Think that you can handle your own plumbing issues? Well that’s good. However, there are times when you should leave things to a professional. Sure, you want to save a few bucks and try things on your own, or maybe you just leave the problem to fix itself. Even if you’re pretty skilled at fixing plumbing problems, you won’t be able to solve all of them.
So here are signs that you need to stop waiting and save your plumbing system by calling a plumber.
Sudden Drop of Water Pressure
Have you noticed there’s a sudden drop of water pressure and can’t figure out why? There can be a wide variety of reasons from a blockage in your piping system to a possibility of a leaking pipe. The solution for fixing this all depends on the reason for low pressure water.
No Hot Water
No hot water immediately means that something has gone wrong with the hot water heater. However, you don’t have to throw the one you have just yet. Unless the heater is at the end of its life, chances are that it can still be fixed. It may be an issue of too much sediments collection inside the water heater.
However, if it is cracked or it’s rusting inside, you’ll need to have it replaced.
Pipe is Blocked
The most basic thing a person does when a pipe is blocked is pour cleansing chemicals in it. However, the downside is that these cleansing chemicals corrode your pipe. These chemicals are acidic in nature, and after certain time, the cleaning solution will create a hole in the pipe.
A plumber will have a high pressured spray that can dislodge the clog without damaging the pipe. If that doesn’t help, he’ll use a camera to identify the spot where the pipe is clogged and deal with it accordingly.
If you have a leaking wall or ceiling, the chances are that a pipe is cracked inside your home. This is definitely not a good thing as the leak will affect the structural integrity of your home. Wood will rot and metal beams will rust.
Fixing a cracked pipe inside your wall is a big hassle, and the last thing you want is to break the wall down to fix it. Thankful, a plumber has a few tricks up his sleeve to solve it without destroying your home. Epoxy piping is one way to fix a broken pipe without replacing it.
No matter how good you are, a plumber will always be better at fixing problems. He has the skill, knowledge, experience and equipment to do so. So take help when you need to.