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4 Times to Call a Plumber Instead of Doing It Yourself

It can feel great to tackle a household problem on your own, and many homeowners are diving into more DIY projects these days. And while there are plenty of things you may safely handle by yourself, there are some plumbing issues that are best left to the pros. In these cases, you may not have the skills, experience, or tools needed to fix things correctly, and could potentially end up doing more damage. Oftentimes, it’s worth the money to hire a professional plumber!

Here are 4 scenarios that call for a plumbing expert:

1. You’ve got burst pipes

It’s fairly common for household pipes to burst in the winter, when temperatures drop drastically and the water in exposed pipes freezes. When you have leaking or burst pipes on your hands, don’t try to patch or replace them yourself. A plumber can identify where the leak originated or where the pipes broke and address any areas affected by water damage.

2. You’ve got gurgles

If you notice gurgling or backflow in your toilet, shower, sinks, or appliances, this calls for a professional eye. There are several ways that your plumbing system stays balanced with air and with pressure, and this can be difficult to resolve on your own.

3. You’ve got sewer smell in your home

Noticing a smell in your home like sewage, and you can’t figure out where it’s coming from? It’s time to call a plumber! Things like backups and clogs, as well as poorly ventilated pipes can cause this odor and may indicate a potentially serious problem with exterior drainage systems.

4. You’re losing hot water

No one wants to be without hot water. If you’ve noticed less and less hot water, it may be time to call a plumber. They can investigate your water heater and associated pipes to identify the issue, and get you back to enjoying warm showers!

Your local plumber is your trusted ally in taking care of your plumbing issues. When you want to rest well knowing the job is done right, contact Powell’s Plumbing, and we’ll provide an effective solution to your plumbing problems.

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