Plumbing problems are one of the most common household problems often stemming from clogs or corrosion. Some plumbing problems may seem like a quick fix until you find yourself literally in waist deep water. We all like to save money by doing it ourselves. There are times problems that seem simple to fix progress from bad to worse with no indication until it is too late. So when should you call a plumber? Here is a list of the most common plumbing problem you should call a professional plumber to fix.
You have no water
Yes, not even a drop. First thing you need to do is check in with the neighbors if they have the same problem. A plumber can help you narrow down who to call for your neighbourhood. If it is only your property with no water then it is time to call a professional plumber. They will check to see if the cause is frozen pipes, major leaks, backups or problems with the water main. A professional plumber will also check if the water is leaking in the walls, which can cause major structural damage.
Low water pressure
Your water does not flow has considerably slowed down; it is probably time to call the plumber. There are two main reasons for low water pressure. If the issue is a clogged faucet, the aerator may need a good cleaning to clear the sediment. If low water pressure is from multiple faucets, it could be a more significant problem. Best to have a professional plumber investigate.
Drains will not drain
Clogs are common and often fixed with a plunger with some good old muscle power. If you find yourself trying to unclog a drain for hours that consistently backs up, you should call a plumber. A professional plumber have in their tool kit equipment and cameras to locate the root of the problem and fix it.
If you have constant drips from your faucets after use, it could be an indication of a major problem. Drip problems can be fixed by tightening or replacing the bracket. A steady drip might be from a cracked pipe, or an element installed incorrectly. Either way contact a professional plumber to troubleshoot and come up with a solution.
If your house stinks like sewage and it is not your garbage it might be a good time to call a professional plumber to find out why. The issue could be drainpipes are not ventilating properly and have clogged over time. This causes backups and could be the reason your home stinks. A professional plumber has the tools and expertise where to look and fix the stinky problem.
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