Fact: Plumbing problems happen when you least expect them. Whether it’s a clogged shower drain or a leak formed under the kitchen sink, nothing is off-limits. However, you shouldn’t always rush to try and repair the problem yourself. Instead, there a few instances where you should call the experts at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. to help save the day:
5 Reasons to Call a Professional Plumber
1. No Water at Home
A scary sight for any homeowner is when they discover that water is scarce in their humble abode. While it’s an improbable chance that you closed the main water shut-off valve by accident, there is a chance that a pipe on your property might be leaking and diverting H2O into another location instead. When in doubt, call your trusted plumber to figure it out.
2. A Pipe Bursts
A scary situation for any homeowner is when a plumbing pipe bursts in their home. If you run into this problem — and for your sake, we hope you don’t — run to shut off your home’s water supply immediately. Do not try to plug up the pipe or clean up the spewing H2O, since this can only make matters worse. Once you’ve shut the water off, call your plumber right away — don’t delay.
3. Natural Gas is Leaking from Your Water Heater
One of the most dangerous events that could happen in a home is having a water heater leaking gas and not realizing it in time. The minute you smell that “rotten egg” scent, don’t turn on any light switches or use your cellphone. Instead, quickly open a few windows, run outside of your home (aim to stand safely by the street), and call your plumber immediately.
Now, if you happen to have a natural gas leak coming from a gas meter, call your gas company as soon as possible so that they can get to the bottom of the problem quickly and efficiently.
4. A Drainage Leak Behind a Wall or Under a Floor
While many drainage leaks are simple to repair — especially when they’re located directly under your sink — some are hidden and will need the help of a trusted professional to correct them. The minute you suspect there’s a drainage leak, rely on your plumber to not only stop it but also prevent more damage from occurring (i.e., corrosion of drywall and flooring).
5. Your Sewer Line has a Leak
A common plumbing problem that many homeowners face is a leaking sewer line. Unlike a clogged toilet or a dripping faucet, the signs of a sewer-related problem don’t necessarily come to the surface in your home (except for a potential sewer-like smell rising from your toilet or drains). Instead, many signs of a leaking sewer line can be spotted outside on your property.
From extra green patches of grass to random puddles found around your lawn, these are a few of the most common signs that indicate that you may have a sewer line problem on your hands. This task will need to be completed by a professional plumbing crew to not only stop the leak but to repair — or completely replace — the line.