It’s sometimes difficult to decide is an issue can be solved with a DIY solution or if it’s time to call an expert.
If you find yourself with a one of the following problems regarding your plumbing system, you should call a professional plumber.
Low Water Pressure
If you ever notice your home’s water flowing at an irregular pressure, there may be a leak or blockage somewhere in the system. In an extreme case, this may even indicate a fractured pipe or eroded water service line. It may be difficult for a typical homeowner to isolate and correct such an issue, so it’s best to let a professional plumber identify the source and lend some insight on an effective course of action.
No Hot Water
Water heater issues usually lead to a lack of hot water. Since these units run on either gas or electric systems, they can be quite dangerous to work on without the proper training.
Severe Pipe Issues
A plumber should be called immediately in the event of a blocked, burst, or frozen pipe. Strange noises, sells, and a lack of water are great indicators that something serious might be at hand. Blockages are commonly caused by sediment buildup in the sewer line, and DIY attempts to remedy the situation can easily cause a much more serious problem – and a much larger repair bill. In extreme scenarios, broken sewer lines can cause issues that affect an entire neighborhood.
Loud noises coming from the pipes can be a sign that the system is about to break, while gurgling noises indicate a clogged system. These sounds usually arise when you’re using the shower, toilet, washing machine and dishwasher, so if you hear anything out of the ordinary, turn off the main water supply immediately. Under such circumstances it would be best to call for help right away.
You should always consult professionals when you take on a new home improvement or renovation project. Any area of the house that involves plumbing (kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, etc.) may require you to relocate or reinstall plumbing-related items such as sinks, toilets, dishwashers, and washing machines. When this is the case, you want to be sure that the water supply and drain lines are placed correctly. Taking the initiative to get expert advice can help save you money down the road on potential repairs and reinstallations.
Signs of water damage include leaks, stains, and mold growth. Ideally, you would want to catch water damage as early in the process as possible – especially before any mold begins to grow in the affected area. A professional plumber can help to find the source of the problem and preform the appropriate repairs to prevent any further damage.
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