7 Signs You Should Call a Plumber Instead Doing it Yourself

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Your home has a plumbing issue, but you’re not sure if it’s a quick DIY repair or if you need to call a plumber. Here are the signs you need to make a call.

Are you having a problem with your home plumbing that you just can’t seem to fix?

It may be time to call a plumber out to your house to fix the issues you are having.

According to Home Advice Guide, the average hourly cost in the UK for a plumber ranges from £60 to £80.

But the final cost depends on the time it takes to complete a job and the severity of the problem.

Read on to learn 7 signs you should call a plumber instead of doing it yourself.

Your Toilet Runs Often (or Constantly)

Is your toilet making a lot of noise after you flush it?

If so, you should speak to a plumber so they can review the problem and determine how to fix it.

That’s because a running toilet can cost you hundreds or thousands of pounds on your water bill.

An experienced plumber will identify what is causing the water to run and stop it from happening anymore.

Leaky Faucets or Pipes

Your pipes and faucets should be in good working order.

This means that your faucets should not leak when the valve is shut off. Your pipes should be free of any cracking or other problems as well.

If you have a faucet or pipe that is leaking, a plumber can use their tools and know-how to fix it.

Your Garbage Disposal Stopped Working

A garbage disposal is an important part of your kitchen.

This is because it allows you to get rid of food and other waste down your sink with ease. This way your pipes are running smoothly and clearly.

Call a plumber to get your garbage disposal back to running at 100 percent.

Delayed Drainage

A drain that works slowly can be a frustrating problem for you and your family.

Sometimes it is an issue that can be resolved by pouring hot water down your drain to unclog it. But other times, it can be something you cannot fix yourself.

A plumber can use special tools to determine where your clog is and what you need to do to clear it.

Hot Water Shortages

If your home is running out of hot water sooner than normal, this may be a sign that your hot water heater needs to be repaired.

Instead, it may mean you need to replace the water heater altogether.

While there are some do it yourself (DIY) alternatives for certain issues like flushing the water heater, it’s best to hire a trained professional to service your water heater.

Coloured Tap Water

You should speak to a plumber if you have colored water coming out of your faucet.

There can be many different causes of colored water. Local workers may have shut down the line temporarily to fix the line and caused air to get in the pipes. If your water is cloudy after that work, it should return to normal soon after.

But other times, the colour of water can indicate a bigger issue.

A brown colour can mean you have rusted pipes, while darker coloured water can mean you have a cracked pipe where dirt is getting inside of it.

These pipes will need to be replaced by a plumber so that you have clear water again.

Frozen Pipes

If you live in an area that has very cold temperatures like England, your pipes may freeze.

When the pipes thaw, this can cause serious issues for the safety of your home. This includes having pipes that burst and send water through the floors or walls.

If you have frozen pipes, you should call a plumber to ensure you handle the situation in the safest way possible.

Wrapping Up: Call a Plumber Today

A properly functioning plumbing system is an important part of the safety and comfort of your home.

That is one reason why you should call a plumber when you need to fix a problem, instead of trying to do it yourself.

At PHS, we are an experienced group of professionals who offer 24/7 repairs, leak detection, heating, and other services.

Contact us today to learn more about our company and how we can help you resolve your plumbing problems.

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