Know When to Call a Plumber

Money is indeed one of the major things that we want to save up as much as we can. That is why we do most of the chores and fix household problems on our own. That is why we are an avid fan of D.I.Y.’s or do it yourself projects. But when is the time that you should raise your hands, give up and finally leave it to the pros to fix your problems?

What You Can and Cannot Do When It Comes To Plumbing Problems

Plumbing is one of those type of issues that you can and, sometimes, cannot handle. In addition, most of us do not want to call a professional plumber because it would add extra expense that we try so much to avoid. But we should know the limits of what we can do before our plumbing problem gets worse. Rest assured that here are some basic things that we can do or fix when it comes to plumbing issues.

  • Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are usually due to hair, food remains and the likes. If the clog is not that extensive, then it can be easy to fix. There are readily available solutions that you can buy in the market to help dissolve the clog. You can also use the household remedy of mixing baking soda and vinegar and let it settle in the drain until it is clog free.

But when you feel that your so-called “first aids” are not working, then that is the time you need to call a plumber. Here are some instances of clogged drains that needs professional help.

  • Sewer Line Issues

If you have done everything you can to remove the clog and still there is no sign of clear drainage, then the cause of it may be due to bigger issues connected to your house’s main drain lines. This is the time that you really need a plumber to fix where the main cause of the clog is coming from.

  • Deposit Build up and Straining

AS we all know, water is composed of several minerals that, in time, tens to build up in our drains and can eventually cause major blockage. These types of clogs cannot be dissolved by solutions that we buy in the market. Having your plumber around to fix this problem is the smarter way to go.


  • Locate Where there are Leaks

If you are familiar with the household blueprints then you should be able to locate the pipes and find where the leaks are. Usually, small cracks and holes can be easily covered and closed with sealants that are also available in the market.

But sometimes, leaks tend to become large cracks and leaking hinges that are made by environmental factors that is beyond our control. You need to call your plumber once you encounter the problems below.

  • Water Pressure is Significantly Weaker

There are a lot of factors that can cause your water supply pressure to weaken, and you Plumber knows how to identify the problem. It can be either of the following or more:

  • Outdoor leaks that causes weak water flow
  • Hidden Leaks that is located either underground or behind the walls of your house.
  • Possible weak water supply from the main water supplier of your place.

These are just some possible situations that can cause your water supply to weaken. So better leave it up to the expert to figure out what is the real deal behind your water pressure issue.

  • Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can cause large cracks due to the material of the pipes being weakened by the extreme temperature. Allow your plumber to fix the issue to avoid further issues.

  • Aged Pipes

We all know that everything is wear and tear, including our water pipes. Plumbers know how to assess your water piping system and can conclude if you need to change your pipes or are they still good to go.

  • No Hot Water Available

Usually, no hot water means there is a leak in your heater or somewhere that is connected to it. Have your Plumber check it out and fix it for you because you might get injured when you are not knowledgeable enough to fix heaters.

  • Clean and Maintain Clear Passage of Your Roof Drain

One of the usual causes of clogged pipes that are coming from the ceiling are due to clogged roof drains that are caused by build-up of leaves, twigs and other environmental factors. But when you have already cleared all the visible clogs in the drain and still have clogging issues, then you need to ask a plumbers help to do an extensive examination of your drains.

  • Clogged Toilets

Clogged toilets are a common issue when it comes to household glitches and it can be easily solved if it is just a minimal problem. You can use a plunger that is either operated manually or by machine.

But when you see that there is still clogging issues, then it means that the problem is more intensive with a more massive extent that you thought. So you need to call your plumber in order to prevent the issue form worsening and make the drains clear and clean again.

Knowing when to call your plumber will save you more time and money as compared to you still trying to fix the problem that you are clueless of. They are more knowledgeable and have enough experience to handle any household problem regarding your water supply and drainage. So leave it to the experts to care and keep your house safe, clean and well-functioning.