There are times when a DIY can be the best route for solving a simple plumbing problem. However, there are more often than not times where the scale of the problem is beyond your expertise, and can only be resolved via professional help.
Thankfully, T&Z’s handyman services offer effective plumbing solutions at good rates to win your satisfaction. We understand the pains of having a water leak in your kitchen, toilet or room, and how it can be extremely inconvenient. In such scenarios, any hope of permanent repairs is bound to make a dent in your bank account. However, knowing when to call in for help can save you plenty of trouble. Be sure to look out for the 4 common signs of a major plumbing problem:
Water flowing in unlikely places
If there is one thing you need to understand about water leakages from the get go, it is that you should never assume it will stay within the confines of your toilet or kitchen area. It is perfectly possible for your plumbing problem to go beyond these areas and cause puddles of water to appear in your basement or on your walls. Even a small amount of leakage is enough to cause major structural damages, which can make it very easy for mold to form and grow.
If you can trace the source of the leak, you may be in a position to take care of it yourself. If you cannot, which is often the case, it is time for you to call professional help.
Never ending drips
If you notice your faucet leaks water drop by drop, do not take it lightly and learn to live with it. Instead, get it fixed by calling a plumber right away. This is because a small amount of leakage can add up to a large water bill at the end of the month. More importantly, a slow dripping faucet can also be a symptom of a much larger plumbing problem in your house. The quicker you call a professional, the better your chances are of keeping your house in order.
Clogged drains or pipes that cannot be removed manually
This is another sign that you’ll need an experienced plumber. Sometimes you can remove clogs easily with a range of substances, such as baking soda. There are also times when equipment can solve the problem, such as a drain cleaning machine or a pump. However, if the clog is difficult to locate this can be a sign that the clog is huge or has affected multiple fixtures.
In such cases, it is advisable to resort to professional plumbing services who can easily help you locate and eliminate the clogs permanently.
Rust or damaged water heater
If your water heater shows signs of rust or damage due to corrosion, you can safely assume a plumbing issue may be the root of the cause. Rust is common wherever there is moisture; but, if you fail to neglect it, it can result in serious damage. Make sure to check for signs of rust or damage due to corrosion which may indicate some sort of leakage.
Be sure to use T&Z for putting an end to your plumbing problems. Our quality handymen have training and expertise to safely repair and solve any of your plumbing issues.