A lot of homeowners try to do their own plumbing. This usually doesn’t work out if it’s a major problem. Most of the time it’s not fixed correctly. Instead of trying to do things yourself, you should call a professional. Having it done right the first time is worth the fee.
Yes, there are some projects you can tackle yourself. A backed-up toilet is an example of one of them. But do you really want to do this type of work? Sometimes it can be quite disgusting. The professionals don’t mind. They’re used to it. Here are the most common problems they tackle.
1- A Clogged Sink
Sinks clog for many different reasons. A common one is too much beauty products down the drain. This can create a build-up that stops the flow of water. To mend this problem without a plumber, you could pour some Drano down the sink. Sometimes this isn’t enough. Especially if what’s clogging your pipe isn’t organic. Drano can only cut through organic material. If you’re not able to fix the problem with some Drano, it’s time to call a professional.
Flooding can ruin a home. Water damage acts quickly and can destroy everything from furniture to hard-wood flooring. It’s best to act on this problem as quickly as possible. To have it remedied in no time at all, you’ll need to call someone who knows what they’re doing. Flooding is often caused by a broken pipe. But it can also be caused by a backed-up toilet or sink. Never let the water fester on the floor. Especially if you have infants. They can drown in an inch of water. So, to be safe have the problem fixed as soon as you possibly can.
3- No Hot Water
This problem can make bathing in the morning extremely unpleasant. Especially if you live in an area that’s cold, or it’s the dead of winter. Hot water problems typically do not require the replacement of the water heater. If it does, this can run you somewhere between $900 to $3,000. Typically, a simple repair can be made. A repair cost much less at only a few hundred dollars. Of course, this depends on the type of repair that needs to be made.
It can be difficult to install a toilet if you don’t know what you’re doing. Sometimes when the old one breaks it has to be replaced though. Or you could just be doing it because you think it’s time to remodel. A plumber would be happy to install it for you. They’re also used to installing faucets and pipes. It doesn’t matter what your remodeling needs are. You’ll be able to find a plumber to help you achieve your dream look for your bathroom or kitchen.
5- Leaking Faucet
A leaking faucet can cost a home owner a lot of money. You are responsible for paying your water bill. The water leaking from that faucet is going to waste. Yet, you will still be charged for it. A plumber can easily fix any leaking faucet. However, you may need to have it replaced if it does not stay repaired.
There’s More that Could be Wrong
These are simply the five most common calls a plumber gets. Customers call in about all different sorts of problems. Usually, they are among the ones above. But if they aren’t, an experienced plumber should still be able to handle it. Some problems can be fixed without them. But at some point, everyone must call a professional plumber to fix something in their home.