There are some plumbing issues that you may be able to resolve on your own, however others can be to much for you to handle without a plumber. There are 5 main issues that you may think you can handle but should always stop and call a plumber immediately when you see any of them.
- Continuous Faucet Drip. In most households there has been a small leak at one point or another. The thought being “it’s really not causing any damage right” ..or is it? It if continues to drip and is left unchecked, this tiny drip can lead to a momentous amount of wasted water. Did you know that a leak of 1 drop of water per second can total up to a wasted amount of 3,000 gallons of water a year! The worst part being, there could be an even bigger plumbing problem that is causing this tiny leak. This is one of those times…don’t be afraid to call a plumber!
- Clogged Bathtub. You must deal with bathtub clogs instantly. These clogs only get worse over time and before you know it you will be left with a ton of standing water in your tub. Calling a plumber will allow him to not only clear the clog but also to check and make sure there isn’t an even bigger problem. Next time, save yourself time and call a plumber when you notice the water is draining slowly verses waiting for a clog to happen.
- Inconsistent Water Pressure. Water pressure that is consistently inconsistent can be a big problem. If it tends to just be one place, like the shower or a certain faucet then it could just be that the mineral build up needs to be cleaned out. However, if it is always high or low there could be a much larger issue with the water supply line. A plumber will know how to diagnose and fix both.
- Frozen Pipes. This is a wintertime horror for plumbers and home owners. In this case it is smarter to call a plumber rather than trying to thaw them yourselves. The plumber can typically prevent the pipe from cracking or busting, which can leave you will a huge disaster and possibly ruining part of your home or your things. Always let the trained professional handle this.
- The Plunger Isn’t Unclogging the Toilet. Apart from burst pipes, nothing is more urgent to a plumber than a toilet clog that a plunger is unable to clear. This major problem could be a sewage line issue. Rather than trying to break the clog up yourself, which typically just leads to more damage, just call a plumber and let them take care of it.
Always remember, your plumber is there for you whether the issue is big or small!