For most homeowners, certain problems clearly indicate the need to hire a plumbing contractor. Burst pipes and clogged toilets, for instance, typically indicate an immediate need for help. But subtler signs can make it hard to determine whether a contractor is necessary. Here’s a more detailed look at some common indicators that you need the help of a plumber.
How to Tell When You Need a Plumbing Contractor
If you have one slow drain, it’s likely caused by a clogged pipe. While you can attempt to clear the drain with a sink or toilet plunger, it won’t always fix the issue. When this happens, a plumbing contractor is necessary to clean your drain. If, however, you notice that drains are slow all throughout the house, you may be experiencing an emergency sewer issue and should call a plumber right away.
Sounds of Running Water
If you hear sounds of running water—particularly when no tap is open—you may need to call a contractor. This indicates that you likely have a leak somewhere in your home. Thankfully, a plumber can provide leak detection services to find the source of the issue and repair it efficiently.
Generally speaking, a sudden drop in water pressure indicates an issue with the municipal water supply. It’s a good idea to speak with your neighbors and determine if they’re having the same problem. If you’re the only one with the issue, you’re likely experiencing a major leak or trouble with the water line.
When you notice any of the above signs, call a plumbing contractor from Biggerstaff Plumbing Heating & Air right away. This company has been providing excellent services to the Lincoln, NE, area since 1957—and they continue to offer high-quality plumbing and garbage disposal repair. Learn more about their services by calling a team member at (402) 466-8118. You can also find more information online.