No home is perfect, no matter how close to your idea of perfect your home actually is. The hard fact is that every home needs maintenance and sometimes your abilities as a homeowner just don’t cover the severity of the issue at hand. This is especially true when you have an emergency maintenance issue such as a problem with your plumbing.
When exactly do you need to call a plumber, though? Well, that depends on your personal experience, but this little guide will walk through five good times to call a plumber for those not in the know.
1. Clogged Sink
A clogged sink is no big deal, right? You simply find a way to unclog it by either snaking the drain or even using chemicals to break down the clog. While you are well within your right to do that, a clogged sink can be a warning sign for even bigger issues to come.
Plus, using chemicals on your sink can actually end up doing more harm than intended. Nobody wants that, so it may not be a terrible idea to phone your local plumber. As they say, “Better safe than sorry!”
2. Flooded Shower or Tub
There are few worse things in the world to wake up late on an important day, only to rush to the shower or tub and find that something has backed up the drain. Talk about a day derailing, right? As you most likely know, this issue is typically caused by the accumulation of hair, dirt, dust, and other things that typically find their way down your drain.
Not only will this wreck your showering schedule, but it can also lead to flooding and water damage. If that isn’t a good reason to call a plumber, then I don’t know what is.
3. Toilet Replacement
I’m sure that more than a few of you are more than capable of replacing a toilet while remodeling a bathroom or replacing the throne, but it is highly advised that you not attempt this by yourself. Yes, you may save a bit of money initially by cutting this corner, but it may just come back to haunt you as time goes on.
See, toilets tend to have a stubborn habit of leaking if not installed properly. This is both pretty gross and can lead to water damage, which is generally not preferable to most folks with a bathroom.
4. Water Heater Replacement
The water heater in your home, you will find, actually helps make your world go round. You’ll never truly appreciate your water heater until you have a good, cold shower at the break of dawn. However, it can be a deceptive foe lying in wait, as it can begin leaking at any time, causing you a heap of issues.
Plus, an older water heater may not be as efficient as newer models that could actually save you money. If your water heater is getting on in years, it is advisable that you replace it with the help of a plumber, who will get the job done in a quick and efficient manner.
5. Dripping Sinks
We have all been there. Laying in bed late at night, focusing on that infernal drip that you swear is mocking you as you silently despair. It’s enough to drive a sane person mad, and it can end up costing you quite a bit of money, as well.
While you’re free to fix this issue yourself, a good plumber will give the issue an experienced hand and may even take a look at the other faucets in your home before they can even think about starting a dripping contest.