For a lot of homeowners, knowing when to call the plumber is tricky. While there’s plenty of information available online that can help guide you through almost any plumbing issue, not all of the information is accurate. In fact, some of the information you’ll find online is just plain wrong. And, when it comes to plumbing, spending hours and hours trying to figure out how to fix the issue is as frustrating as it is problematic.
You don’t have to look for to find stories of homeowners actually making plumbing issues much worse because they’re trying to DIY.
While there are several simple tasks you can do around your home just fine, the following is a list of issues that warrant a call to our team of professional plumbers.
- Gurgling sounds. When you hear gurgling coming from your dishwasher, toilet, or washing machine, there’s a good chance that you have an issue with your drain. To know for sure, call a professional. They can help you check the condition of your drain and pinpoint exactly where the problem is. To play it safe, turn off the water to your house so that your system doesn’t start to back up and cause damage inside of your home.
- Water in your pipes. If none of your household appliances are being used and you hear water coming through your pipes, there’s a chance that you have a leak. You can do a bit of investigating to see where the leak might be happening (looking for wet or brown spots), but it’s important to call a professional plumber as quickly as possible. Some leaks can be fixed on your own, but several types of leaks (especially those in internal components of your tank) need to be repaired by a pro.
- Low water pressure. If you’re experiencing reduced water pressure, it could be that you just have a lot of junk accumulated. Unfortunately, low water pressure can also be a result of a broken pipe or a waterline that has been completely eroded. These issues are much more serious than too much gunk, so be sure to call a professional right away.