Calling a plumber every time your facet leaks is not just inconvenient but expensive. So, it makes sense that being handy with the spanner can save you a few bucks. However, when is it time to step back and call in the professionals?
In this article, we will take a look at 5 cases of when you should be calling a plumber.
1) Your Water Supply Line Is Leaking
You have control over the water supply within the house with the main switch. But there’s nothing you can do if the water supply line itself is leaking or has burst.
If your water supply line has burst, try to find an intermediate water supply cut-off valve. If this doesn’t work, find the home’s main water shut-off valve. The next thing you need to do is call the plumber.
2) There’s No Water Coming In
You can also check to see if it’s localized in one area or the whole house first. If you have no water coming into the house while your neighbors are, you need to get a plumber.
Check to see if there are no open pipes or leaks that may have caused a chock in the lines. Also, check the main supply line and the water meter. If the meter is damaged or malfunctioned, it may result in no water supplied to your house.
3) There’s A Rapid Drainage Line Leak
Drains run through the whole house and are an important part of maintaining hygiene in the house. However, if you have a big leak in the drainage line, you may need a plumber.
Of course, if it’s the kitchen sink that’s leaking, you can deal with that yourself. But if you find your basement smelling foul because of a big leak or crack in the drainage line, it’s best to leave the work to the experts. If you aren’t careful, this can lead to damaged drywall and a massive repair bill.
4) There’s A Sewer Line Leak
If your sewer line is broken, you are probably going to have foul, smelly, and murky water accumulating in the backyard. You may also suffer from toilets and bathtubs overflowing if this happens. At this time, you need to call the plumber pronto.
Cleaning the sewer line, especially the one outside is a big job. So, if you end up having a broken pipe, you may end up paying thousands to fix it.
5) You Smell A Natural Gas Leak
This is a leak that can turn deadly. If you smell a gas leak, check to see if the stove was turned on without being lit. If this isn’t the case, see if you can find the origin of the gas leak. But call your gas company first. They will get to your place pretty quickly.
Also, call your plumber in case it’s coming from your water heater and they can fix this problem. But regardless, be careful in case you smell natural gas.