When it comes to plumbing, there are several little jobs that you can have a go at yourself. Unblocking the drain is easy to do at home, and even replacing the float in the toilet cistern or replacing the head on your shower.
But what about the times when DIY just won’t cut it? Some jobs are a job for the professionals. Tackling a job that’s too specialized can result in more damage and, ultimately, more money spent to fix it.
If you notice one of these five problems, it’s time to call out a professional plumber:
Low Or Inconsistent Water Pressure
If the water pressure throughout your home is too low, or just won’t stay constant, it’s time to ask a professional to take a look.
Water pressure problems can be caused by many things, including obstructions in the supply line or even problems with pipe design. A plumber can diagnose the issue and ascertain what needs doing.
If your pipes freeze, don’t take the chance of busting or cracking a pipe by trying to thaw it yourself. Instead, get a plumber out to take a look and help you unfreeze your pipes with minimal damage.
Of course, if your pipe has already cracked, you need to call a plumber ASAP.
Bath That Won’t Drain
If your bath doesn’t drain, you might start off with a plunger or a drain unblocker to try and solve the issue. There’s nothing wrong with that, and these things can provide a quick and cheap remedy.
However, if you’ve tried your best and the bath still isn’t draining, give a plumber a call. If you leave it, the problem will only get worse.
Much like the bath, if your toilet isn’t draining properly, you might start out tackling the issue yourself with a plunger. Sometimes this clears the toilet and sets it to rights again.
If the plunger treatment isn’t working, it’s time to ask a professional. There are several causes of a blocked toilet, and a plumber will be able to figure out where the problem lies.
Shower Valve Needs Replacing
Replacing a shower head by yourself can usually be done quickly, but replacing the shower valve is a job for a professional.
Tackling this job yourself is likely to be fiddly, not to mention the fact that you could accidentally damage your shower wall and end up even more out of pocket!
If any of these things are becoming an issue in your home, it’s time to give your local plumber a call. They’ll be able to get to the root of the problem and fix it for you with no damage to your plumbing, leaving things flowing just as they should.