6 times when it is best to call a plumber
Some people have enough knowledge of plumbing to fix day-to-day problems around the house, but there are times when you just can’t mess it up: you need to call a plumber. The plumbing system is such an important piece of your house; think about it, it is what carries the water in and out, drains the toilets, and allows us to have hot showers. You need to manage things right, else they give you problems for years.
We have compiled a list of situations when calling a plumber is your best bet if you want the best for your home. Better to leave the hard stuff to the professionals.
• Broken Pipe: This is the number one reason for plumbing emergency calls. The damaging potential of a busted tube can be very sizable, depending on the room where it broke. In a situation like this every single minute counts, so better to get to the phone right away. While you wait, remove anything of value from the room in question to avoid as many material losses as you can.
• Overflown Toilet: This one apart from damaging is just very unpleasant. If there is one thing you don’t want in your home is for the toilets to regurgitate their contents. Apart from this, the process to fix them can be confusing, and the circumstances are not exactly ideal for a homeowner to pay attention. While the problem may bejust a jammed drain, it can just as well be a harder problem and you don’t really want to keep contemplating until you figure it out. If the problem needs for clearing of the main line stoppage, it will need specialized tools and knowledge to unclog the sewer line.
• Remodeling: So maybe you don’t have a problem, but you want to make some changes in your bathroom. It isn’t hard to see why you would want a professional to add the new pipes or even only moving the ones you already have. But there is also another important fact: new appliances of this kind, and especially if you are adding a new gas line as well, require to follow local codes on how they can and can’t be built. This can be subjected to inspection, so you want a licensed plumber to ensure you are following building codes.
• Too-high Water Bill: The annoying part of this sort of issues is that you don’t know for sure where the problem is. Is there a leak somewhere in your plumbing system? Where do you eve start looking? For this you will most certainly need the advice of a professional, and it will certainly come cheaper than to see your bill going higher and higher each month.
• Cold Water: Not that cold water is a problem in itself, but it becomes a problem when what you want is a nice hot shower. Repairing the heater can be a bit more complex than regular, and there is a high chance of doing further damage if you don’t know what you are doing.
• Low water pressure: If you have deficient water pressure throughout the house, there are a number of problems that can be happening: there can be debris obstructing your lines, the pressure can be low in the city supply itself, it may even be poor design of your supply line. This is another kind of issue where you just don’t know where to look, but a professional plumber will be quick to find the right answer and give you the help you need.