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When to Call a Professional Plumber

Many of us like to have a go at plumbing ourselves before we opt to call a professional. This trend is becoming ever more popular as there are more plumbing tutorials and guides online. However sometimes it is best to call a professional. A task may seem simple but if you get it wrong it can be disastrous. So save some time, effort and potentially money by calling a professional plumber. The following situations are best left to a professional:

Frozen pipes

Should a pipe freeze, close the main water shutoff valve and open a faucet nearby before attempting to thaw the pipe. Check to see whether the pipe has already burst/cracked. Call a plumber in such a situation, the plumber may need to replace a section of the pipe rather than thaw it.

Tub replacement

You may think this would be an easy job but it is actually quite complex. It is a big job even for a professional plumber.

No hot water

There are a number of reasons why there may be no hot water in your home and trying to find out yourself why there is no hot water can take a lot of time. A professional plumber will be able to quickly locate the problem and tell if you need a new heater or the existing one can be repaired.

Main line stoppage

When the toilets are backing up into the tubs and showers the problem is likely to be a problem with the main line. To sort this out it usually requires specialist equipment which most homeowners are not likely to have.

Shower valve replacement

Replacing a shower valve is complex and time consuming for those who are unfamiliar with plumbing. As well as this it is possible to damage the shower walls in the process of replacing the shower valve. It is best to leave this task to a plumber.

Low water pressure

There are several reasons why the water pressure may be low throughout your house. Low water pressure can be caused by obstructions in the water line, low pressure from the city supply or the well or a poor supply line design. Professional plumbers will know how to analyse the problem.

Overflowing toilet

An overflowing toilet may be caused simply by a blockage in the drain but there are other causes as well. The operation of a toilet is confusing to many homeowners and it is a messy task. Call in a plumber to diagnose and fix the issue as it is possible you may make the problem worse if you try to fix it yourself.

Clogged drain

You may be able to alleviate the blockage yourself but a plumber will know the most likely spots for the clog to occur and will have the proper tools to remedy the blockage.

Even with small jobs it may be best to call a plumber. If you are thinking of doing a job yourself before you buy the tools and invest in your time, give us a call and see what great deal we could do for you!

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