It’s never much fun to come across a problem in your home that is likely to consume your evening or weekend. Some can be remedied by a quick Google search and a trip to a plumbing store in Richmond to pick up supplies, while others are much harder to fix without the relevant trade knowledge. Plumbing problems are among the most pressing of all home-related issues, as they can prevent you from using many of your appliances. It’s important to know when you can fix a problem on your own and when you should call a plumber. If you come across any of the following issues in your Richmond home, it might be time to let a professional plumber take a look
Your water pressure is low
As well as being extremely irritating – especially if it occurs in your shower – inconsistent or low water pressure can be a key indicator that it’s time to call in the experts. Poor water pressure sometimes occurs as a result of a buildup in your pipes, but it can be difficult to diagnose this on your own. Weak water pressure may be an indicator of a bigger problem, so it’s better to let an expert assess the extent of the damage and how it can be fixed. You will then be able to enjoy your high-pressure showers again!
Your drain is slow or clogged
This problem may or may not be an easy fix. Snaking the drain might solve the problem: hair or food clogging the drain is relatively easy to remedy. If using a snake does not solve the problem, it’s best to call a plumber in Richmond so you don’t accidentally make the problem worse. This problem also deserves attention as soon as possible – a clogged drain can greatly impact the use of your kitchen, shower, or toilet. Tolerating standing water in your sink or bath is likely to be a very unpleasant experience.
You notice a continuous dripping of water
This might seem like a minor issue, but it can become expensive very quickly. Although you might not consider a few occasional drops worthy of calling a Richmond plumber, a leaking tap may not only cost you extra money in your monthly water bill but is indicative of a larger issue that may worsen over time. It’s best to get a plumber to take a look at what may be causing the problem.
Your pipes have frozen
Although they are much more of a problem in particularly cold areas, frozen pipes are the bane of many homeowners during winter. Leaving frozen pipes to thaw on their own – or attempting to thaw them yourself – can be dangerous, as they are prone to bursting. This can result in large-scale damage as well as a huge amount of mess and water for you to clean up.
Your toilet has been overflowing
Another common household issue, especially in homes with children, is an overflowing toilet. If your toilet overflows after being flushed, there is probably a blockage somewhere. Sometimes this can be solved with a plunger, but if the plunger doesn’t seem to be helping, it’s best to call in a plumber. Many homeowners find it difficult to know which problems can be easily fixed and which require professional help. Ultimately, you don’t want to make a simple problem much worse than it needs to be, so if you are ever unsure about how to fix a plumbing problem in your home, it’s best to err on the side of caution and leave it to the plumbing professionals.
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About the Author: The above article on 5 signs you need to call a Richmond plumber was written and provided by Johanna Cider, she is a New Zealand-based writer who enjoys working on her own home improvement projects. She loves discussing travel, home and lifestyle topics and has written for companies such as Mr Blinds and brentsellsnelson. Find more of her work here.
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