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5 Plumbing Issues You Need a Professional to Fix

Having clean, running, and hot water is essential for any household, not to mention that the kitchen and bathroom are probably some of the most important areas of one’s home. As such, keeping these rooms in peak condition, as one should with their plumbing, is necessary.

Although it is something many people care about, sometimes problems that are beyond one’s control might arise such as clogging, leaks, low water pressure, or the lack of hot water. While in some cases homeowners are skilled enough to fix these problems on their own, using the tools they might have, other times, these issues are best left to a professional.

After all, no matter how much of a skilled handyman one might be, not having the proper knowledge, training, and even tools can often turn an easily fixable problem into a much bigger one.

So, the next time you think about handling a plumbing problem on your own, consider whether you will truly be able to fix it or will it simply be better to immediately call an expert. If you are unsure of what kind of damages this entails, here are some of the most common ones you should most definitely call a plumber for.

Leaks

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Finding out your faucet is leaking might be a pain but is something that is easily fixed if you can detect the source. However, if after the intervention you still have a leaky faucet, it might be time to call an expert.

Sometimes, the damage is much less evident such as a bad valve seat, old cartridge, or a worn-out O-ring. A plumber can try and stop the leakage, although in some cases you might end up having to replace it.

When it comes to your toilet, it is best to immediately call an expert. If there is leaking at the base, the wax ring needs replacement, something that is difficult and time-consuming to do on your own. If there is constant running water, your plumber might need to replace the rubber diaphragm seal.

The same goes for leaky pipes, so if you notice any signs, you should not hesitate to make a call. Common signs include wet spots on your walls or ceiling, mold and mildew, musty smells, and higher than usual water bills.

Pipes

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Once installed into your home, pipes are guaranteed to last a long time.  However, everything has an expiration date and so do they. As soon as your pipes start to wear down, it might be time to get new ones. This is something that you should never try doing on your own, as it is not only time-consuming but can also lead to a huge mess.

If you are considering remodeling your bathroom or kitchen and would like to move the sink, bathtub, toilet, or shower elsewhere, you will also need to relocate your pipes, something a plumber should be in charge of.

And perhaps one of the biggest pipe issues might occur during winter and extremely cold weather. Pipes might freeze and burst, causing immense water damage to your home. This is an emergency that needs immediate attention and is no work for an amateur.

Luckily, many plumbing services offer same-day emergency dispatch, so they will be able to help you as soon as you give them a call. If you are interested in learning more, you can find additional information here.

Plumbing Installations

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When it comes to installing a new toilet, sink, or any other fixture, technically, it is something you can do. Yet, that does not mean it is the best action to take. Although it can surely save you some money, think carefully about whether you will be able to get the job done well or not. After all, failing to install it properly will only waste more of your time and you will end up paying for the service anyway.

This also applies to when you are installing a water heater and most importantly to new plumbing installations, especially if you are building a new home. Even though it is easy to get carried away decorating your interior, you should still make sure that all the building fundamentals are strong. This means finding a trusted and reputable professional to take care of your plumbing system.

Waterline Break

The underground water line that supplies your household with water is highly pressurized, meaning that even the slightest leak might cause issues and lower the water pressure in your home suddenly.

It is not uncommon for them to break over the years, but if you ever notice a sudden pressure drop or see large pools of water forming in your front yard, it usually means the waterline has broken. In such cases, it is advisable to immediately call a professional so they can assess the situation and fix the problem before it causes major damages to your property.

Sewer Backup

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Probably the worst thing that can happen to you is experiencing a clogged sewer sending all the waste back into your home. Besides being rather disgusting, the waste is also full of bacteria, meaning that it poses danger to your health.

A clogged sewer is not something you can deal with by yourself since more often than not, special tools are required for unclogging it and cleaning it up. Call your plumber as soon as you can and let them help you quickly deal with the issue, so you will not have to worry about it for longer than what is necessary.

Conclusion

Although some smaller plumbing problems can easily be dealt with, the best way to ensure that everything is done properly is to hire a professional company to do the job for you. After all, these experts have received training and possess a wide knowledge of the matter.

Instead of making things worse, find a reputable company to take care of it. Besides, this will also give you peace of mind since you will not have to worry about experiencing the same issue anytime soon.

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