Don’t Try These At Home: 4 Times You Need To Call A Plumber

Do-it-yourself projects are great for the wallet and for the ego, but even the most experienced do-it- yourselfer needs a professional hand now and again. So when is it time to call in a plumber? Here are four examples of situations that you’ll need a professional to deal with:

4. Frozen Pipes

This is one we Tucsonans don’t have to worry about too much, thanks to our desert climate. But every so often, even in the desert, temperatures drop, and pipes freeze. If it happens to you, don’t wait. Close the main water shutoff valve, and call a plumber to help thaw things out and determine whether the pipes are damaged. Frozen pipes can cause extensive water line damage.

3. Low Water Pressure

A lot different issues can cause you to lose water pressure throughout your house. It could be an obstruction in the water lines, low water pressure from the city supply, or poor supply-line design. Figuring out the problem is definitely a job for a professional.

2. No Hot Water

So you’ve tried all the usual tricks to get the water heater going, but something is just not working. If the problem is an obvious one, like a leak, you may not need diagnosis. But oftentimes it’s not so easy. If you have a bad heating element or a bad overload switch, you may need a plumber to diagnose and repair it.

1. Sewer Line Stoppage

Always a nasty surprise: you’re taking a shower, and just about to rinse the shampoo out of your hair when suddenly, your shower is filling with raw sewage! The disgusting mess can keep coming back, if not properly dealt with. This is usually caused by a plug in the sewer line. Frequently tree roots are the troublemakers. Rather than trying to figure out the problem and fix it by yourself, call a plumber. This is a job that needs a pro.

Find yourself in any of these situations? Call a plumber! We’ve been in the business for over 40 years, and we have the help you need no matter how big or small the job is.

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