by Steve Barnes
Many homeowners today love to tinker around and make repairs to their home on their own. Some do so to save money on costly repair bills, and others believe they will do a better job than a repair professional. Still others simply take pride in maintaining their property on their own. When it comes to plumbing, there are many easy tasks that homeowners with average do-it-yourself skills can complete without hassle, but there are also times when it is critical to call a plumber to the home. These are three surefire signs that indicate the need for professional plumbing services.
Some homeowners can easily handle a slowly dripping tap or even a minor leak under the sink. These areas are easy to access, and the repair process is often quick and simple as well. However, when you have a major rupture in a pipe, you generally need professional plumbing repair services. Locating the position of the leak inside the walls or slab foundation of the home and making the repair needs to be done using professional-grade equipment and skills, and the work should be done as quickly as possible to minimize damage to the home.
You may attempt to unblock a toilet with a plunger or to snake a blocked drain on your own, and there are times when a homeowner’s efforts in these areas will be successful. However, some blockages are too deep or stubborn to remove on your own, and professional services may be needed. Getting drains and toilets unblocked quickly can minimize the risk of an overflow issues.
Some homeowners may notice a subtle decline in water pressure, and this could be a sign of a serious plumbing problem. When water pressure declines in the taps, your main water line may have a leak or gal pipes are rusted internally. Your plumber can accurately diagnose the problem before repairing it for you.
With do-it-yourself videos posted online and with a little elbow grease, many homeowners can tackle simple plumbing projects on their own, but there are times when professional plumbing services are needed. If you have noticed any of these signs in your home, now may be the right time to schedule an appointment with a professional plumber.