Fixing plumbing problems yourself is great, but knowing when to call a professional before it turns into an emergency plumbing nightmare is practical. Before you start any plumbing repair, make sure you know where the main water shutoff valve is. All About Plumbing and Septic, of Asheville and Hendersonville, NC, has put together a few tips on plumbing problems, so you’ll know when to call for help.
Dripping Faucets and Leaking Toilets. More than a bothersome noise, leaking faucets and running toilets waste water, increasing your water bill. Drippy faucets can be easily fixed by replacing the gaskets, including outside faucets or hose bibbs. Running toilets can be fixed by jiggling the handle, and if that doesn’t work, replace the inner tank kit.
Low Showerhead Pressure. Replacing a poorly performing showerhead is easy, and new heads usually come with instructions. If that doesn’t fix the issue, you could have low incoming pressure from the well or city water, or an inadequate supply design. That’s when you need professional help.
Clogged Drains. Although a drain snake can be a quick fix to remove hair clogs, if that doesn’t work, you’ll need a pro. All About Plumbing and Septic’s team of professionally trained technicians can analyze and fix clogged or slow drains for you.
Leaking Pipes. This is an issue you’ll want a professional to assess because water damage can be hard to spot, because where you see the water dripping sometimes isn’t where it starts. If left unaddressed, leaking pipes can lead to expensive house repairs.
No Hot Water. We don’t mean the teenager has taken another hour-long shower. We’ve covered replacing a heating element in another article. You can also check the panel breaker to see if the circuit has tripped. For a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is still on. If these simple checks don’t fix it, or if you notice your water heater leaking, you need help. An advantage of calling a professional is that in the event you need a new water heater, he can carry the new one into the basement or water closet as well as hook up the water pipes and electrical lines properly.
Sewer Line Stoppage. Whether it’s a slow sewer drain or it’s backing up into the sink or tub, this is not going to be a DIY scenario because too much can go wrong.
If the plumbing problem seems too big for you, it probably is. Fortunately, All About Plumbing and Septic, the Asheville and Hendersonville, NC area’s best choice for affordable, emergency plumbing, can help. Call us today!