At some point every home owner will need the help of a plumber, busted pipes, clogged drains or leaky faucets are all things that will happen during the time you own your home. Hiring a plumber with the skill and experience to handle any emergency is your best bet. Lots of homeowners try and fix the problem themselves but don’t try and fix your own plumbing but this can end up costing far more in the long run especially if you make a mistake. Before getting in touch with a plumber you should gather some information so as to explain the situation to him in as much detail as possible. If you’re having problems with leaks or blockages or changes in the color of your water let him know.
Blockages in sinks and drains can sometimes be removed fairly easily without calling a plumber, but don’t try and fix the problem if you’re not confident that you can. Try using a regular household plunger first and if that doesn’t work most homeowners then use some type of chemical blockage removal like Drano or liquid plumber. Should the chemical treatments not be successful then chances are that the pipes will need to be taken apart. This is the time where you call a professional plumber, they are best suited to fix the clog since it will require taking apart, sealing and caulking pipe joints. Here is a video showing you how to unclog your drain, if this doesn’t work then call the plumber.
Leaks in your home should be never left untreated, the constant leaking of water can do extensive damage to the wood in your home. You can end up with mold growth and damage to the surrounding structures. You may end up tearing down a ceiling or removing a wall to get to a leaky pipe. Again this is where you want to call a professional plumber, water supplies may need to be shut off and new piping installed. Also when you are working within walls there are other considerations too such as the electrical wiring and plumbers are used to working around them.
If your problem happens to be changes in the color of your water that may be out of the scope of the plumbers job as the problem may be with the town’s water supply. If you have brown or yellowish water, give a call to your local municipality and see if there are issues with the water supply. Normally this is just a temporary problem, but if the municipality has no knowledge of a water problem. Check and see if your neighbors aren’t having a water problem and if they aren’t it’s time to call a plumber.
By hiring an experienced licensed plumber you are assured that the job gets done correctly the first time around. You can be comfortable knowing that water is flowing through your pipes safely without leaks. A good plumber arrives quickly and they are on call 24h a day and are there for you during an emergency. Making sure your water stays running safely.
Clogs and emergencies are not the only time you would want to bring in a professional plumber, many homeowners do renovations and upgrading your plumbing is part of that. Moving from a conventional water heater to a tankless model, or replacing toilets and fixtures can update the look and feel of your home.