It’s true that there are some problems in your home that can be fixed with a DIY solution. However, it’s important to recognize that there are problems that require the attention of a professional. Residential and commercial plumbing issues are an example of such problems. No matter how experienced you consider yourself in fixing your pipes, it’s always best to leave this job to a trained plumber.
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to know when you need to call your local plumbing service. Here are examples of plumbing problems our experts at Alta Vista Services recommend getting an experienced plumber to fix.
If your bathtub, sink, or toilet is causing flooding every time you use them, then you might be dealing with a clogged drain. You can try to use drain cleaners, drain snakes, or plungers to try and unclog your pipes but if none of these work, it’s time to call a professional plumber. Ignoring clogged drains gets worse over time so make sure you book a service visit as soon as possible.
Drips and Leaks
If there is one residential plumbing problem that almost everyone has experienced, it’s a leaky faucet. This problem may be small but a faucet that averages one drip per second wastes up to 3,000 gallons every year. It’s actually cheaper in the long run to call your plumber for a fix than to let your faucet leak.
Water Pressure Problems
Any problem concerning water pressure needs to be fixed by a licensed plumber. Whether it’s isolated to one faucet or throughout your entire home, only a professional can properly diagnose and resolve this type of problem.
Water Heater Issues
Inconsistent temperatures or a complete failure to supply hot water are just a few problems professional plumbers can help you fix. Do not attempt to take a DIY approach to water heater issues as it may lead to worse and more expensive problems.
As soon as you see any of these issues in your plumbing, don’t hesitate to contact our experts at Alta Vista Services. Give us a call at (512) 713-0226 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate today.