Don’t DIY: Hire a Professional Plumber

Jun 21 2017

Don’t DIY: Hire a Professional Plumber

Many home and small business owners often face the challenge of fixing minor leaks and pipe problems. To cut costs, they make do with tools in hand and attempt to fix it themselves. However, we recommend seeking professional help once you detect the following issues:

Minor Leaks

More often than not, minor leaks lead to major, much costlier repairs. If left untreated or poorly repaired, they could cause serious water damage and structural issues. An experienced plumber will be able to detect hidden leaks and stop them immediately.

Sewer Line Stoppage

Sewer line stoppages or clogged drains are serious plumbing emergencies. A wise thing to do is call for help right away before using any of the plumbing in the building. Toilets, showers, tubs, and sinks are more prone to stoppages, as they have a direct path to the sewer line. Only a trained plumber can identify where the clogging is coming from and how to address it.

Low Water Pressure or No Hot Water

Most water issues are a symptom of a faulty plumbing system. The cause may vary, depending on the type of system you have. Because low water pressure can be a symptom of many things, it’s best to verify it with an expert. It’s also advisable to ask for a second or third opinion from other plumbers.

Frozen Pipes

Among all plumbing issues, frozen pipes are one of the most dangerous. When temperatures drop and a pipe freeze, you could run out of water or the pipe might explode. The first thing you should do once you notice a sudden change in temperature is to have your pipes checked. Take preventative measures before the winter reduces the likelihood of frozen pipes.

Plumbing problems are more complicated than they seem and often require expertise and special tools. While you can carry out band-aid fixes, a licensed plumber can get down to the cause of the problem and address it accordingly.

One of the reasons people put off calling a plumber is because commercial services can be expensive. Quotes come with high flat and hourly rates, as well as additional costs, such as insurance.

A cost-effective and safe alternative to this is hire plumbing services from an independent contractor. Mechanical Contractors helps Maine residents and businesses find dependable plumbers and general contractors at a relatively more affordable cost. Get in touch with us today for more details.

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