6 Signs that You Need to Call a Plumber

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Some plumbing problems are a quick fix for a handy DIY’er. Others can seem easy to fix, but can quickly escalate into a nightmare. So as a homeowner, how do you know when it’s time to bring in a professional? How do you avoid a DIY disaster? 

Put together by a Dallas plumbing company, here are 6 signs that you need to contact a plumber:

1. You Have No Water

There is nothing worse than waking up and finding out that you have no water in your home. If you suddenly have no water and all is well with your water bill, check with your neighbors to see if they have water. If it looks like it’s just your home, call a plumber. Having no water could be a sign of a serious clog, frozen pipes, broken pipes, or a serious backup. 

2. There is No Hot Water

If you suddenly have no hot water in your home, and long showers are not to blame, it’s time to call a plumber. A plumber can help you troubleshoot the problem and determine if there is a serious issue. A sudden loss of hot water could be as simple as a pilot light blown out, but oftentimes it is much more complicated than that. A professional can help you avoid hazards like burns, electrical problems, and damage to your septic system. 

3. The Hot Water Heater is Sweating

If your hot water seems to be having hot flashes, it’s likely not due to its age. Instead, a sweating hot water heater can be a sign of a slow leak. If the ground is damp near your water heater, check for cracks in the piping or casing. If you can’t identify where the water is coming from, call a plumber right away. Water heaters are hooked up to electricity, sometimes gas, and water. A plumbing professional can help make sure that you and your home are safe from potential hazards. 

4. Your Water Pressure is Very Low

If your water pressure is suddenly very low, it could be a sign of a problem with the internal workings of your plumbing system. A decrease in water pressure could be a sign of a leak, cracked or broken pipes, or a crack in your home’s foundation. What seems like a small inconvenience can be extremely devastating if it is not repaired quickly. Call a plumber to assess the problem and determine if your home is already damaged. 

5. Your Drains Don’t Drain

Clogs are a common problem, especially in households with children. If you have a drain that just doesn’t want to drain completely, try some DIY tricks for removing a clog. If that doesn’t work, or if you have more than one drain not draining, call a plumbing professional. There may be a clog in the pipes under your home or along the septic line. A plumber can use cameras and other tools to find the problem and offer solutions. 

 6. Faucets Never Stop Dripping

Aside from being annoying, if your faucets never stop dripping it can also be detrimental to your pocketbook. Even if your faucet only drips 10 times in one minute, you could end up paying for an additional 500 gallons of water each year. If your shower, faucets, or toilet won’t stop dripping – or if DIY methods haven’t worked, call a plumber. If the problem is a simple fix, then you will know what to do next time. Calling a plumber for even a seemingly small problem could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars if there is a problem you simply cannot fix yourself. 


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