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Plumbing Problems - When to call a plumber

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Every homeowner will have to deal with plumbing issues at some point in their lives. Whether it’s a leaky tap or septic system issue, these complications can be frustrating and time-consuming. But have you ever wondered when the right time is to call a plumber? In this post, we’ll take you through the most common plumbing problems and at which stage they’ll require professional help.

When to call a plumber

Leaky taps

Let’s start with the quintessential plumbing problem: the dripping tap. No one wants to be lying in bed at night just to hear the constant drip, drip, drip of a tap that isn’t properly secure. Not only can this prevent you from a good night’s sleep but an unsecured tap can run you up hundreds of dollars through your water bill. A plumber can easily fix this by replacing the washer that forms the watertight seal.

Although this repair can be done without professional help, it is quite a tricky procedure. There may be more damage than you think and a lack of understanding of exactly what you’re working with can lead to you doing more harm than good. Call a professional plumber if you have any doubts about the extent of your problem or your ability to solve it.

Clogged drainpipe

We’ve all been there – when the tub, sink or toilet just won’t empty. When this happens it’s probably indicative of a clogged drain pipe.

Normally, this can be fixed with a plunger or a chemical solvent. The plunger uses air pressure to remove a clog and the chemical solvents will, in most cases, dissolve it. However, if you are experiencing clogging on a regular basis, it might be time to call your plumber. They will be able to effectively and safely assess and remove any debris.

Inconsistent water pressure

Inconsistent water pressure is a problem for a lot of homeowners, but did you know, most of the time, it can actually be fixed?

Although sometimes the problem might be linked to the source of your water, more often than not the inconsistent or low water pressure can be attributed to a build-up of minerals in your pipes. As water is transferred through your piping, small amounts of minerals will be deposited on its walls.

While not an immediate problem, in the long term this can halt the flow of the water, causing an inconsistency in your pressure. This problem can be easily fixed by a plumber and shouldn’t be attempted by those of you without a good knowledge of pipe systems and how they work.

Contact a plumber

With this guide, you should be able to recognise the common plumbing problems and know when to call a professional plumber in Castle Hill.

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