Plumbing problems inevitably happen but there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. While issues such as a clogged drain or a leaky bathroom faucet can be tackled on your own, there will be plumbing issues that require professional help. Also, these tasks may require tools that help professionals complete the job quickly and more efficiently but might intimidate the average homeowner.
Here are 3 signs you need to call local plumbers, instead of attempting to fix things on your own:
1. There’s no hot water
A faulty or deteriorated dip tube could be the culprit if there’s no hot water coming out of the shower. The temperature control on your water heater is worth checking, too.
However, if all other faucets in the house have running hot water, the problem probably involves your shower components. Does hot water cool quickly? Your water tank may have burner issues.
As a homeowner, it can be daunting (and risky) to attempt fixing the problem without the help of a qualified, experienced plumber.
2. The faucets are dripping
When the sink is dripping or leaking out of the faucet, the seal inside the faucet head is the likely cause of the problem. Aside from a loose O ring, corrosion in the valve seat or a worn out washer or gasket may cause the water to drip or run through.
While homeowners can attempt to fix the issue on their own, there’s the risk of damaging a component in the faucet system if you don’t know what you’re doing. Seasoned plumbers, on the other hand, know how to properly fix the dripping faucet without compromising other elements in the process.
Also, removing a corroded valve seat will require a seat wrench, and the average homeowner won’t have this tool at home. In cases like this, calling a local plumber can save you from wasting time and money.
3. Your showerhead is leaking
Worn or damaged inner seals may result in a leaking showerhead.
With a compression-style shower that’s leaking when it’s turned off, the worn washer in the assembly is probably the issue. If replacing these parts on your own didn’t work, of if you’re not confident in carrying out the task at hand, it’s time to contact a professional ASAP.
Untreated shower leaks are annoying and can get expensive to repair. Water coming from a leaking shower may lead to mold growth, since it tends to stay in the corners of the bathroom. Moisture will also accumulate in your walls, and this can lead to bigger problems.
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Tackling plumbing issues doesn’t have to wear you out, when our local plumbers are here to help. We’re all certified, experienced, and knowledgeable when it comes to taking care of plumbing issues, no matter how simple and complicated they get.
You deserve to feel safe and comfortable in your home, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any plumbing help. CONTACT US to schedule an appointment through our app or online.
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