When You Should Turn To A Professional Plumber

Posted on: 4 December 2014

When it comes to plumbing, everyone thinks that they are the expert. And while there are some jobs that may not be that difficult to do on your own, there are some jobs that really are best left to the expert. Yes, you can probably swap out a faucet or change a leaky shower head, but some major jobs you just want to be sure that you're calling in the help of a professional plumber.

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can be a major headache to a homeowner. They are an inconvenience, and can cause a big mess if you don't take care of the problem as soon as you discover the pipes are frozen, because eventually, frozen pipes can burst. 

Do not give into the urge to use a space heater, blow dryer, or even blow torch to thaw out the pipes. While you're waiting for a plumber to arrive, turn off the water in the event that the pipes do burst. Make sure your house is warm enough in order to prevent other pipes from freezing. 

Water Heater Repair

Water heaters will need to be repaired and replaced a few different times throughout the ownership of your home. There are some fixes that may be relatively small, but some that can be complex. Water heaters can become clogged with sediment, especially if your water comes from a well, or they can corrode, or stop working altogether because of their age. Signs of a water heater going bad are a rise in your utility bill because your heater is having to work harder, bad water quality, or noise when the heater operates, which is an indication of scale build-up.

Low Water Pressure

When you find that the water pressure in your home is low, there are a number of different reasons that can cause this the water pressure to be low,such as a leak somewhere in your plumbing, corrosion in the pipes or debris buildup in the plumbing system, which can lead to blockage inside the pipes. While you may not be able to find the cause on your own, try to rule out any leaks while you're waiting for help to arrive. 

Plumbers are licensed professionals in their craft, and this is because it takes certain training and qualification to be a plumber. If you don't have that training or qualification, call your local plumber for any plumbing issues.