Many people take pride in their ability to handle various do-it-yourself (DIY) tasks at home, such as mowing the lawn, fixing appliances, and even repairing the plumbing system. Although it is advisable to try and resolve some minor domestic hitches, some problems require specialized help. If you are a homeowner, sometimes the cost of hiring a professional plumber might be off-putting.
However, if you notice the following telltale signs, do not hesitate to call one immediately.
During extreme winter conditions, you might find your pipes hindered by frozen water. Mostly, the cold weather causes the water to solidify inside the pipes leaving your home dry. Often the pipe will burst, leaving a hole and a leak. The problem might also affect your drainage system; thereby stagnating your seweage disposal system and hence rendering your entire plumbing system a health hazard. As much as you would like to try to fix this, it is advisable to call a professional plumber immediately — preferably one in your locality. For instance, if you live in Texas, you can search for companies offering sewer line repair in Leander using the internet. You can trace the closest options using Google maps.
Although some water supply problems are pretty normal, some major plumbing faults might cause dangerous and persistent issues. First, you might be getting poor quality water — that is unsafe, unclean and unhealthy water. This could be caused by supply network pipe breakages or supply/drainage crashes. Secondly, you might start having temperature setting problems with your water heater — pitting you at risk of incurring scalding water burns. Thirdly, you might be receiving inadequate water in your home for a long period of time. In all these instances, do not hesitate to call a reputable plumber for assistance.
If you start noticing “weeping” or “sweating” walls, floors and ceilings in your home, you might be facing a major leak in your interior plumbing system. Interior leaks can also cause toilets to overflow and faucets to drip even when shut off. Interior leaks require specialized skills and special equipment to access and fix. Call a plumber as soon as possible to avoid your entire plumbing system at risk.
Drainage systems are some of the most vulnerable parts in a plumbing system. From sinks to bathtubs and even toilets, clogged drains are a common scare at home. Although you can resolve minor clogging issues with a plunger, sometimes you require a professional to remove a jammed item that might be struck too deep in the sewerage system for your plunger. Also, some clogging problems might be caused by broken, caved-in pipes or frozen water problems. In each case, a professional plumber will come in handy.
If you notice a soggy spot on your lawn, you are advised to trend carefully and lightly on the surrounding surface. Most likely, there is a leaking pipe underneath and it could be one of your water supply pipes or one of the drainage or sewage pipes. Also, this could be an indication of a swallow hole that could be under your plumbing system. Regardless of the cause, an outdoor plumbing problem requires urgent and expert fixing. Call a plumber as soon as possible.