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Common Reasons To Call A Plumber

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  • 11-10-2021
Common Reasons To Call A Plumber

When Should I Call A Plumber

It seems like there are a million and one things that can go wrong with household plumbing. Each one is an inconvenience at best or a catastrophe at worst. That's why when you feel that your plumbing isn't working correctly or you have a leak that you think will cause lasting damage to your home, you need to call a plumber.

Here are just some of the most common reasons to call a plumber to keep your house in tip-top shape.

What better way to save on high repair costs than to avoid them altogether? General maintenance around the house can be anything from checking pipes and fixtures yourself for any damage to calling in a plumber for a more in-depth investigation of your homes plumbing systems. 

It's a great idea to contact a plumber on a semi-regular basis to check your drains, pipes, water heater and central heating systems. Doing so will allow you to catch plumbing issues early so that you can repair them on the cheap rather than have them break entirely and potentially cause even more damage to your home. 

It's usually a lot cheaper to have a professional plumber perform general maintenance than to call them in an emergency to replace your broken boiler. As a bonus, maintaining your plumbing quality will likely save you a pretty penny on your water bill.

Low water pressure is a common problem with a lot of potential causes. It can occur due to a problem with your local water supplier, in which case there isn't much you can do about it but more often, it is a case of debris blocking your water inlet pipes. 

Having low water pressure will negatively affect every water-based fixture in your house, such as your bath and toilet and can potentially cause permanent damage to your central heating.

This is another one of the common reasons why homeowners should call a plumber, as while cleaning out a pipe may seem like a simple job, there is a lot that could go wrong and get messy very quickly, but a professional plumber will have it sorted out in no time.

Probably the most common household complaint is one of leaky taps and dripping faucets. Their incessant dripping can keep you up at night, and if you aren't confident in your DIY skills to open the tap up to see what's wrong, it's no wonder people commonly call plumbers to deal with it. 

Leaky pipes can be another matter entirely. Depending on where the leak is and how bad it is, you could be looking at a variety of nasty problems such as mould and water damage. In extreme cases, water pooling has even been known to cause a roof to collapse. Your best bet is to call a plumber if you think you have a leak. Whether in the sink or the walls, it's better to be safe than sorry.

Having your toilet break for any reason is always a nightmare. After all, when nature calls, there isn't much you can do about it, so having the loo out of commission is bound to ruin your day. Fixing the toilet is a common reason to call a plumber, and one of the most common problems that need fixing is then the water in the toilet won't stop running. 

While most toilets aren't exactly rocket science, and most of their common issues can be resolved without a professional, this particular one can have some rather complex reasons as to why it's happening that would require a plumbers expertise to fix

Most people don't consider the fact that drains are quite sensitive bits of plumbing. They don't like it when stuff gets into them that shouldn't be there. These things can be food, grease, hair and even debris from nature or tree roots. All of these things will clog drains and pipes and either slow or stop the water flow.

While there are hundreds of commercial drain cleaning solutions that claim to be able to end all clogs once and for all, the reality is that these are temporary solutions that don't solve the root of the issue. Calling a plumber is the best way to guarantee that whatever is causing your drains to get clogged is removed promptly.

Some people relish the thought of a cold shower in the morning and consider it the best way to prepare for the day ahead. The rest of us don't. That's why when the hot water stops working; most people call the plumber before you can say "ice bath".

Naturally, the shower isn't the only thing affected by a lack of hot water in the home. Depending on what part of the hot water system was compromised, everything from the kitchen fixtures to your central heating system could cease to function. 

This is typically not the sort of issue that some duct tape and elbow grease can fix, as most of the time, the fault lies with the boiler. When dealing with any problem that involves gas or electricity, you must call a professional before attempting anything on your own.

What are Emergency Plumbing Situations

It's all well and good if we keep saying to call a plumber if anything goes wrong, but when a pipe bursts or the toilet falls off its hinges and starts spraying prodigious amounts of water everywhere, picking up the phone probably won't be the first thing on your mind. 

It is handy to know what you can do to mitigate the damage before calling emergency plumbing services in such an emergency plumbing situation. This can make their job easier and possibly save your kitchen or bathroom.

The main thing you need to know is how to stop the immediate issue, this is usually the spraying water, but in a gas-based emergency, the procedure is the same if a little more time-sensitive.

Turning off your water and or gas supply at the mains should be the first thing you do. For your water supply, there are several shut-off valves. 

The ones located near fixtures should stop said fixture from receiving water but allow the rest of the house to function. Outside, by the water meter, there should be another shut-off valve that will cut the water supply to the whole house.

The same thing applies to gas. Learning the locations of your gas shut-off valves is critical in case of an emergency. The main difference in this kind of emergency is that you must immediately vacate the premises once you have shut off the gas for your safety.

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