A slight leak is generally brushed off as a minor concern. As a result, many people will continue to live with a dripping faucet. Unfortunately, a small leak often results in a lot of water wastage, particularly if left unchecked. According to the EPA, a single drop per second might cause wastage of up to 3,000 gallons of water yearly. Additionally, leaks are often a sign of bigger plumbing issues. Although trying a do-it-yourself repair is an option, especially if you have no problems with the work it involves and can handle tools well. However, you need to call in the professionals if you mind the work, aren’t good with tools, or your do-it-yourself repair is unsuccessful.
2. Clogged bathtubs
You need to deal with a bathtub that won’t drain as soon as you can because the problem can only get worse over time. Addressing the issue as early as humanly possible might save you lots of time, money, and stress. Clearing the obstruction and inspecting your plumbing to confirm the issue isn’t part of a bigger problem should be a priority, and your best option, in this case, is engaging a professional plumber. It is also advisable to call for professional assistance immediately you notice that your bathtub is draining slowly, which often is before it has escalated to a full clog. Slow drains are usually a sign of clogging.
3. Improper water flow
If you are experiencing low or inconsistent water pressure, it generally means you have a plumbing problem. Fortunately, the clearance of mineral buildups might be all that is necessary, particularly if the issue only affects some faucets or your shower. However, you have a much bigger issue with the supply line if the water flow problem affects your entire house. Fortunately, professional plumbers can restore normal water pressure by diagnosing and fixing water flow issues.
4. Frozen pipes
Frozen pipes are among the worst things that can occur during winter. Unfortunately, frozen pipes have the potential to crack or burst, and do-it-yourself thawing exercises are known to worsen the situation in most cases. Regrettably, burst pipes often lead to extensive water damages. As a result, calling in a professional plumber immediately your pipe freezes over is of significant importance.
5. Clogged toilet
Although a plunger might come in handy in case of a clogged toilet, this issue could indicate a bigger sewer line problem. As such, immediate professional attention is necessary, especially if your initial efforts are unsuccessful. Besides, you might cause additional damage to the porcelain while trying a do-it-yourself clearance.