No matter how good you are at DIY, there are some tasks that are best left to the professionals. Attempting a repair job that is beyond your skill could easily result in you creating an even bigger problem, meaning you to make an expensive (and embarrassing) phonecall to a professional to put right your mistake.
Some plumbing tasks are among these tasks best to the professionals.
Water Line Repair
If your water bill seems to be rising and you can’t see a reason why then you should check your water line for a leak.
A water line pipe runs underground to provide fresh water for your home. Because of their position underground, a leak in these pipes can go unnoticed for quite some time. Replacing these pipes needs an expert professional, and is not the kind of plumbing task to attempt yourself.
A professional will be able to replace or repair the waterline without causing too much of a disturbance to the rest of your home.
A gas leak can be very dangerous.
As soon as you suspect there is a gas leak, you must turn off the gas (if you can) immediately. Call a gas safe registered plumber and leave the house. Do not attempt to handle any repair involving gas yourself, as this can be very dangerous. Only a professional with training in working with gas should be called.
Most plumbers will offer an emergency call-out option for problems like gas leaks.
Back-ups in your sewage system can cause some very unhygienic living conditions.
Back-ups like this are usually caused by a blockage somewhere in the pipes or a blockage in the mainline sewer. To clear a blockage, the pipes, drains, and sewer lines will need a thorough cleaning. This kind of cleaning can only be done via rodding, which must be done by a professional.
The sewer can become clogged if debris builds up in the pipes.
You might become aware of a clog if you’re getting an overflow of water from your taps, bath, and toilet. The overflow of water can cause a lot of water damage. To get the clogs fixed, call in an experienced plumber to find and remove the obstruction. They can also help you to repair any damage done by the excess water.
Call a plumber to clean your drains periodically. This helps you to reduce the risk of clogged drains and the many problems they cause. Keeping your drains in good repair is good practice to save you from bigger plumbing problems later on.
A good plumber is a very useful person to know.
Any responsible home-owner should have the number of a professional, experienced plumber ready to go, in case of a plumbing emergency. To find a good plumber, ask your friends and family for a recommendation, read online reviews of their services, and check they have the correct licenses to work with gas. Don’t attempt big repairs yourself.