Plumbing is something that many people have always had a problem with. Weather, and other factors cause common problems that may require a DIY solution to be applied (unless you don’t have time or the tools necessary, in which case you may want to call a plumber), but there are numerous things that will require you to call a professional plumber. If you’re not sure about how much a plumbing service would cost try to reach out to estimating companies to give you accurate pricing so you’re not caught off-guard with bills. In this guide, we’re going to tell you when you should expect to call a plumber and get the proper service from them to help you protect your home, and even yourself from having potential problems.
Definition of a Rapid Leak
When it come to a leaky pipe, there are certain things you can do, from tightening fixtures, as well as even replacing a pipe fitting yourself. Sometimes leaks that are very faint can cause serious water damage to your home over a long period of time, but many of these problems can even be fixed by the homeowner, with little to no experience.
However, if you have a very big and fast flowing leak, or have pipes spraying everywhere, and you don’t have the tools, parts, and more to replace the problem area of pipe, then you’ll want to hire a plumber. The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure that your shut-off valves to that pipe are off. While you may have some inside, this isn’t always the case. Therefore, it’s a best general practice that you shut off the water main for your home as well to call the plumber.
Your Water is At a Stand Still
If you have water, and it’s not winter (provided you paid your bill and your pipes aren’t frozen), and all of a sudden you lose all water pressure and the water completely stops flowing, you need to find the area of the piping that can post the majority of the problem.
Most of the time when water stops flowing, it’s generally in one area. If you notice that your water throughout your entire house stops flowing or has greatly reduced pressure for no reason, then you need to get ahold of a plumber as quickly as possible. This can be anything from the water heater not delivering hot water throughout the house properly (a clogged pipe at the water heater), all the way down to a busted water main that can cause numerous problems.
Foul Smelling Odors
If you smell sewer gases, and you can’t seem to find the source of the problem, or even if you can, you may want to find a licensed plumber to get to your home quickly. This can cause numerous problems as bacteria will constantly be growing and spreading throughout the inside and outside of your home, and may be a clogged sewer line, or even a crushed pipe.
In the Darwin area, it’s not uncommon that you may be a homeowner that has a sewer or plumbing problem. It literally happens to everyone. Not only that, but you may be one of the people who want to have gas fitting for your home if you want gas heating or a stove. Therefore, it’s best to call a professional plumber like Great Northern Plumbing & Gasfitting, who offer years of service to the Darwin area and have the licensing, certifications, and insurance needed to protect yourself and your family from a plumbing problem.