Rate: 1st hour £90 (minimum charge) then £1.50 per minute.
For ‘out-of-hours’ emergencies, please feel free to call me irrespective of my published ‘Next Availability’ for ‘Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm’, but understand that my availability for out-of-hours is quite limited.
Please note that I am not a gas plumber or boiler breakdown specialist.
If I’m not available, or for gas / boiler related emergencies, please see my list of ‘Recommended Local Plumbers’ further down this page.
Emergencies - click here
1st hour £50 (minimum), then £40 per hour for Mon-Fri 8 am - 6 pm
Paul Kane, 07811 975399 - Gas safe, specialises in boiler breakdowns and servicing
Andy Humphries, 07770 306096 - Gas safe, specialises in boiler breakdowns and servicing
Paul Kent, 07522 998989 - Gas safe, specialises in boiler installation, but does all types of plumbing, including bathroom installation. Doesn’t do tiling himself, but has someone he uses for tiling.
Chris Robson, 07890 001457 - Specialist in bathroom refurbishment
Paul Hill, 07967 015778 - Complete bathroom and kitchen fitting, including tiling
Gary Lord, 07976 519494 - General plumber
Gary Taylor, 07956 578244 - General plumber
Nigel Wyatt, 07877 110678 - General plumber
Dyno-Rod Drains, 01392 461043 - Drain specialists - I don’t know them personally, but if you have a serious drain problem expect them to have specialist drain-unblocking equipment beyond what a normal plumber usually has.
EMERGENCIES Although I do offer out-of-hours emergency plumbing, as a sole individual with other commitments, my availability is limited. Please be aware that I charge £90 per hour for out-of-hours emergency work, minimum 1 hour, then £1.50 per minute. The emergency plumbing hotlines charge more than that and will typically charge for a full 2nd hour even if it is just 5 minutes over the hour.
If you have an emergency and neither me nor any of the above are available, try searching for ‘plumbers exeter’ on Google Maps and work your way down the list. The advantage of using Google Maps, as opposed to the main Google page, is that the plumbers listed should be genuine local plumbers, and not national firms pretending to be local with 01392 virtual phone numbers.
NOT-SO-RECOMMENDED In a real emergency, if you really can’t find a local plumber you may just have to try your luck with one of the emergency plumbing hotlines. By definition, they should be able to get you someone within 1-2 hours, 24 / 7, but expect to pay as much as £100 per hour during normal hours, and more for out-of-hours. With these kind of hotlines, if the job lasts 1 hour and 5 minutes, they will probably charge you for 2 hours. These firms spend so much on advertising that they make little profit on one hour jobs. Their real profit comes from the 2nd hour and beyond, so don’t necessarily expect the plumber to work very speedily. But they may be better than having your house flooded. Here are some as listed in Thomson Directory: Emergency Response, 1 hour service, 01392 308499 24 hour service hotline 0800 046 3510 24 hour service, 1-2 hr response 01392 797418 PlumberInExeter 01392 797412 Drains24seven, 1 hour response, 0800 130 3524
ELECTRICIANS Gareth Symons, 07931 558571
DECORATORS Andrew Baker, 07554 951915 - Internal and External decorating
Recommended local plumbers
When I am not available, or if you need something other than a small plumbing repair, please click the drop-down list above: