Home improvement goes beyond keeping your house in order and mowing your lawns so let’s rope in the plumber. When it comes to plumbing repair or calling the plumber to your home, a stitch in time can save more than nine.
The secret is not to amass plumbing supply for replacements in your house, but to know when to call the “plumber near me”.
You may postpone other necessities like TV or fridge repair until next week, but not the need to contact the plumber when there are problems that need fixing. However, sometimes you fail to call
the plumber simply because you could not tell that your plumbing system is faulty.
If your eyes are not well-trained to detect the seemingly minor misshapes, one morning you will wake up to a flooded house, with your family’s clothes, shoes, and utensils floating freely from room to room. Your kids’ toy-babies will have long “drowned.”
Worse, your loose electric cables may have super-charged the water through the leaks to guarantee your instant electrocution the moment you step down to wade through the flood to rescue your already submerged Smartphone.
Even if this tragic scenario does not play out, having to drain the water that has leaked from the water pipe into your house is no easy task. Thus it helps to learn about leak detection, a clogged toilet, etc.
The Telltales to Watch Out For
So these top three easy-to-detect warning bells should alert you that all is not well and may not end well:
A Gurgling System
It is easy to ignore that “throat-clearing” sound your toilet, electric water heater, laundry, or a dishwasher make after or when you use them. To many users, it simply means the drainage is readjusting itself. That can be the case but not always so do not assume. It could be that the drainage pipe is clogged or has a leakage somewhere. Call the plumber for plumbing services.
An Unusual Sewage Smell
Okay, all sewage smell, or should. But you should know the degree your sewage smells. If the smell becomes
unusually strong that your nose can still pick it even while you are in the living room, you need to raise your eyebrows. Something is cooking, and it’s not delicious. Take a look. That leaking pipe will soon burst like a balloon. What if you are having guests on the day it bursts?
A Dripping Faucet
First, each drop counts. The record-keepers say that a single faucet drip, if not repaired, will cost you 20,000 liters of water in a year. While you may easily pay and forget this, failure to deal with the underlying problem could result in dire consequences hard to handle or forget.
For instance, one fine evening you are enthusiastically entertaining some high-level guests in the living-room only for the ceiling to start leaking like a sieve, filling your guests’ glasses with “guess what.” Such a hard-to-forget incident can be the outcome of an ignored dripping faucet.
Also, remember that a timely call to the plumber will save you from heavy charges you must pay if you wait until the problem escalates. It is also best to know one or two emergency plumbers near you so that should you need one, you can reach out immediately for water heater repair, bathroom faucet repair, or whatever it is that needs repair.
Hopefully, you won’t wait until the situation becomes an emergency before asking the plumber to hurry along with the plumbing tools, now that you have learned the telltale signs.