Problems only a plumber should fix

We all love to save a dollar here and there, but a DIY job is dangerous in certain plumbing issues. You might be able to unclog the toilet, you may even be able to fix a running tap, but some things are beyond your expertise. Know when to DIY it to save cash and when to call a plumber.

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We have put together some key issues that you should always call a plumber for.

Wet Walls

If there is moisture on your wall(s), then it’s indicative of a leaking or burst pipe. That can cause serious damage to the structural integrity of your home. The first step is to head to the main water valve and turn it on, then it’s to call a plumber. Don’t go swinging a sledgehammer into your walls.

Burst Pipes

It doesn’t matter how many rolls of gaffer tape you have on hand, if there is water gushing from a burst pipe, you can’t fix it. Shut the water off and call a plumber – burst pipes are a major flood risk.

Toilet Problems

The general response to a toilet issue is to try to plunge the problem away. That won’t always work and if it doesn’t, then it’s time to call a plumber. It’s possible for an overflowing tank or a clog to cause damage throughout your home.

There may be problems that you feel confident in dealing with, but often, the resolution you find is just a temporary one. While that’s all well and good, you need to follow up by calling a professional plumber. Of course, certain issues have simple solutions. For example, if water is running you turn it off at the main valve. That buys you time while you wait for a plumber. You always have to follow through by seeking a permanent resolution with a professional. Give us a call to assist!

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