Plumbing Problems? Forget DIY And Hire A Plumber | Sugar Land, TX
Plumbing problems can be frustrating and make everyday tasks challenging; therefore, it’s not uncommon to worry when something goes wrong. You won’t know how serious the issue is or how much it will cost to repair, causing anxiety. Hiring a plumber will alleviate the worry and anxiety because they can tell you what’s causing the problem, and you’ll know how much the repair will cost.
If your plumbing system experiences any of the following problems, it’s best to hire a licensed professional immediately.
#1 Plumbing Leaks
Of all the things that can go wrong with your plumbing system, plumbing leaks are one of the most serious due to the damage the leak will cause. The leaking water will cause considerable damage and mold growth, which can be expensive to repair. In addition, the leak will waste water, causing your water bill to increase, and you should call a plumber immediately.
A few issues can cause a plumbing leak, including rusty, corroded pipes, loose or disconnected joints, or failed sealant. In addition, when a clog remains in the line for too long, it can deteriorate and cause a leak.
Your best defense against the damage caused by a leak is to detect the leak quickly. It’s easy to notice a leak under the sink, as there will be a puddle of water under the kitchen or bathroom sink. A leak behind the wall is also easy to detect because the leaking water will leave water spots on the wall. Leaks under the house will be more challenging to notice and can cause issues in the basement, such as a warm floor, cracks on the wall or floor, dampness, and a musty smell. The leak can also cause puddles in the yard, and an area will be greener and lusher than the rest.
You should hire a plumber when a pipe leaks in the house because they will find the leak and fix it immediately to prevent further damage. If the tech cannot find the leak, they’ll use leak detection equipment to locate the pipe and fix it as quickly as possible.
#2 Water Heater Problems
You rely on your water heater all day, and it’s one of the most essential appliances in your house. The unit fills with the cold water that enters the house, where it’s heated and stored, so you always have hot water when you need it. Water heater issues can affect the temperature, quality, and other issues, so hiring a licensed plumber is best. A DIY water heater repair isn’t recommended because water heaters are complex, and one mistake can damage the unit further. In addition, it isn’t safe to work on electric, gas, oil, and propane appliances without the necessary training. Finally, a DIY repair will void the warranty, and you’ll have to pay for future repairs.
You rely on hot water many times during the day, so if your unit experiences any of the following problems, hire a plumber.
- A lack of hot water
- The water isn’t getting hot enough
- You run out of hot water often
- The unit sounds like it’s possessed.
- Moisture on the unit, walls, and floor
- Poor hot water pressure
- Contaminated hot water
- Water pooling around the unit
A licensed professional will inspect the unit to determine why it isn’t functioning correctly, whether it can be fixed, or if you need to replace it. The sooner you call, the sooner your water heater will work correctly.
#3 Drain Issues
The drainage system is an essential part of your plumbing system, and it uses gravity to pull the water through the pipes and outside to drain. If the water doesn’t drain as it should, you’ll need help from a licensed plumber.
You should think twice if you plan to fix the drain yourself because you’ll do more harm than good. Many people use liquid drain cleaners to eliminate clogs, but the harsh chemicals that break up clogs can damage the pipes. In addition, if you don’t have experience using a drain snake, you can damage or puncture the line trying to eliminate the clog, which will cost more to fix.
If your drainage system experiences any of the following problems, you should hire a plumber.
- A small clog will cause the water to drain slowly, and you’ll need to change how you do things to prevent an overflow.
- A complete clog will prevent the water from draining, resulting in standing water in the sink or tub, causing the growth of harmful bacteria if the problem isn’t addressed quickly. In addition, you won’t be able to use the fixture until the clog is removed, making your life inconvenient.
- A clog in the sewer line will cause water in multiple drains to clog. If the issue isn’t addressed immediately, the clog will escalate. When the clog gets too large, the water and waste will have nowhere to go, causing the water and waste to back up into the house, leaving a nasty, smelly, potentially hazardous mess all over the floor.
- A significant clog will make it challenging for the water to pass, and it will change directions to pass the clog and exit the house. The change in direction will cause a gurgling sound when the water drains.
Drain clogs require an immediate call to a plumber because the longer the clog persists, the more it will escalate. In addition, allowing a clog to remain will damage the pipes causing decay and a leak.
bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of West Houston Can Help
If you have a plumbing issue and need to hire a plumber, look no further than bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of West Houston. We’re a full-service plumbing company, and we’re the best plumbing company in West Houston.
Our techs are highly trained, and their skill and experience have allowed them to complete some of the toughest jobs in the plumbing industry.
Many of our competitors say they provide emergency service, but they aren’t available at 3 am when a pipe bursts, on Christmas Day when a pipe starts to leak, or when you have no running water on a Sunday during family dinner. We will be here for you during these times and any other time you have a plumbing emergency, and we’ll get a plumbing tech to your house as quickly as possible.
If you need to schedule an appointment, call us at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of West Houston or book online.
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