order to prevent more damage.
How To Fix A Leak
Unfortunately, larger leaks will need to be seen to by a plumber. For this it’s best to check for any reputable plumbers in your area and price matching them. If you’re based in London, consider Pulse Plumbers for any emergency plumping work you might need looking at during lockdown.
Issues With Hot Water
Living without hot water is something we never really think about, but how often do we use it? We need it for bathing, washing dishes, washing clothes and so much more. When it comes to boilers, I won’t claim to be any sort of expert. But I have had this issue during lockdown and let me tell you it’s not great!
The first thing to do with this sort of issue is figure out if it’s a timing issue versus an issue with the tank. Try resetting your meter, checking to see if you can “boost” your water and check if the fuse has simply switched. After this, your best bet is contacting an electrician or plumber in your area who can help you further. If you need something to come out and see the boiler, insist they stay a safe distance away and kindly ask them to clean their hands before working on your boiler/heating system.