7 Signs It’s Time to Call a Professional Plumber

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 22:17
7 Signs It’s Time to Call a Professional Plumber

Do it yourself projects are tremendously rewarding; they help infuse you with pride that you’re able to take care of your home. But sometimes the best move you can make is knowing when to call in a pro so you don’t inadvertently cause more extensive damage - or hurt yourself! How do you know when it’s time to call in a professional plumber?


There are some plumbing jobs that are fine DIY projects. For example, if you have a dripping tap, you can easily and cheaply replace the washer. That is… if the washer is the problem, and you know how to do it correctly. But there are other situations that are much more complex. Here are seven signs it’s time to call a professional plumber.

7 Signs It’s Time to Call a Professional Plumber

1. You have a constantly dripping faucet. 

Yes, we did just say that many people can do this themselves. But if you tried to replace the washer, and the dripping persists (or if you’d just like to skip the DIY part and get great results!), call in a pro. A drip can lead to a lot of wasted water: just one drip per second wastes over 3000 gallons a year. That’s the equivalent of 180 showers down the drain - literally. 

2. Your drains are clogged. 

Do your sinks or bathtub refuse to drain? It can be tempting to “save a few bucks” and pour some drain cleaner down there. The reality is that most commercial products are actually bad for pipes; you could be doing more harm than good. A plumber can accurately assess the situation and implement effective solutions.

3. Your toilet is overflowing. 

This is a problem that no one wants to have! Toilets may overflow when a drain is clogged or blocked when the float is not adjusted properly and the tank overfills, or when there is a blocked vent pipe. In any of these cases, it is best to have a professional plumber to check it out and apply the right techniques to resolve the issue. And, toilets do become obsolete and fail to function properly with age. A new toilet has superior design and construction, saving you money with every flush. Is it time to replace or repair?

4. Water is backing up into your sinks. 

This indicates that there is a blockage along the drain. There could be a small object obstructing water flow or there may be damage to the drainage system. Get someone in to evaluate the problem before it becomes worse - and more expensive. 

5. You have no hot water. 

Stepping into your morning shower shouldn’t feel like a trip to the arctic. If you don’t have hot water, contact a plumber to come to look at your appliance. There may be some issues with sediment, age, or other component problems. You’ll also want to call in the pros if your water heater is “sweating” or leaking. Don’t wait.

6. Your water pressure is low. 

If you notice a lowering of your water pressure in one sink, it could be as simple as an aerator that’s clogged with sediment. The problem is present in more than one sink, there is likely a bigger problem at work, such as cracked or broken pipes in the walls or under your foundation. 

7. You need help now! 

Maybe water is gushing from a busted pipe or you suddenly have no water. Whatever your plumbing emergency, Action Service Co. is just a call away.

Plumbing is complex, and some jobs are best left to the professionals. Contact the best plumbers in Iredell County for the fast, responsive, and friendly service you need.