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There are many DIY advice and plumbing tutorials out there that will give you the confidence to fix your plumbing problem yourself. Before you fix a plumbing problem, it’s important to consider the nature and severity of the plumbing problem first. If a simple wrench can fix the problem, then you can always DIY. However, if the plumbing problem already exceeds your own DIY knowledge, then it’s time to leave it at the hands of a professional.
Fixing plumbing problems at the hands of a non-expert can exacerbate it further.
Full-blown problems can be disastrous and frustrating. Avoid the full waterworks and know when it’s time to call in a plumber.
Below are the different plumbing problems and the ways a professional can help.
Fluctuations in Water Pressure
Does your faucet produce a noticeably thin trickle of water? It can be frustrating if you’re hurrying to finish your shower or have piles of dishes to wash. Aside from keeping you from doing your chores, you know in the back of your mind that there must be something wrong with your plumbing system. Low water pressure is often a problem in older homes and can be caused by the buildup of sediment on aerators.
You cannot identify the causes of low water pressure precisely by yourself; the clogging of pipelines may occur in a deep area and will be hard to fix by yourself. Thus, it’s important not to DIY since there’s a tendency that you can exacerbate the problem and cause more damage.
Your plumber will have the tools necessary to understand the reason behind low or fluctuating water pressure. They can figure out the cause and fix it. Hiring a plumber with adequate expertise will have your pipes properly functioning in no time.
Flooding on your home can happen for several reasons. You may have a drainage issue, a burst pipe, or extreme rainfall in your area. For whatever reason, you need to call a professional plumber to fix the problem.
Plumbers can help assess the situation and find out its root. Usually, flooding in the house is not just concentrated in one area. Water may run through the rest of the house, causing you severe headaches.
A plumber can properly fix the problem by draining the water and drying the area. Professionals will also have high-grade equipment, such as air scrubbers, that can help promote proper circulation in a room to dry it fast.
Does your water faucet emit water non-stop? If so, then this will reflect on your water bill causing you extra expense. Plus, it’s annoying to hear water dripping at night, especially when you’ve already screwed the faucets tight.
Dripping faucets can be caused by problems in your pipe system or a corroded valve seat. If you’re not an expert in replacing these parts or don’t have the tools, better leave this one to the experts.
Faulty Water Heater
You may suddenly discover that you see droplets of water on your heater, or worse, water collecting around it. You may even find that your shower suddenly goes cold, and the heater is totally not working.
Never DIY this problem. Doing so can cause further damage to your house and even harm to yourself. Plumbers know the proper safety measures in fixing these kinds of problems, and it’s a good idea to hand this concern to the experts.
If you call in a plumber, they’ll be able to accurately discern if you need a replacement or if the problem lies somewhere in your pipe system. With the right equipment, plumbers are super sleuths, and they can help you in the next step of solving your plumbing issues.
A burst pipe is an emergency where you have to call in the professionals quick. Burst pipes are a culmination of leaky pipes that have been dripping for quite some time. Burst pipes can lead to other damage, such as water damage and flooding.
It’s good to pinpoint leaking pipes as early as possible. Burst pipes will require replacing the whole plumbing system, and you’ll need a plumber to know the types of pipes that can be a replacement. Choosing the pipes by yourself can lead you to make wrong choices, which entails additional costs.
Having a plumbing system in good working order gives house owners relief and peace of mind. Investing in professional help is a wise choice if your plumbing system is beginning to sound like and turn out like Halloween night.
Plumbing problems are a real nightmare, and they must be fixed quickly and efficiently to prevent further structural issues in your house and added costs.
Maintaining good habits in your bathroom and kitchens can also give you fewer problems and prolong the lifespan of your plumbing system and fixtures.