Do You Really Need to Call a Plumber? Here’s How to Tell

18/09/2017 16:55

You enjoy tackling a good do-it-yourself project, so when something goes wrong with your home’s plumbing, you pull out your tools and get to work. Although this might work in some instances, there are many cases where you should still have the help of a professional plumber. If you aren’t sure whether you should call a plumber, here’s how to tell:

·         Clogged toilet – Initially, you might think that clogged toilet just needs a few good plunges. However, if this doesn’t get your toilet back to normal, you could have a serious blockage that requires the expertise of a plumber.

·         Low water pressure—There are many issues that can contribute to low water pressure in your home, like clogged pipes and plumbing leaks. Call a plumber if you aren’t sure why the water pressure in your home dropped all of a sudden.

·         Colorful water – Having something other than clean, clear water come out of your faucet is alarming. Have a plumber come over as soon as possible if your water is yellow, brown, or a bluish-green color when it comes out of the tap.

·         Slow drains—It’s nearly inevitable that over time, your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or bathtub will start draining slower than normal. Resist the urge to use chemical drain cleaners, as these can damage your pipes, and call a plumber to help you find and eliminate the clog.

On top of all these signs, have a plumber come and take a look at your plumbing issue if you aren’t sure about what to do. Your plumbing system will thank you!