Since many types of plumbing issues require advanced knowledge, specific equipment, skills, and training, it’s typically best to hire a plumber when dealing with issues in your home. If you neglect plumbing issues they can sometimes become a much larger problem, causing homeowners more money in the long run. To help you save money on costly plumbing repairs or replacements down the line, we have outlined some common signs of when it may be time to call a plumber.
If you are no longer receiving water out of the faucets and showers in your home, this is a sign you should hire a plumber to pinpoint and resolve this problem. Plumbing issues that may be responsible for the loss of water in your house include water line leaks, clogged pipes, or frozen plumbing lines. Since the water is not reaching your fixtures or appliances, it may be leaking in other areas such as behind your walls or beneath your flooring. To confirm if the loss of water in your house is due to a water leak or a water heater issue, you should contact a plumber in your area to perform an inspection.
Another sign people may not think of, is if you’re struggling to rinse the soap off your body while you shower. This may be due to low water pressure in your home. A common cause of low water pressure includes damaged water lines. As the pipes behind your walls or beneath your foundation become older, small cracks may begin to form. Depending on the size of the crack or hole, a quantity of your water may be leaking from your water lines prior to reaching your shower, sink, or fixtures. Depending on the severity of the issue, a local plumber may recommend patching the leak or replacing your pipes.
Nasty smells in the home can be a sign of something wrong with your plumbing also. A negative side effect of a clogged drainage pipe often includes unpleasant odors near your sink, shower, or toilet. As the sewer lines in your house reach the end of their lifespan, blockages from materials such as food, grease, or hair may become more common. If you are unable to remove the materials from your drain line with a drain snake or plunger, you should hire a plumber to remove the clog and ensure your drainage system is working properly.
If you’re looking to hire a plumber get in touch with the experts at Campbell Care. We’ve been assisting the community in Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland with all their plumbing needs since 1981 and come prepared to handle any job.