How To Know When You Should Call a Plumber

We live in the world of do it yourselfers, which is awesome, but not always when it comes to your plumbing. We understand that some things can be tinkered with, or YouTube’d, but some plumbing issues should not be trifled with. Here’s a quick list of reasons why and when you should call a plumber.

 

 

  1. If your plunger won’t work, you should call a plumber. It can be tempting to purchase tools or try chemicals to help with your clog issues, but it’s possible the cause of the clog is more devious than your most recent deposit. Additionally, we usually find the cost of supplies, time and frustration is greater than just calling a plumber.
  2. If your water isn’t flowing correctly, you should call a plumber. Water pressure issues can range greatly from simple build up that needs cleaning to problems with a supply line. Try to avoid messing around with water pressure. If you’re inexperienced … you will probably lose.
  3. If your tub or sink won’t drain, you should call a plumber. The first step with a poor draining sink or tub is to clean as much gunk out as possible … but there is a difference between slow draining versus non draining. Even slow drains can be tricky, but if it has gotten to the point where it won’t drain at all, you need to call a plumber.
  4. If you smell something foul, that won’t go away, you should call a plumber. Smells come in all shapes and sizes, but if you’re seeing wet spots, or noticing it from drains in the house (or out of the house – like in the yard) there could be a problem with drainpipe ventilation.
  5. If you notice a leak, you should call a plumber. We know this sounds obvious, but unfortunately too many people don’t realize how urgent of an issue leaks are. They can ruin walls and ceilings and lead to serious problems if neglected. Leaks can occur in drainpipes, sink traps, sewer lines, water heaters or any of your supply lines. A good local plumbers is usually familiar with the building techniques and weak points of homes in your area and will be able to identify the cause quickly. The best will use electronic leak detection.
  6. If your faucet won’t stop dripping, you should call a plumber. Fun fact: Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more of water each day. If your faucet leaks one drip per second, you will waste more than 3,000 gallons of water each year. So come on, quit ignoring that drip …
  7. If a water heater is involved in whatever you’re doing, you should call a plumber. Whether it’s installation, removal, or repair, water heaters can be dangerous, so please please contact a professional.

 

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