In a world of DIY projects, fix-it-yourself home repairs, and how-to videos that have saturated the internet, it’s easy to get caught up and develop a false sense of confidence and attempt your own plumbing repairs at home. While we don’t want to discourage you from learning something new, there are some plumbing projects that should be left to the professionals. Today’s article will point out specific repairs that should be left alone, until you contact Done-Right Rooter and Plumbing to rescue you from a potential plumbing disaster.
Low Water Pressure
Are you noticing your faucets and showerheads slowly losing pressure? Some houses have funny quirks to them, and will experience low water pressure if the sprinklers are on or the washing machine is running at that same time. If you’ve already ruled out any of those being potential causes and your water pressure is continuing to decrease, it might be time to hire a plumber.
There are several reasons that can play a part in low-pressure. Pipe obstructions, poor pipe design, even city water supply issues could be the reason your showers have been less enjoyable. By hiring a plumber from Done-Right, our professionals will be able to assess and diagnose the probable cause of the problem. If you have little-to-no plumbing experience or even a general understanding—steer clear of the problem. Attempting to resolve what you “think” is the problem, could result in unintentional (and expensive) damage to your pipes.
No Hot Water
As an American homeowner, you are fortunate to have access to clean flowing water, whenever you need it. A bonus to having a limitless supply of water at your fingertips is having access to hot water as well. Hot water helps clean your dishes in your dishwasher, wash your clothes in your washing machine, and enjoy long hot showers and relaxing bubble baths whenever you need it.
There is nothing worse than expecting to take a shower as soon as you wake up, and you go to step into the tub and are doused in frigid water temperatures. If you’ve never experienced this on your own, consider yourself lucky. No hot water is typically the result of a faulty water heater. Sometimes, the source of the issue is simply the pilot light has gone out, which can be easily resolved. Other times, your water heater could have more complex issues going on that require the knowledge of a professional plumber. Done-Right Rooter and Plumbing highly encourages you to avoid the temptation to fix your water heater on your own. Water heaters operate using electrical and gas systems, and a mistake in repairs could lead to serious personal injury and damage to your home. If you are not a professional technician that is vastly familiar with water heaters, it’s safe to just call us right away.
Problems With Your Pipes
At Done-Right Rooter and Plumbing, we know pipes. Pipes are the internal organs of your home. Your toilet has pipes, and all of your sinks, tubs, showers, dishwashers, and washing machines have pipes that can develop problems over time. Maintaining your pipes with commercial pipe cleaners is acceptable to do yourself, but that doesn’t always resolve bigger problems. If you are noticing a pipe blockage, it could be a sign of a blocked sewer line. These types of blockages could have developed for things that are simply out of your control. Overgrown tree roots and sediment buildup are a few issues that could be affecting your sewer lines. Another common pipe problem homeowners experience are burst pipes, which happens during the wintertime. The water in pipelines freeze and expand, causing pipes to break. Burst pipes could lead to major flood damage inside your home, as well as your yard and foundation. If you fear that you are experiencing pipe problems such as these, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our plumbers can evaluate the extent of the damage, find the source of the issue, and perform any and all repairs that are needed.
Jumping into a plumbing project at home may seem like an easy task that you think will save you money, but we urge you to carefully consider what you are capable of. You could find yourself dealing with a much larger plumbing problem on your hands, that will then lead to damaging your bank account and possibly resulting in injuries, not to mention a great deal of shame. Trust us, there is no harm in calling in the professionals, even if it’s just to seek some advice. Done-Right Rooter and Plumbing stands by our name and wants you to do it right and avoid doing it yourself.
Our plumbers and technicians are available to help with any of your residential plumbing problems, in addition to performing general plumbing services to water heaters, kitchens, and bathrooms.
Contact Done-Right today!