There’s many times we like to consider ourselves a plumber. Then there’s times when the toilet is clogged, the plunger isn’t helping and we admit to ourselves – it’s time to get a professional in.
Do you know when it’s time to call in the professionals? Here’s 7 tell-tale signs it’s time call the plumber.
Stained or sagged ceilings – You’re watching the match and notice the ceiling in the corner has a stain. You assume it’s nothing so ignore it.
Mid-season, it now takes up half the ceiling. Stained or sagging ceilings can be a sign of a hidden water leak. If left untreated, it can cost you a lot of money in water and structural damages. If you notice this problem, call a plumber and get them to assess the situation.
Running toilet – If every time you open your front door, the first thing you hear is your running toilet from the upstairs bathroom, then it’s time to pick up the phone. The likely cause of a running toiler is a broken flapper. If left untreated, it wastes gallons of water. Get a plumber in and have it sorted.
Something stinks – If it gets smelly in your kitchen all of a sudden, there’s a problem. Foul smells coming from your drains indicate a leak in the vent pipe, a clog, or another plumbing problem. Don’t live with the stink, get a plumber in to get rid of it.
A dripping tap – A dripping tap is a sign that the washers are worn out and need to be replaced. The constant dripping sound should be enough to get you on the phone to a plumber ASAP.
Multiple clogs – A few clogs here and there is very common in most households. You grab the plunger or the chemical pipe cleaners and within a few minutes your pipes are working smoothly again.But if the plunger or chemicals stop giving relief, it’s time to get the professional in. Multiple clogs could indicate a problem with the sewage system.
The drains won’t drain – If your shower, bath, or sink isn’t draining or not draining fully, you need to dial the plumber’s number. In some cases it could be an easy fix such as a blockage caused by a build-up of hair. In other cases, it could be something more serious such as a faulty septic tank. Act quickly to have it fixed quickly and save yourself the headache.
Bathroom blues – If you spot mold or damp patches in the bathroom, it’s suggests a leak. Instead of worrying yourself with it, hand it over to the professional who can have it sorted in a jiffy.