There are many people in the world who fancy themselves a "do it yourself" type of person, and there are also those who pride themselves on being conscious of their budget. This is great when it comes to simple things like making a new craft, painting a simple wall, trying a new budget friendly recipe, etc. There is, however, at least one time when your do-it-yourself tendencies and your budget should take a backseat to getting things done by a professional, and this is when it comes to your plumbing. While you may be able to repair a simple clog on your own, any other plumbing issues should be left to the hands of a professional, in order to fix the problem quickly, protect you from a disaster, and to save your bank account from incurring the costs of you making a bad situation worse. Read on to discover three situations which absolutely require a professional plumber.
If you have frozen pipes, you should be aware that this isn't a minor little plumbing problem - trying to fix this on your own can lead to a nasty, expensive nightmare that can cause great havoc to the rest of your home. Waiting around for the pipes to thaw, or trying to fix them yourself, can lead to them cracking or bursting - a stressful situation that you definitely don't want to experience.
At first, this may seem like a minor annoyance, but eventually, the problem may be enough to drive you crazy. After all, can you imagine falling asleep listening to a slow and steady "drip, drip, drip" night after night? Not to mention the fact that what seems to be like a small amount of wasted water will eventually add up, causing your water bill to sky rocket. A dripping or leaky faucet certainly isn't a problem; you want to ignore or try to fix yourself, and you will need to call a plumber as soon as you can.
A Clogged Toilet that Won't Plunge
"Ahh, it's just a little clog," you think to yourself. So, you start plunging..and plunging..and plunging, but nothing is happening and the problem isn't clearing up. When you find yourself in this situation, you likely have a sewage problem extending further than your toilet. Once again, this is the time to call a plumber. Even if you are eventually able to plunge the toilet yourself, knowing that there is a deeper sewage issue should be enough to make you cringe and call a professional plumber.Share