A clogged toilet. A slow-draining sink. Not a problem, right? You take pride in being able to repair these minor issues yourself with just a couple simple tools and few minutes. But what about other plumbing problems in your home? Unless you are a plumbing expert, there are times when you really need to pick up the phone and call someone who is a professional. Occasionally a simple plumbing problem leads to a complicated and expensive repair job if your attempt at DIY makes it worse.
Don’t risk it. Know when you can’t do it yourself.
Five Plumbing Issues When You Need an Expert
Broken pipes can lead to flooding and major repair work. The exact location of a broken pipe is often difficult to pinpoint. Pipes can crack underground or in your walls, and only a professional will be able to find and repair the problem without causing more damage. Usually, the reason pipes burst is due to cold temperatures. This happens regularly when water freezes inside of a poorly insulated pipe. Make sure that all your pipes have the proper level of insulation to prevent this from happening to you.
Low water pressure is not only annoying, but it is sometimes a sign something else is wrong with your plumbing. Many times it is easy to fix low water pressure by fully opening the water meter or main shut-off valves. But other times, the reason may not be quickly apparent. Scale buildup in older homes will cause low water pressure. If this is the case in your home, you will need a professional plumber to replace your home’s entire plumbing system.
No hot water in your entire home is definitely a time when you should talk with a plumber. It is not the time to start playing MacGyver and messing around with your water heater in order to jerry-rig something. Water heaters are dangerous appliances. They are either hooked up to a gas line or connected to your home’s electrical system and attempting to fix one can cause serious personal injury or may result in property damage.
A constant clog is perhaps more dangerous than you think. Sometimes it is a warning that your home’s sewer pipe is broken. If this is the case, your home and property can become contaminated with raw sewage — something no one wants. Most clogs are caused by people trying to dispose of things improperly. Never pour something down the drain or flush something down the toilet which you shouldn’t.
Installing a new appliance like a washer or a hot tub requires the help of a licensed plumber. Never try to complete your own major plumbing project on your own.
Do you need a plumber now right now? Big B’s Plumbing in Temecula, CA is available 24-hours a day for your convenience and peace of mind. All of Big B’s Plumbing’s plumbers are licensed, insured and capable of taking care of all of your residential or commercial plumbing needs. Call 951-719-4507 to schedule service today!