28 Feb Do I Really Need A Professional Plumber For This?

Professional Plumbers:Do You Need One?

Do I Really Need A Professional Plumber For This?Sure, we like to do things ourselves in Texas!

And yes, there are plumbing problems you can handle on your own. But others are just too big to tackle.

Do you know when you really need to call in professional plumber to help?

Some of these may surprise you!

You’ve been putting off those little repairs too long. You wouldn’t be the first to drag your feet about calling a plumber for something you think will be a quick, easy fix. But, left alone, those “small” problems could add up to a much bigger, expensive problem.

Go ahead and make a list of all the tiny things you’ve been ignoring, including leaky faucets, running toilets, hard-to-turn handles and sluggish drains, and have a plumber to take care of them ALL at once. The peace of mind from finally having it done will be well worth the expense.

The toilet’s clogged and the plunger isn’t helping. There are few things quite so urgent as a toilet clog a plunger can’t clear. If that’s the case, don’t risk further damage by trying to break up the clog yourself. The problem could be an issue too big to be for your basic plunger. Call in an expert with the tools and expertise to get your toilet working again.

Your faucets have gotten lazy. Low water pressure is most often just a buildup of sediment on the aerators of the faucet. Many aerators can be unscrewed and cleaned to remove the deposits. If this doesn’t solve the problem, though, you may have a much more serious issue that requires immediate attention to prevent costly damage.

The bathtub won’t drain.  A bathtub clog must be dealt with immediately. It will only worsen with time, and you’ll be left with more standing water in your tub. A plumber can clear the obstruction and check to be certain it isn’t part of a bigger problem. Call in a professional as soon as your tub begins draining slowly, before it escalates to a full clog.

You found a puddle.  A small drip may not seem like a big deal, but even a tiny leak can foster dangerous mold and damage. Check regularly for water under sinks and be alert for the smell of mildew, particularly in attics and basements. Some leaks can be fixed by simply tightening the joint but others may require replacing the pipes.

Your shower is giving you the cold shoulder. Have you noticed a slow leak in your water heater? Rust and corrosion on the unit itself or around its connection to the pipes?  If your shower keeps going cold on you, It might be a bad heating element, a blown fuse, a bad overload switch or a faulty thermostat. It could also be a failed thermocouple burner or failed igniter. You probably won’t know, but your plumber will!

When in doubt …  If you find yourself asking, Do I really need a plumber for this?, then the answer is probably YES!

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Tyler serves the East Texas cities of Kilgore, Longview, Tyler, and Whitehouse with a team of certified plumbers. In addition to emergency plumbing repair, some of the plumbing services provided by the company include faucet repair, drain services, toilet repair, plumbing fixture installations, tub and shower installations, kitchen sink repair, faucet installation, water heater repair/replacement, and garbage disposal replacement. Call us today at (903) 730-6611 to schedule an appointment!