The costs of repair that most homeowners need to deal with are enough without any emergencies to deal with. The emergencies in question usually cost more than the any repairs that the homeowner would have had to accommodate in the first place. Some of the less desirable emergencies would be plumbing emergencies. Imagine a broken pipe gushing out water and skyrocketing your water bill on top of it. The water will flood your basement and ruin your canvas and waterlog your furniture. Paint, couches, carpets, this water will indulge itself in your home and if left unattended for too long, might even weaken the structural foundation of your house leading to a collapse.
Though that situation is still highly unlikely, it is not a pleasant thought and will eventually bear a burden to the homeowner who finds themselves unlucky enough to be caught in it. They could try to deal with this emergency themselves or they could hire plumbers in Edinburgh to do it for them. To be found in the middle of a crisis like leaking water is not a favourable position and the task that is to clean it all up is an arduous feat. You also may not be entirely within possession of the knowledge that might be needed to fix these leaks up.
A far more appreciable approach is to hire a professional. They can come and fix you right up be it during working hours or even outside of them. Though the cost of hiring specialists in the field of plumbing during working hours is obviously less than it would be outside of them, if your emergencies occur outside those working hours then you really do not have a choice unless you would prefer to let the emergency run until working hours.