When it comes to home repairs, there are some problems that are just too big or too technical for even the handiest of handy people. The biggest of plumbing problems are better left to the professional plumbers.
When it comes to plumbing repairs, you don’t want to take a chance with doing something you aren’t sure how to do, because you may end up with a huge mess in the end. Trying to fix problems that could result in a flood of your house are better first for expert plumbers.
Four plumbing problems that you should call a plumber about are:
- Pipe and sewer back-up. Typically, a basic clogged drain can be plunged and cleared by the homeowner. But if multiple drains are backing up into your house, or you notice the toilet water coming up into the bathtub after a flush, you definitely want to call a professional plumber. The clog is most likely somewhere deep underground and will require specialized tools to remove.
- Frozen pipes that burst. If one or more of your pipes bursts, then you will definitely need a professional plumber to come fix it. If it’s cold out and you open a faucet and no water comes out, then don’t take any risks—call a plumber. Turn off the water at the main shut-off valve and leave the faucets open until repairs by the plumber are completed.
- Broken pipes. If you experience clogged drains or backed-up pipes regularly, you may have a broken pipe somewhere underground. Often times, the roots of trees and plants grow into these broken pipes, causing obstructions. This is not a fix-it-yourself problem. A plumber will need to locate the broken pipe with an underground camera, and then begin excavation and replacement.
- Installing a new water heater. When it comes to a major appliance that uses water and electricity or gas, it is best to have it installed by an expert plumber. There are too many safety hazards involved to try to install it yourself. Leave the dangerous jobs to the pros.
For assistance with any of these issues, or other plumbing problems, contact our team of experts at Bishop Plumbing in Chicago.