Having a plumbing disaster during any time of the year can be quite disruptive. However, having a plumbing disaster during the winter months is especially disruptive because it means not having a shower or being able to cook dinner!
During the winter months when you and your family are trying to stay warm and cozy indoors, a plumbing disaster can be a real drag. Whether it is a clogged kitchen sink or a shower that won’t put out hot water – you need the situation fixed correctly and fixed fast.
There are certain plumbing situations that could be managed by yourself or another member of your household but, other situations really require the expertise of a professional plumber.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know which situations should be left to a professional, here are a few suggestions:
- Leak: Any time your home has a leak, it is very important to call for help. A leak in your home could lead to water damage and not being able to use your plumbing system until the problem is fixed. Also, it is important to make sure that the leak is repaired properly so calling a professional is the best way to do that.
- Low water pressure: There are a variety of reasons that low water pressure could occur in your home – each reasons should be thoroughly investigated by a professional to make sure the problem is fixed properly and won’t come up again.
- Persistent clogs: Having persistent clogs in your home could be an indication of something wrong with your sewer system. Things like toilet clogs happening over and over again are a sure sign that there is a problem in the sewer line.
- Water heater problems: If the water coming out of your hot water faucet isn’t hot enough or it takes too long for the water to heat up – then it is likely that you have a problem with the hot water heater. Anything from the heating element going out to the tank being full of sediment could be causing the problem. A professional can troubleshoot the issue and get it fixed the right way.
Before you pull out your tool bag, think about whether or not you are facing a situation that should be left to a professional. Having a professional plumber come to your home and fix any one of these situations is a tremendous investment in prevention and budget.