Knowing When to Call a Plumber

This can be a bit of a tricky issue. In fact, it fills a surprising number of homeowners with anxiety. You want to call a plumber when you are really in need of their services. Some minor plumbing issues you can take care of on your own, especially if you are a DIY type individual. Fixing your own plumbing issues not only feels good, it saves you money as well! However, if you don’t call a professional when you really need one, disaster could ensue.

Persistent Shower Clog

A shower which is draining slowly is a massive annoyance and inconvenience. If you have already tried a number of home clog busting techniques but the clog is persisting, it is time to call a professional. Clogs in the shower are not going to fix themselves over time, they are only going to get worse. A full clog could cause problems elsewhere in your plumbing system.

Persistent Faucet Drips

Here is another minor plumbing problem that may seem like nothing more than an annoyance. The EPA has reported that even a minor leak, just 1 drip per second, can result in 3,000 gallons of water waste in a single year. That isn’t just hurting the environment, it is hurting you every month on your utility bill. If you are unable to fix the drip by tightening a few things, it is time to call a professional plumber.

Got No Flow

Low water pressure could be a sign of a much larger plumbing problem. Diagnosing the cause of this on your own is going to be almost impossible.  It could be linked to a leak, or could be the result of mineral buildup. Who knows! If you are consistently experiencing low water pressure, you should have a professional plumber come out. They will be able to diagnose your problem, and have you back to flowing in no time.

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