La Crosse, Wisconsin

Top 3 Plumbing Issues That Require the Professional Touch August 24, 2017

La Crosse, La Crosse County
Top 3 Plumbing Issues That Require the Professional Touch, La Crosse, Wisconsin

It's not uncommon for your average homeowner to attempt tackling some of the less complicated plumbing issues out there. The occasional clog? Easy. A running toilet? No sweat. Don't let a few successful fixes go to your head, though, because there are certain tasks you should always leave to a professional plumbing service. 

3 Tasks That Call for a Plumber

1. Poor Drainage

Drainage problems may seem simple at a glance, but there's often much more to them than an ordinary clog. In some cases, grease and mineral buildup will cause the pipes to narrow, or you could be dealing with an improperly graded drainage system. If left alone or incorrectly diagnosed, something as innocuous as slow drains can escalate into damaged piping.  

2. Frequent Clogs

plumbingDo you find yourself treating the same clogs repeatedly? Are clogs popping up in multiple areas of the home, from the sink to the toilet? These signs point to the source of the clog running deeper than you may suspect. If you're not fully removing the clog yourself, or if it originates in the main line, you'll need a professional.

3. Sewage Backup

You can't miss the odor sewage backup exudes, but while it may be unpleasant, resist the temptation to turn it into a DIY project. Sewage presents serious health hazards, so you should have a professional remove contaminated water and get repairs underway before you have an even bigger mess on your hands.  

Next time you find yourself tempted to test your skills on an unfamiliar plumbing repair, think twice. Put down the tools, pick up the phone, and hire someone you can depend on to get the job done right without any costly setbacks. 


Need a professional plumbing company to handle these and other serious tasks? If you're in the La Crosse, WI, area, Niebuhr Plumbing & Heating will gladly take on jobs of all sizes, with emergency services available around the clock. Check them out online for more on their services, and call them at (608) 782-1700 to speak to a member of their team today. 

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