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When Should I Call a Professional Plumber?

burst-pipeOh, great, you think to yourself, another plumbing issue. Do I really need to contact a plumber again? The answer to this question is, well, it depends. For the most part, problems with your plumbing system are typically going to require professional intervention. This is not to say that there are no instances in which you can resolve potential problems on your own. However, it is important that you are realistic about when you need the Dunedin, FL plumbers that you can trust—us.

So how do you know when it’s time to call in a professional plumber, especially with the vagueries about what you can do on your own? Well, reading the following post is definitely a great place to start. We’ve got some dos and don’ts for you regarding your plumbing issues and, as always, feel free to reach out with any further questions you may have. We’re happy to help you get the most from your plumbing system.

My Drain Is Clogged

This is one problem a lot of homeowners may think they can handle on their own, but that is not generally the right course of action! If you have a single clogged drain or your toilet is backed up, definitely feel free to try and plunge the clog loose. If you cannot get rid of it, or if drains throughout the house are clogged, then contact a professional plumber. Don’t rely on ineffective chemical drain cleaners—they just don’t produce lasting results.

My Hot Water Is Cold

There are few things as frustrating as trying to take a hot shower and being met with tepid water. If your hot water isn’t, well, hot, then check the thermostat on the tank. It may have been dialed down accidentally. If everyone in the house has showered and you’ve done the laundry and washed the dishes, then you may need to wait for your hot water tank to fill back up. If nothing of the sort has happened, then contact us because you could have a problem with your water heater requiring professional repairs.

My Faucet Is Dripping

It doesn’t matter if it’s the faucet, shower head, or a running toilet—wasting water is going to cost you money.  The fix for such issues could be quite simple. If it is your toilet that’s running, check to make sure the flapper in the tank is in its proper place. It may need to be replaced. Beyond that, this is a job for the pros. Even if the faucet just needs a new gasket or a similar quick fix, having a pro do it means that you are not risking further damage by trying to remove and reinstall components on your own.

Schedule Immediate Service If:

  • You smell sewage on your property.
  • You hear water running when you’re not using any.
  • Toilets and drains are backing up into your home.
  • Your hot water tank is leaking.
  • Your yard is turning into a pond.

Contact Experts Plumbing Services, LLC for your plumbing service needs.

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