If you're a homeowner, then you may have had an issue or two with your plumbing. Whether it has been a clogged toilet or a leaky faucet, plumbing issues happen. For some, these repairs may be simple, but for others, these repairs may be more difficult to handle. No matter how big or small the problem is, if you aren't sure how to repair it, it's best to contact a professional plumber for help. See below for five signs you may need a plumber.
1. No Hot Water
If you don't have hot water coming out of your faucet on demand or your hot water is slow to heat up, it could be that your hot water heater is going out or that your hot water heater is going to be going out soon. Replacing a hot water heater is a big job, so if you aren't sure about doing this job yourself, contact a plumber for help with the repair. They will replace the hot water heater and haul away the old one for you.
2. Lack Of Water Pressure
A lack of water pressure (in all of your faucets) could be an issue with your water pipe coming into your home. The pipe could be corroded, collapsed, or clogged. In this case, a plumber will come in handy, as they have the tools and know-how to make this repair. If you only have a lack of pressure in one of your faucets, it could be a clog or a leak in that one water pipe.
3. Excessive Clogging
If you are having issues with clogs over and over again, it could be a problem with roots growing through your sewer pipe. In this case, your sewer pipe would need rodding. A plumber has the professional rodding equipment to get all the way out to the main drain and remove the roots to clear through the clogs.
4. Expensive Water Bills
If you are getting water bills that are questionably high, you may have a leak somewhere. This is definitely something you want to have resolved to prevent these expensive bills from getting out of hand, leaving you with empty pockets and possibly in debt.
5. Frozen Pipes
Pipes that have frozen will leave you with no water at all. If left unrepaired, those frozen pipes could burst and leave you with an even bigger (and more expensive) problem. Call a plumber for help in this case. They can thaw your pipes and make any necessary repairs before the unthinkable happens.
If you're handy and can make some repairs to your plumbing, that's great, but if you aren't sure about how to make some plumbing repairs, it's important to call a professional for help to prevent making the situation worse.