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Times When You Should Call a Plumber

March 8, 2021

When Do I Need to Call a Plumber?

We’ve all been there — it’s ten o’clock in the morning, and you find a burst pipe in your home. Although you may not have the experience or training to handle such a situation, you decide to take matters into your own hands instead of calling a plumber.

While we commend homeowners for trying to tackle their plumbing problems, some should not be “DIY’d” unless you are proficient in the trade; here are a few scenarios when you should give us a call rather than search up a how-to video online:

A Plumbing Fixture Needs to be Replaced

Are you considering upgrading a sink faucet or your toilet? If so, many steps go into the equation to reach the final result you’re looking for. Unfortunately, there are many times when a homeowner will attempt to tackle the project on their own, will miss a step (i.e., forgetting to turn off your home’s water supply first), and a plumbing disaster will occur before their eyes.

Another thing to consider — there are often moments where a DIY fixture replacement will be successful, but the minute the water is turned back on, a piece to the plumbing puzzle may have been fastened in the incorrect place. So, to save yourself a plumbing headache, don’t hesitate to reach out to the pros for help.

A Pipe is Leaking

An alarming situation for any homeowner is discovering that a pipe in their humble abode is leaking. Whether it’s a small or large leak, it’s pertinent to contact a professional, licensed plumber right away to save the day.

Neglecting the leak can lead to:

  • A burst pipe

  • Irreversible water damage

  • Mold/mildew growth (if the pipe is behind a wall or ceiling)

Water is Scarce at Home

While on the topic of plumbing leaks, there’s a chance that you might run into a situation where you have no water present in your home. While this happens occasionally, it’s safe to say that no house is safe from this happening altogether.

Most notably, this could be caused by a major plumbing leak — which could cause the water to be dispersed somewhere else in the house. Other times, there’s a chance you may have turned the shut-off valve off and forgot to turn it back on. Regardless of the cause, don’t put this issue off — pick up that phone and call your technician immediately!

Professional Plumbing Services in Renton, Washington

For the best plumbing services in Renton and the surrounding areas, turn to The Plumbing Joint Inc.! We will get right to work on fixing any problems that have arisen with your home’s plumbing!

Call us today at (425) 228-3204 to schedule your service!