Knowing When to Call in the Plumber

If you own your own property, knowing when to fix a plumbing problem and when to call in the experts can save you time, money, and a lot of headache. While some plumbing annoyances like dripping sinks and clogged toilets can be handled at home if you have the time and know how, other plumbing needs may require more extensive knowledge, expensive tools, and time than you can afford to put into your home plumbing project. At those times, a knowledgeable plumber is your best, most cost-effective option for keeping your home in order. Newport Beach Plumber D.C. Drains Inc. shares these plumbing tips about when to throw in the plunger and call in a plumber.

Sewer Line Backups
If your drains keep backing up, especially toilets, you might have a large plug in the sewer line that leads to the main sewer. More often than not, tree roots can work their way into your sewer line creating a blockage that can prevent waste from properly exiting your lines. Snaking or rooting drains is the most efficient option for cleaning out roots, hair, sludge, and grease that may clog your lines.

Extensive Water Line Damage
Aside from taking a lot of time to repair, water line damage can be expensive after purchasing the correct tools, pipe, and pieces needed to repair water lines. Incorrectly repaired pipes can also burst or cause slow leaks, both of which can be very expensive to repair. A licensed plumber can take care of repairs for you so you can spend your time working on other projects.

Exchanging Your Water Heater
It might be tempting to change your water heater by yourself, but hiring a plumber to change your water heater can save you time and hassle. D.C. Drains Inc. can help remove and dispose of your heater, secure it for earthquake prone zones, and even help you determine if a tankless or traditional water heater might be best for your home needs.

Poor Water Pressure
Nothing is more disappointing than taking a shower with poor water pressure. Determining what could be causing the low pressure can be tricky for the average homeowner. A professional plumber can help you check your lines for rust or blockage using camera inspection, review your supply-line to ensure it’s delivering water, or even check if the city water supply has low water pressure.

Frozen Pipes
Sure, the majority of home owners in Southern California don’t have to worry about their pipes freezing, but if you own a vacation property or cabin in the mountains, your additional property may require extra care to ensure you don’t have flooding when the weather warms up. If your pipes have burst, cracked (or even frozen) your best bet is to call a plumber to replace potentially damaged pipes or at least ensure the pipes aren’t already damaged.

D.C. Drains Inc. is a licensed plumber in Orange County, CA as well as a general contractor. Our family owned business has been helping homeowners and business owners maintain their properties for over 15 years. To learn more about our services or to receive a quote please call us at (949) 689-7021 or send us an email at

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