If you like to fix your own plumbing, there is nothing wrong with DIY projects and simple repairs when you don’t want to call a plumber.  If you are handy with tools and know your way around plumbing systems, then why not!  Many plumbing situations are emergent or need special tools, and you should call for an expert to repair your plumbing.

  • If you have a problem with your sewer line or sewage is backing up into your drains, then you should call a plumber right away. Wastewater in your home is considered a plumbing emergency and is a problem that could require specialized tools.
  • When the water pressure in your home is low, then there may be a problem with your water line. Calling a plumber can help you pinpoint a problem quickly and may help you avoid water damage from a leak.
  • If you hear noises coming from your pipes, then you may have a pipe that is about to break or a significant clog in the main line. You could hear these sounds in the bathroom or when an appliance runs.  To avoid a pipe breaking, turn off the water in your home and call a plumber to inspect your plumbing system right away.
  • If you’re renovating your home, you should have a plumber inspect your plans and make sure that the plumbing is set correctly. Getting a plumber to check your projects before you do the work can help you save a lot of money.  Having the job inspected later may result in re-installation or other expensive repairs.
  • If there is a plumbing job that you can’t handle, have a plumber help you with your leaking faucets, clogged drains, or burst pipes!
  • If your water heater isn’t working at all, and you need a new one, hire a plumber for proper installation or repair services.
  • If you know you have water damage in your home, hire a plumber to find the source as quickly as possible. The faster you find the cause of the water damage, the fewer dollars you’ll have to put into fixing the damage.

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