With a clogged drain and all those buckets under your sink filling up with leaking water, now would be a pretty good time to call a plumber. While it might seem like a good idea to attempt to stop those annoying leaks yourself, it’s more than likely to make the situation worse. Hiring a plumber to fix them once and for all is a much better and cheaper long-term solution. Besides, you’re going to run out of buckets sooner or later!
When to Call a Plumber
Many homeowners think they can take care of a small leak or other needed plumbing repairs with simple, do-it-yourself remedies. There are effective DIY projects that temporarily solve some problems, but others can cause bigger issues than you already have and may even be dangerous if done incorrectly. A botched DIY job can turn a bad leak or a severe clog into a costly mess to reverse.
Sometimes the best time to call a trained and experienced plumber is when the problem looks small and easy to fix—before it becomes larger. A skilled plumber has the tools and expertise to permanently diagnose and solve the base problem, not just the symptoms. Plumbers can also undo deep clogs and perform drain cleaning using a variety of specialized tools that are unavailable to most homeowners.
Here’s a list of plumbing problems for which you should definitely call a plumber:
- Water is dripping out of the toilet.
- Any of your appliances are clogged or repeatedly backing up with water.
- The toilet continues to run after you flush it.
- There’s water around your plumbing appliances.
- An annoying drip from the faucet or shower won’t go away.
- You’re remodeling a bathroom or kitchen.
- You’re having an issue with your garbage disposal
- There’s a problem with your water filtration.
- Your water heater isn’t heating or working correctly.
- Your hot water doesn’t seem to be working.
- You smell sewage from your sewer line.
- You’re experiencing water damage from an unknown source.
Sometimes you need an emergency plumber. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency service. If you experience any of these issues, it’s time to call a professional:
- Your bathroom, kitchen, or another room is flooding due to a clog or other plumbing issue.
- Sewage is leaking into your home.
- Your water heater burst.
- A water pipe burst.
- You smell a gas leak.
- Your pipes are frozen.
If you’re experiencing any of these emergency issues, give us a call at 972-395-2597 right away.
The last thing you want to do is wait until a pipe bursts or a toilet breaks before calling the plumber. Emergencies do happen, but for many plumbing issues, waiting until the last moment to call a plumber can result in more damage to your plumbing system.
What Type of Plumber Should You Call?
Plumbing jobs are usually divided into residential and commercial work, although both categories can be further divided into specific specialties.
Residential Construction Plumbers
Installing a new plumbing system in your new home or doing a major remodel? Turn to a residential construction plumber. Residential construction plumbers are experts in most types of plumbing systems, including PVC and cast-iron plumbing.
These plumbers are also skilled at reading blueprints, understanding local code requirements, and knowing the specific needs of homeowners in different types of homes. They can help ensure your plumbing is working and up-to-code on move-in day.
Service and Repair Plumbers
Most homeowners are very familiar with service and repair plumbers; that’s who you call to solve problems like leaks and clogs. These professionals are versatile in their knowledge and skill-sets. They can quickly solve complex plumbing problems with ease. From leak repair to water damage, they are well-equipped with the latest tools and technologies to correctly diagnose and repair most of your plumbing issues, from a small leak in your faucet to a major clog that’s causing sewer-line damage.
Service and repair plumbers may also offer 24-hour emergency service for residential and commercial customers. These are the plumbers to call for a midnight emergency. Your home, your flooring, your furniture, and your health are important. Call a plumber for a plumbing emergency!
Hire a Reliable Plumber
Most states require plumbers to be licensed and certified. The majority of plumbers carry a standard plumbing license issued by their state upon passing an exam.
What Is a Master Plumber?
Someone who holds a master plumbing license:
- Has years of experience
- Has passed a rigorous state exam certifying their extensive plumbing knowledge
- Wants to be in business for themselves.
Many licensed plumbing professionals with years of experience choose not to become master plumbers because they prefer to work for a company instead of on their own.
Don’t be afraid to ask for proof of license or certification when hiring a plumber for your home. It’s essential that the job is done correctly to prevent the problem from reappearing or becoming worse.
While there are plenty of DIY guides on the internet about your home’s plumbing, it’s often best to leave it to the professionals. With years of education, constant training, and on-the-job experience, plumbers have the expertise to ensure your pipes, plumbing, and home are taken care of. From leak repair to problems with your sewer lines, call a plumber!
If you’re experiencing a plumbing problem or an emergency, even at midnight, don’t hesitate to call on our licensed, experienced technicians. At C&W Plumbing, we offer a wide array of services to help with all your plumbing needs. Call 972-395-2597.
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