What To Do When You Have Plumbing Problems

21/06/2017 16:34

In some cases, especially if you are a DIY enthusiast, commercial and residential plumbing problems can be taken care of without assistance. However, more often than not, an expert plumber will be required for more serious problems.


So how do you know when you need to call a plumber?


1. Emergencies

Most plumbing problems turn into emergencies very quickly. A burst water heater or pipe will require a plumber immediately. It is best to call out an emergency plumber in these situations to attend to your immediate needs and make more permanent repairs later.


2. Blocked Drains

A water outlet that is draining away slowly or not at all probably means that the drain or pipes are blocked. This can normally dealt with using a strong drain cleaner to clear away built up soap scum, grease and grime as well as debris in the drainage system and a plunger.


If this fails to unblock the drain, you will need to call a plumber. Toilets that are blocked and cannot be resolved with a plunger may also require a plumber. Where a blockage cannot be located, it is best to get expert assistance.


For external drainage pipes that are situated outdoors, a plumber with specialist equipment will definitely be required. The main reason for these type of blockages is tree roots growing into the pipes which require specialized tools to remove. Repairs to the pipe may also need to be made.


3. Leaks

Most faucet leaks can be repaired by replacing a washer or seal or tightening the spigot. However, if this does not resolve the leak, it is advisable to call a plumber to assess what the problem is and make the necessary repairs.


It is recommended to have the number of a residential and commercial plumber in Mooresville, NC or anywhere else you are from, handy to assist you with any plumbing problems as needed.