When experiencing a plumbing issue, it may be tempting to save money and tackle the problem on your own. However, opting for DIY might result in more damage. If you are experiencing any of the following issues, put down the wrench and call a plumber right away.
Have One of These Plumbing Issues? Call a Professional
1. Low Water Pressure
Your home’s water supply involves a complex network of pipes and valves. When you have low water pressure, the issue could involve the local water supply or your own fixtures. To avoid the headache of tracking down the issue, call a plumber. They will inspect your home’s system to determine whether the issue is immediately fixable.
2. Damaged Pipes
A cracked or bent pipe may seem like an easy fix. However, these systems are more delicate than you may realize. Fiddling with the pipes or trying to patch them might cause more damage and even flooding.
Water leaks can have a wide range of causes, from a small crack to major rusting. If the leak is the result of a large issue, it’s best not to explore the source yourself. A plumber may make a simple repair when they spot the cause of the leak, or they might recommend a full replacement to prevent leaks in the future.
4. Plumbing Installation
When installing a toilet or bathtub on your own, you run the risk of making mistakes. Whether you spot the mistake days or months later, you’ll need to spend more money on repairs. If you are planning a bathroom or kitchen remodel, schedule installation jobs with a professional instead.
5. Water Heater Problems
When your home doesn’t have hot water, stay away from the tank while you call a plumbing company. Since water heaters generally run on electricity or gas, you could be putting your safety at risk by investigating the issue on your own.
Whether your drain is clogged or you need a new sink, rely on the professionals at the locally owned and operated Plumbing Strategies. With 50 years of combined experience serving homes and businesses in Kailua-Kona, HI, these licensed plumbers provide inspection, repair, and installation for all kinds of plumbing fixtures. View a full list of their services online. You can also call (808) 325-2502 to schedule a free estimate.