Homeowner Tips: 5 reasons you should call a plumber

Nearly every homeowner runs into plumbing problems at some point, and sometimes you need to call a professional to help. But when is the best time to call a plumber?

In this guide, we’ve covered the top reasons you should call a plumber so that you know when it’s time to get an expert’s assistance.

You Have No Water Pressure

If you turn on a plumbing fixture and the water trickles out, there could be a clog impacting your water pressure. Poor water pressure may also indicate a leak or loose pipes, so you may also notice a higher water bill.

This is one of many plumbing issues not to fix yourself. The problem may stem from your home’s pipes or the waterline, so call an expert. They can evaluate your pipes—often with a camera—and detect whether there’s a clog. They’ll also repair your pipe using the method they deem best.

A Spike in Water Bills

Have your water bills suddenly spiked without explanation? If so, call a plumber to help you detect the reason for this. A sudden increase in this bill often indicates something is wrong with your plumbing system.

Gurgling Toilets

If your toilet makes a gurgling sound after you flush it, there may be a blockage in your sewer line. You may also notice:

  • A sulfur smell from plumbing fixtures
  • Wet spots on the lawn
  • Plumbing fixtures backing up
  • Constant toilet clogs

If you notice one or all these signs, contact your nearest plumber before the problem worsens.

A New Installation

While every installation doesn’t require a plumber, you should call one for large appliances like a new dishwasher or washing machine. As an expert, they’ll know how to hook it up properly so that you won’t have to worry about a faulty installation. While you can do some DIY projects yourself, this shouldn’t be one.

Draining Problems

The final common reason you should call a plumber is if you notice water no longer drains as it should. If water seems to pool in your sink and everything you’ve tried fails to unclog it, then get in touch with a plumber. There may be something wrong with the pipe itself rather than the plumbing fixture. By calling an expert as soon as you notice these issues, you can lessen the damage it may otherwise cause to your home.

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On the PULSE

On the PULSE is an online media outlet in Northcentral, Pennsylvania. We specialize in in-depth journalism, human interest content and video features. Our mission is to build engagement in community through local news.