When plumbing problems arise, we may opt to take the DIY route instead of calling a plumber, thinking we’ll save time and money. While some home-grown solutions provide results, calling in a professional plumber to thoroughly inspect our pipes and drains can pinpoint the exact location of a problem. This saves time and money in the long run.
While some problems may seem small, a plumber can identify potential risks and ease our minds. Here’s when to call a professional:
1. Low water pressure. Low water pressure may be caused by obstructions in the piping system or poorly designed pipe fixtures. A plumber will identify the exact source of the problem.
2. Broken water heater. Water heater repairs require a skilled technician with experience. Their repair is not for amateurs.
3. Blocked pipes. Several DIY solutions may damage sewer lines. Professional plumbers are well-equipped with tools ( like CCTV cameras) to identify pipe and drain blockages and find the immediate source of a problem.
4. Burst pipes. Burst pipes can create major flooding, leading to water damage to a house or building structure, in addition to property inside.
5. Major installations/repairs are required. Deep excavation, septic tank inspection, and pipe and drain replacement all require an experienced plumber to keep residents and building occupants safe.
While some DIY solutions offered on the internet can provide results, calling a professional plumber with the experience and skills will save time and money when they immediately identify problems and quickly solve them.
At Plumbing Authority, no job is too small or too big for us. Our professional team is ready to help with plumbing needs. Call us at (647) 992-7473 and get a on-site free estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!