When To Call a Plumber?

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When To Call a Plumber?

When to call a plumberWhen it comes to home care, there are small fixes and there are large fixes.

A clogged toilet, for example, can be a small fix if all one needs is a handy plunger to resolve the issue.

A burst pipe behind some drywall, on the other hand, can be a major fix.

We understand that some people enjoy doing their housework themselves, however, when it comes to major fixes in the house, let us handle the heavy work.

Contacting a professional plumber will save you from wasting money, time and effort.

Do-it-yourself projects can lead to causing property damage, more money on future repairs, personal injuries and more importantly, some tasks require special licenses to perform.

If your plumbing is experiencing one of the following issues, it is time to call a plumber.

No Hot Water

It’s frustrating to have no hot water in the shower or even throughout the whole house.

In a best-case scenario, the pilot light to the house’s water heater went out. If this is the issue, it’s an easy fix, and simply requires the pilot light to be lit again.

If this step fails, it might be a bigger fix.

A water heater failure could be the result of multiple issues, all of which need the expertise of a plumber including:

  • The thermocouple may need to be replaced
  • The gas control or burner assembly might be damaged.
  • The water heater is leaking

Without proper tools and knowledge, attempting to fix these issues yourself could lead to personal injuries, further damage to the devices and even damage to your home.

More importantly, it can even result in natural gas leaking into the house, posing an extreme danger to you and your family.

Blocked Pipes

If back-ups are regular or severe, it could be the sign of a blocked sewage pipe.

This could be caused by any number of things, like a clog of build-ups, non-flushable items or invading tree roots.

Fixing a blocked sewage pipe can be a messy task and should only be handled by a professional.

Trying to fix a blocked sewage pipe improperly could lead to sewage spillage, resulting in thousands in property damage and loss of property value.

Not only would this affect your property, but it might potentially cause damage to your neighbourhood’s sewer lines as well.

Furthermore, home methods like blockage-busting chemicals could destroy a septic tank’s fragile microbe ecosystem, causing an even worse problem.

Professional plumbers have the tools and knowledge necessary to accurately find a blockage and remove it with as little damage to the property and surrounding area as possible.

Burst Pipes

A burst pipe is another example of a major inconvenience with no easy solution.

Water damage to drywall and lack of water pressure are both signs of a burst pipe.

Age can lead to a broken pipe, but a frozen pipe burst is another common cause in winter in Alberta.

As water freezes during the winter, the water line expands which can result in breaking the pipe.

Small mistakes have large consequences in pipe repair.

Forgetting to shut off the water supply or properly repair a pipe can lead to severe home damage and flooding.

Additionally, a burst pipe can be difficult to detect as it can be along the yard, underneath your house foundation or behind your walls.

A plumber can accurately detect a burst pipe or leak and quickly mitigate property damage.

If water has entered sensitive areas of your house, a plumber can also provide expert advice on additional repairs you might require.

Major Applications

Homes are constantly being updated with new features and appliances which require a professional plumber to install.

It is highly recommended to contact a professional plumber during a remodel or renovation as additional plumbing and upgrades might be required.

Relocating items during a renovation like a sink, dishwasher or bath will require expert knowledge to install lines and drains.

Furthermore, some installations require a license or permit to complete.

Let Us Handle the Heavy Lifting

Consulting a professional will save you a lot of headaches and prevent you from any potential injuries, damages to your home, or legal issues.

Doing it yourself without the proper training isn’t worth it.

We pride ourselves in providing reliable service.

Let us save you a tremendous amount of time and money by contacting us for plumbing repairs and installation.

2019-04-29T15:32:31-06:00 Plumbing, Tips & Guides|