Calling a plumber is often put off until it’s too late. Either we think we can handle the problem on our own or we convince ourselves that a minor problem can continue to go unaddressed without becoming a bigger issue.
Reasons To Hire A Plumber
Although plumbing problems such as a clogged toilet or backed up kitchen sink may seem like something you can easily take care of on your own. A professional plumber is better trained and better equipped to handle the problem quickly and effectively.
Professional, licensed plumbers have training, skills, and knowledge that allow them to identify plumbing problems and provide the best solution in a quicker time frame. They also have the specialized tools and equipment that will allow them to implement those solutions.
Attempting to fix a plumbing problem on your own can cost you time, money, and even create a bigger problem than you began with. You can save yourself the hassle by trusting in the expertise of a licensed plumber.
Signs That It’s Time To Call A Plumber
Here are some of the most common signs that will tell you when it’s time to call a plumber.
Pipes can become clogged after a number of different things have been washed down the drain. Some of the most common causes for clogged pipes include
- Soap residue
If you have a clogged pipe, call a plumber who is able to inspect the area of the clog and also ensure that other pipes will not become clogged as well.
Poor Water Pressure
Low water pressure could be to blame if it takes you a long time to wash your hair, or your bathtub fills up slowly, or you can’t get enough water pressure to rinse off dishes quickly. Water pressure is typically affected by water meter valves that have not been fully opened or malfunctioning pressure regulators. A plumber will be able to identify the main cause of the problem and provide a quick solution.
Running toilets are annoying to deal with, but they can also lead to high water bills. A running toilet can be caused by faulty or broken components in the tank such as the flapper seal, flush valve, fill valve, or flusher chain. These parts can be easy to replace, but if they are not installed correctly the problem will continue.
You may think that a small pipe leak can wait to be fixed, but in reality leaking pipes are responsible for nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually in the country. Leaky pipes could come from broken seals, water pressure that’s too high, corroded pipes and more. Leaky pipes can quickly become broken pipes, but with help from an experienced plumber. You can avoid the costly damage that could result from a leaky pipe.
Likewise, damaged, broken, corroded, or frozen pipes can also waste a significant amount of water, but they can also cause significant damage to the home. If you suspect you have a problem with your pipes, whether large or small, schedule an appointment with a plumber to replace those pipes before disaster strikes.
Dripping faucets are another cause for wasted water and wasted money. Faucets can drip if they have been poorly installed, have loose O-Rings or corroded valves. Plumbers can ensure that faucets are installed tightly and securely to stop water from leaking through.
Broken Or Outdated Water Heater
If you’re having a problem getting enough hot water to finish your shower or wash your dishes, then you surely have an issue with your water heater. You may also have a malfunctioning water heater if you notice water that is cloudy or has a metallic taste or smell. Water heaters can be dangerous to work with for anyone who is inexperienced with how they work. So let a plumber be the one to fix your water heater or install a new one.
New Plumbing Installations
Whether you’re changing out your old toilets or adding more pipes, a plumber is the best choice for any new plumbing installation. Plumbing fixtures that are not installed properly can lead to costly damage to your home.