3 Signs That You Need to Call a Plumber
by Boris Dzhingarov on Jan 24, 2020
From burst pipes to unexpected blockages, there are a million and one things that can seemingly go wrong with the plumbing in our home. Some of these issues can be fixed relatively easily, but there are also circumstances when you should defer to a professional plumber. Below are three signs that you need a plumber ASAP.
No Water At All
At best, having no water is a huge inconvenience, at worst it can throw a spanner in the works and completely ruin your plans for the day. No water flow at all often indicates a serious issue with your plumbing and is rarely an issue that you will be able to fix on your own. Whether water flow is being arrested by a blockage, frozen water, a major leak somewhere along the line, or an issue with the water main, a plumber should be your first port of call to fix the issue.
You can have a leak in your plumbing without having water spilling into your home. Even if you cannot detect a leak in your pipe in your home, it could still be causing enormous structural damage to your property. A total lack of water flow can indicate that there is such a leak somewhere along your line. A plumber will be able to diagnose and fix the issue as soon as possible.
No Hot Water
If your entire family is getting up in the morning and everyone needs to have a hot shower, you might lose hot water for a while. However, if you are finding that it is taking hours for your water to heat up, this is usually an indication that something has gone wrong. If these problems are persistent and keep occurring, you need to call in a plumber.
A plumber will be able to quickly diagnose the issue for you and will be able to recommend a potential remedy. If it's something as simple as a pilot light going out, it should be pretty simple and cheap to fix. Your plumber might also tell you that your water tank needs replacing, in which case they can help you determine what tank you need and can also assist you with the installation.
Your Heater Is Showing Signs Of Sweating
When a water heater begins to sweat or weep, it usually indicates that there is a slow but steady leak somewhere. The first time that most people notice a sweating water heater is when they go to check the pilot light and notice that the ground around the heater is damp. Small leaks occur because of cracks in the piping or the casing of your heater. They can go on for some time without causing any issues, but over time they will develop into something more serious.
Keep A Plumber on Speed Dial
If you do have an issue with the plumbing in your home that needs solving quickly, you don't want to be scrambling trying to find a plumber. It is a good idea to keep professional 24/7 plumbers on speed dial so you can tackle things as quickly as possible.
Don’t try and take on complicated plumbing issues that you aren’t qualified to handle. Not only could you end up making things worse, but mistakes can also be expensive. When you are faced with a serious plumbing issue, always call in professional help.
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