Do you know when to call a professional plumber? Many people think of calling the plumber when you have a leaking pipe, but that is not all that plumbers can do. In fact, they are experts at a variety of different repairs and installations involving all the water systems, pipes, and water-related appliances in your home. Here are five things that a plumber can do for you that you might not have known about.
Emergency Plumbing Repairs
This one is pretty obvious, but if you have something leaking, especially if it’s a significant leak, or you notice water in a place where it shouldn’t be, you should call a plumber immediately. Most people would call a plumber in these situations, but some people still think this is a time to try a do-it-yourself repair. That could actually cause more damage, or prolong the time before you can get the repairs made, which can lead to additional problems for your home. In any plumbing emergency, it’s best to call a professional.
Water Heater Repairs and Inspections
There is nothing quite like a cold shower—and we don’t mean that in a good way—but if your water heater goes out, you could find yourself shivering in the shower while you wait for someone to come and repair the problem. A better option is to call a plumber in Utah to come and inspect your water heater regularly, and make small repairs if you notice things like sediment buildup, strange noises from inside the water heater, or issues with getting water that’s a consistent temperature.
Routine Drain Cleaning
Most people don’t think to unclog their drain until it’s backed up and you can’t get any water down, but the truth is that in the majority of cases where you end up with a clogged drain, it could have been avoided with some regular cleaning. Call a plumber out on a regular basis to put their drain snakes and other specialized cleaning equipment to good use preventing clogs.
Installing Low-Flow Appliances
If you’re trying to find ways to conserve water—and in the middle of drought seasons like the ones we have been experiencing in Utah lately, many people are—you can call a plumber to install low-flow appliances, like a new low-flow toilet, low-flow showerheads, and other water-saving appliances around your home. This will also help your wallet by reducing your water usage and costs each month.
Repairing Sewer Lines
Many people think that when there’s a problem with a sewer line they should call the city or municipal offices, but they will only repair issues that occur in sewer lines under the streets. As soon as the pipes cross onto your property, it’s up to you to make any necessary repairs. Plumbers are the best people to call when you need to fix or repair these lines.
A plumber has a lot of different skills and areas of expertise, so anytime you have an issue involving a pipe or water, they can often help. Give them a call today at Beehive Plumbing to find out more.