86% of Americans say that a clogged restroom toilet would give them a negative impression of a business.
Clogged toilets are just one thing to worry about, and plumbing issues can cause all kinds of problems.
Professionals should always be contacted for any plumbing repairs to prevent larger issues in the future.
For 5 key signs that mean you need to call a plumber, keep reading.
1. No Water Supply
One of the biggest plumbing problems you can have. This could be caused by several things such as a blockage or leak.
Plumbers use special diagnostic tools to figure out the cause of the problem and determine a solution.
2. Smell of Sewage
The older your plumbing system is, the more prone it becomes to blockages from food, hair, grease, etc.
This can cause bad odors to come from sinks, showers, baths, and toilets.
You’ll need to call in a plumber to clear out the pipe(s) if you want to remove these unbearable odors.
3. Weak Water Pressure
Having low water pressure can make showers much less enjoyable and effective. It also means you’ll need to take longer in the shower, wasting time.
A common cause of this is when there is a small clog in the aerator of your faucet. This can impede the proper flow of water, and fixing it isn’t as easy as you might think.
Most people would think a simple solution would be to just poke something small into the holes in the aerator to remove the blockage, but this can do more bad than good. You risk damaging the inside of the faucet, and could even create a leak.
It is also possible that this could be the result of a larger problem. Either way, you’ll want to contact a company that provides professional plumbing services to diagnose and fix the problem, as doing it yourself will almost certainly end in disaster.
4. No Hot Water
When it comes to washing dishes, doing laundry, and showering hot water is essential, especially during the colder months of the year.
A failed water heater is the most common cause of this, and this can be a small issue that requires little maintenance, or the whole system could be beyond repair.
We recommend getting in a plumber as well as an HVAC technician to help figure out and resolve the problem.
This isn’t something you should tackle yourself – these components contain electrical and gas components, so could potentially be very dangerous for anyone who isn’t a trained professional.
5. Sink Drains Slowly
This can be your sinks, showers, bath, etc. If your plumbing gets clogged up it can stop some or all of your bathroom/kitchen facilities from draining properly.
The cause could be from things such as:
- Food waste
- Children’s toys
Plumbers use is an auger, which can remove blockages easily. It is a long and flexible device that can be inserted into a pipe and is generally about 10 times as effective as the wire hanger method you may have tried before.
Should I Call a Plumber Now?
If you are experiencing any of the issues above, we highly recommend that you call a plumber sooner rather than later.
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