How To Know When To Call A Professional Plumber?

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al plumbers share their top 10 essentials for your DIY home plumbing kit.

The plumbing system is one of the unsung heroes of the modern home.  Most of the time it’s taken for granted: we use it umpteen times a day, it quietly does its job and we don’t even give it a second thought.  However, when things start to go wrong with the plumbing, it doesn’t take long to become apparent and often, it’s not simply a job for the average DIY-er.  It generally takes the skills and experience of a professional to correctly identify and fix plumbing issues satisfactorily.

A mildly blocked drain or toilet might be easily fixed with a plunger or a bottle of Drain-O; a leaking tap might simply require a new seal.  Most homeowners have the tools and know-how to fix these simple issues, but if there’s something more serious happening within the pipework of your home, you could waste a lot of time and do a lot of damage trying to fix it up yourself.

Here are some common plumbing problems that really really require a plumber:

  1. Low Water Pressure

Inconsistent or low water pressure might be an indication that there’s something happening inside your pipes.  It could be as simple as a mineral or debris buildup or it could mean something more serious: tree roots in the pipes,  a leaking or fractured pipe, an issue with the town supply or poor pipe design could be at fault.  A plumber can correctly identify and offer the appropriate solution to low-pressure issues.

  1. Slow Draining Pipes

Sinks that are slow to empty, toilets that won’t flush properly or tubs that drain slowly and gurgle as they do so, are not a good sign.  In fact, they often indicate a serious blockage in the pipework of your home.  Of course, there are many causes for pipe blockages so it’s best to call in a professional to work out the source of the obstruction.

  1. Foul Smells

Foul-smelling drains can be a problem both inside and outside the home.  If you repeatedly notice putrid smells like rotten eggs coming from your drains either inside or outside, this may be an indicator that there is a blocked or broken sewer pipe that needs attending to.  Left unattended, leaky sewerage pipes can cause environmental issues and be a serious health hazard.

  1. Leaking Pipes

Repairing leaking pipes inside cupboards or under the house is not necessarily a costly business, but it sure is a messy one!  Yes, the local hardware shop has shelves full of products for DIY pipe fix-ups, but so often we find that homemade fix only proves to be a temporary one!  Calling in a professional plumber to fix leaky pipes could save you a lot of time and stress, as well as the peace of mind that the job has been attended to properly first time round.

The team at Limcora have the expertise and the experience to handle all your home plumbing repairs.  Call us today on 1300 006 606 and talk to one of our staff.  We can handle your plumbing issues from first inspection right through to the final solution.

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