Do you have a clogged toilet or a slow-draining sink? Not a problem, right? You take pride in being able to repair these minor issues yourself with just a couple of simple tools and few minutes. But what about other plumbing problems in your home? Unless you are a plumbing expert, there are times when you need to pick up the phone and call your plumbing professional. Even those simple plumbing issues can occasionally lead to a complicated and expensive plumbing repair. We all want to save a few bucks, so when the opportunity lends itself, we tend to become a do-it-yourselfer (DIY). We have two bits of advice, first, know when to pick your battles, and second know when to say “I need help.” What we may see as a simple plumbing problem could lead to complicated and expensive repairs if you attempt to DIY.
Burst Or Broken Pipes? You Need A Plumber!
When you have a broken or burst pipe, you need a plumber and fast! A burst pipe is a plumbing emergency because it can lead to flooding and severe collateral damage if not caught early enough. A broken pipe’s exact location is often difficult to pinpoint, especially if it’s a slab leak. Most leaks could be spotted quickly, especially when they develop in a wall or the leaking starts in a top-story bathroom; in both cases, you can see bulging, wet drywall. But pipes can also start leaking underground and can first be detected through a high water bill, or the water may have risen through the foundation. Only a professional plumbing technician with the proper leak detection equipment can find and repair the problem.
Low Water Pressure? Call Your Plumbing Professional!
While low water pressure is not a plumbing emergency, it does mess with our quality of life, especially if it hits without warning. In some cases, it may be the cause of construction in the area. Try checking with a neighbor to see if they’re having the same problem. If they are, then call your municipal water district for the latest update on construction in the area. In most instances, low water pressure requires troubleshooting from a professional plumbing technician. They’ll first check your pressure regulator to make sure it’s working correctly. A broken water pressure regulator will cause low water pressure.
Additionally, they will inspect your copper pipes for built-up mineral deposits that will also constrict water flow. Mineral deposits will result in low water pressure over many years. An unseen pipe leak is another reason a homeowner will have low water pressure. Your plumbing professional will have the best plumbing technologies to troubleshoot for low and high water pressure.
No Hot Water? You Need A Plumber Fast!
No hot water in your entire home is another good reason to call your local plumbing company. But before you do, you can check your pilot light; on rare occasions, your pilot light will go out, the water heater manufacturer will have detailed instructions right on the heater on how to light your pilot. But other than that, it’s not time to start playing MacGyver with your water heater. Water heaters are dangerous appliances. They are either hooked up to a gas line or connected to your home’s electrical system, and attempting to fix one can cause serious personal injury or may result in property damage.
Broken Sewer Line? Call A Plumber.
A clogged drain that keeps returning is perhaps part of a bigger problem. Sometimes it is a warning that your home may have a broken sewer main. If this is the case, your sewer main will require a camera inspection to identify the problem. It’s necessary to repair the sewer line quickly before it wreaks havoc on your home. Raw sewage can back up into your bathroom onto the floor and shower, causing a health concern. If the line is cracked or broken, sewage can seep out onto the property, creating a bad smell. Tree roots are another common problem that will cause your clogged drain to reoccur over time because they will continue to return to thrive off of the raw sewage. Your plumbing expert will diagnose your sewer pipe problem and provide you all your options.
New Appliance? Have A Licensed Plumbing Contractor Install It
Hire a licensed plumbing contractor to install any new appliance that requires gas or water. Remember, most appliances will last ten to fifteen years, so have them professionally installed. Some appliances that require natural gas, such as a gas range, gas dryer, or water heater, should only be installed by a plumbing professional, likewise with appliances like cloth and dishwashers.
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