When is it time to call a plumber?

Many of us have a great sense of independence when it comes to maintaining our home. There are times however where it can save you a lot of headache and trouble by calling a professional. So how do you determine when a problem is something that you can handle on your own, or when it is time to call a professional plumber? Below is a list of common scenarios that would be a great time to see what an expert has to say.

  1. Leaky pipes
    More often than not this problem is caused by normal wear and tear, so the solution is relatively simple. However if you do not have the knowledge to handle the problem, this is one that is best handled right away. Water damage is one of the most common and most avoidable problems that can damage a home. Leaks can happen anywhere so make sure you look in those hidden places like under your kitchen sink, by your water heater and of course your sewage lines.
  2. Upgrading your water fixtures or house
    Whenever you are remodeling or looking to get new water features, like a kitchen sink, calling a plumber is always a great idea. Not only will it give you piece of mind to know that a professional is handling your installation. It can also save you huge amounts of time and money. A great plumber will be able to plan with you to take the best course of action with your new install.
  3. Low water pressure
    Many issues with low water pressure will happen over time and fixing these issues is just part of regular upkeep. Examples of this would include sediment such as rust or minerals building up in the pipes. Low water pressure can also be cause by larger problems that are outside of your home, such as your connection to the municipal water supply. Contact a professional plumber today to determine why you might be experiencing low water pressure.
  4. Replacing damaged parts
    If you get a new water heater, calling a plumber is always a smart choice. Not only can your local plumbing service provider help install the new water heater, they can also take the old one out for you. The same is true if you have damaged or frozen pipes. Sometimes a plumber will try to thaw the pipes out. However, there are situations where the pipes are beyond repair. In those cases it is best to have a plumber replace your damaged pipes for you.

Remember, anytime if a great time to call a plumber. If you have any questions, we have answers for you. Call Plumbing Utah today.

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