5 Plumbing Situations That Require a Professional Plumber

Many plumbing tasks can be done using a few simple tools and minimal skill. However, there are also times when you should just leave the plumbing work to professionals. Handyman Connection® of Wake Forest shares the situations that require the help of a plumber.

  1. Tub, Sink or Toilet Won’t Drain — If using a plunger, a snake, or over-the-counter drain cleaners doesn’t do anything, you need to call a plumber. The solution may require shutting off the water supply for the kitchen or bathroom and repairing or replacing sections of the plumbing.

  1. Leaky Faucet or Shower Head — You might be surprised to know that a leaky faucet wastes as much as 3,000 gallons a year. This is why you should never let a faucet or a shower head leak for any amount of time. There are many reasons a faucet could leak; a plumber can help you save time and the cost of wasted water by quickly determining the cause and addressing it in a timely manner.

  1. Water Hammer — If your pipes emit a loud hammering sound when you turn it off, it’s called a water hammer. It’s caused by water pressure being abruptly stopped when you turn off water fixtures. One of the most effective ways to fix this is to have an air chamber installed, which allows excess pressure to escape into an air valve, preventing water hammers. Since installation work involves modifying the pipes, this should be left to a plumbing professional.

  1. Poor Water Pressure — There are many reasons why your pipes would have weak or inconsistent water pressure. Perhaps one of the main pipes are clogged, or maybe the pipes are poorly designed in the first place. This usually takes a lot of work, which, again, should be left to plumbers.

  1. Bathroom and Kitchen Renovations — Some bathroom and kitchen renovation plans make use of existing plumbing, simply replacing the fixtures. If your renovation project calls for new plumbing—perhaps you’re finally getting the overhead rain shower system you’ve always dreamed of—then you should call a professional to do it for you.

Handyman Connection of Wake Forest is your leading provider of plumbing and other handyman services. Give us a call at (919) 701-8009 or fill out our contact form.

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