Emergency Situations When A Plumber Could Be A Saviour

Problems related to plumbing in the house are quite bugging. They come in variety of shapes and forms, such as leaking water, imperfect water pressure etc. Often we take up on ourselves to repair the problem but end up worsening it. According to studies, a typical home can lose 2,000 to 20,000 gallons (7.6 m3 to 76 m3) of water per year due to leaks. Some of the leaks such as dripping faucets are visible. Many leaks go undetected for years because the source of the leak is not visible. Leaking water can permeate in the walls of the house and do potential harm. In such situations only professional plumbers would be of help. Here we will take a look at some of those situations when we need a professional plumber-
No water in the house

Nothing can be worse than a situation when you get up early in the morning to find that the faucets do not give any more water than mere dripping. Call a plumber to immediately solve the problem. No water in the house indicates a major problem in the piping system of the house. It could be due to frozen pipes, major leaks, backups, problems with the water main etc. It is plumber who will be able to detect whether he water was turned off or the water that should be going into your home is leaking somewhere else.

Water leaks

Water leaks can happen due to umpteen reasons. You faucets could be dripping due to worn washer. A quarter turn tap can also develop a leak due to the water being too hot or some debris getting stuck in the valve. The flat operating valve could be leaking. The toilet inlet pipes could be pouring out. The shower hose could be leaking. Leaks in the valve of the pump, problem in the boiler could also be the reason too. Leaks can cause significant structural damage to your home. Moreover you will pay fat water bills. A fixed leak can cut down your water bill by as much as 10%, according to the EPA.

No hot water

It is quite normal to face a scarcity of hot water at certain times, if you have school going kids in the house. They may spend hours under the shower. But when they are finished you water should warm up again after a while. If it is taking a few hours for the water to warm up then it is wise to call a plumber. In such circumstance you may never have enough hot water. It may be a small problem or serious issue, such as tripped breaker or an undersized tank. Get it checked.

The heater could also exhibit an abrupt fluctuation of temperature such as the hotness of water jumps from ice cold to blazingly hot. These are serious safety risks that need to be addressed.
Water heater is sweating

This happens due to cracks in piping or the casing of the hater. If left unrepaired it can cause complicated problems. Call a plumber in case you sense a leak in the water heater. Early detection would generate lower repair bills. Some symptoms of weeping water heaters are damp ground under the heater, corrosion on the water heater, and an oddly large pool of water in the drip pan.

Low Water Pressure

The reason of this could be a minor one such as a jammed aerator. In this case unscrewing the aerator and cleaning out the sediment would resolve it. A vinegar solution is used to scrub the part. But the underlying reason could also be a serious one such as broken pipes either in the walls or under the foundation of your home. In that case whenever you open you faucet some amount of water leaks in those areas and cause structural damage to your house. Call a plumber and ask for immediate service.
Bunged drains

This is a day day to day to problem. Often using a plunger and a little force helps. But in case you are unable to remedy the situation, call a plumber. They will use special tools like cameras that can look deeper into pipes. Cameras can detect hair, grease build-up or roots that are blocking flow.

Dripping faucets

Dripping faucets and showers are often taken for granted by most people. They think they will look to it once they have time. But months pass without the problem remedied. A plumber can repair it by using some plumbers’ tape or a new bracket or tightening it. However a constant dripping can also be caused by a cracked pipe or an element that’s installed incorrectly.

Besides these an overflowing toilet which is generally caused by some clogging would require professional intervention. Sometimes the house smells like a sewer. Most of us ignore it and try to remove it by using room freshener air purifier etc. This is caused by some plumbing distress. Unventilated drain pipes, clogged drain pipes, backups in your sewage systems and pumps due to storm or rain, clogs in a toilet or pipe may cause this. Call a plumbed to take a look at it and resolve the problem.
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