TIMES WHEN YOU NEED TO CALL A PLUMBER ASAP
In our fast-moving lives of today, we consider plumbing to be something trivial and we do not pay heed to our plumbing problems. This often leads to some pretty serious situations. To prevent a situation where you have to pay a large amount of money to get your plumbing system fixed, you should look for signs of damage early on, and call a plumber to fix it immediately.
It costs less to keep your plumbing system well maintained and repair any damage before it gets out of hand. If you leave the damage unresolved, your plumbing might give up on you at the most inconvenient time, as is usually the case. To save yourself from the embarrassment of being met with a plumbing problem when you have guests over, you should call an expert when you see the first sign of damage.
So, if you notice the slightest of an issue in your plumbing, reach out to a professional, who can help you solve the issue quickly and efficiently, and most importantly, on time.
If you do not pay attention to the damages in the early stages, and let the damage worsen, your plumbing system will cost you a great deal more to repair than if you would have gotten it fixed on time. Your ignorance will cost you many times the money you could pay for prompt maintenance.
Cracks in the Pipes
If your plumbing pipes have cracks or fissures in them, you might want to call a plumber. This usually occurs in the winters, when the water in the pipes starts to freeze, upon which it expands, causing the pipe to break. These cracks are usually very hard to locate since they are usually hidden from plain sight. They are usually beneath the foundation of the house, or behind the walls.
If you try to locate the location of damage yourself, you might not be able to do so quickly. This means that all the while that you’re looking for the leak, water is leaking through the pipes, even if you have turned off the main supply. Water might also seep into those parts that have electrical wiring, increasing the danger tenfold. On the contrary, a plumber equipped with the right tools, can easily locate and start controlling the damage. In this case, not hiring a professional will just lead to water wastage, which then further leads to skyrocketing water bills.
Water leakages can be a real mess if left untreated. They can also weaken the foundation of your home and promote the growth of mold since the water seeps into the walls and foundation. It is thus essential to call a professional.
Decreased Water Pressure
A decrease in water pressure can be caused by a number of things. Sediments stuck in the tap can be one of them. This problem is easily solved, but if the problem remains after you have cleaned your faucet, the wisest thing to do would be to call a plumber. Another reason behind the low pressure of water can be that you have the wrong size of pipe installed. Or sometimes, a leaking pipe also causes the pressure to reduce. All these issues need the assistance of a skilled, professional.
It is imperative that you pay heed to all such indications of reduced water pressure. In order to prevent serious damage and humongous water bills, you should get these problems fixed at your earliest.
Obstruction in the Sewage Line
An obstructed sewage line is a problem no one wants to face, let alone fix on their own. Hearing odd sounds while doing your laundry, or having to endure the pungent, foul smell emanating from your toilets and sinks, can be pretty embarrassing and jarring. But these are all indications that your sewage line is blocked.
This blockage can be caused by a tree root, as it often is, which grows into the sewage line. It can also be because you flushed something down the toilet which should not have been flushed. Usually, when there is some obstruction, even a small one, more residue starts to amass there, completely blocking the line. If sewage obstructions aren’t dealt with by calling a plumber, don’t be surprised to experience back-flow, or overflow, and other nasty problems that can be really hard to fix later.
An even more catastrophic and dangerous thing could be you trying to mend the line yourself. The chemicals used for unclogging the lines can cause the line to rupture and leak, exposing this sewage to the inhabitants of the house. It can also seep into the walls of your house, causing them to stink.
Not only are you and your house at risk, but this might also affect your neighbors who have nothing to do with this mess. Sewage lines are usually connected, so this might also cause them damage. A plumber, can save you – and your neighbors – a lot of money and hassle.
Back flowing sewage is a very critical problem, which can also turn extremely messy if not treated in time.
Leakage of Gas
If you detect the characteristic rotten egg smell of gas, or if you see a broken gas pipe, you should call a professional right away. A professional can help solve the problem before it escalates. This situation could otherwise be fatal. A sudden increase in your gas bills might also indicate a gas leak. Under any circumstance, you should not try to deal with it your own. Instead, call a professional who will be able to handle such an issue.
It is much more costly, and often inconvenient, to call a plumber when the damage has gotten out of hand, and you are left with no choice but to call the plumber to fix it. Instead of waiting for the last hour, you should frequently get your plumbing system checked by a professional plumber and save yourself the hassle and money.
In addition, a well-maintained plumbing system ensures that the standard of water is maintained. Regular inspection also keeps over billing at bay.
A professional is the solution to all your plumbing problems. At Mr. Drain Plumbing, you can find experienced, skilled, and authorized professionals, who can repair any kind of damage professionally, efficiently, and on time. Call us at 510-257-1329 to book your appointment and have a professional visit your house.