If you come home to no water or electric or a drains flood you will need to call out an emergency tradesman unless you are a skilled DIY person and have all the tools and materials to hand. As we all will be in the position of needing assistance at some time it pays to prepare ahead and to understand who we could call out in our time of need.
Getting caught unprepared with no hot water or central heating in the winter months can be a nightmare, particularly if you have a small child, young family or dependent relatives. If you have not planned ahead and contact the first tradesman in the telephone book you could be at the mercy of an emergency tradesman who can name his price and charge an expensive call out fee.
If you have taken out a home maintenance or emergency plan in advance you will call out the company to whom you pay your monthly fee. Your home insurance policy may also include home emergency insurance. You need to check this carefully as a standard home insurance policy will not cover emergency tradesman costs, but it will cover any resulting damage to your home contents or the fabric of the house caused by the emergency.
If you do not want to pay for a policy in advance you can prepare by identifying good quality emergency services offered by established companies who you know will be available to help in your time of need.
One such company is Dyno Group who have been assisting householders with their home emergencies for many years.
Dyno offer rapid, expert help when an emergency affects your home whether it is a drains, security or plumbing emergency. Just one call to their Emergency Hot-lines which are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year will bring a local expert tradesman to your assistance.
An alternative emergency plumbing and heating service company is British Gas. Whilst they offer many types of homecare plan to cover boiler or central heating breakdowns, plumbing issues and home electrics they also offer an emergency heating service.
Whenever you have a domestic emergency at night, during the weekend or on a Bank Holiday these companies services are available to help and this site has outlined all the emergency services they offer together with an overview of the alternatives available to you.