When Do You Need to Call a Plumber?

Playing the role as handyman may seem like the right route to take, but will a few twists of your wrench ALWAYS fix that leaky faucet? Unfortunately, it won’t. Where there are moments that a quick fix can be done to our toilets and pipework, there are also times that it’s necessary to have a plumber present.

Here’s when you know it’s time to dial up a plumber:

Frozen Pipes

The best route to saving your pipes is to seek professional help. When you notice pipes have frozen, close the main water valve and open a neighboring faucet before potentially thawing the pipe. Make sure you check to see if the pipe has already broken or burst. If it’s either of these cases, you should contact a plumber ASAP. Thawing a pipe tends to be a bit scary, so it’s ideal to hire your plumber to simply replace a section of your frozen pipe rather than just thawing it out.

Sewer Line

You’ve tried every attempt you can just to get your sewer line to drain properly, yet it still won’t operate. Call a plumber, because it’s highly likely that you have a bad plug in your line that is running directly into your main sewer.  Sewer issues tend to be very messy, especially with the water and waste seeping into your home.  Allow a plumber to treat these issues, as they have all the correct equipment that can clog and get rid of your sewage problems.

Lack of Hot Water

Walking in to a cold shower is a nightmare for most people. Unless you can physically see your hot water tank leaking, treating this problem is difficult to do on your own. Contact your plumber to figure out whether this problem is because of a bad heating element, a defect in your thermostat, a blown fuse, or even a bad overload switch. From here, your plumber will let you know if you need a new heater or if your current heater should be repaired.

Low Water Pressure

Occasionally, treating some water pressure problems can be simple. However, this may not always be the case.  If you have a line blocked with debris or rust, low water pressure from a well or your city’s water supply, or even just a poor supply-line, a plumber needs to be called. The sooner you consult a plumber about your low water pressure, the more money you’ll be saving in the long run.