When is it Time to Call a Plumber?

Woman inspecting her kitchen faucet. D&F Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Portland OR & Vancouver WA talks about when it's time to call a plumber.How do you know when to call a plumber? There are many different reasons you may have to make the necessary call. Some may be obvious and pop up in a day, while others may take years to form and cause an unexpected plumbing emergency.

Don’t pull your hair out over a small problem developing into something bigger. We’ll tell you exactly when it’s time to call a plumber.

Is Your Faucet Dripping?

Do you hear that? Drip drop, drip drop…It’s that pesky faucet keeping you up at all hours of the night. 

A leaking faucet may not seem like too big of a deal most of the time. But the average family will waste about 9,400 gallons of water in a year just from leaks! 

Don’t let your money slowly drip down the drain — take action and have a professional troubleshoot that dripping faucet,

Do You See Signs of Water Damage?

Are your beautifully decorated walls looking a little funky? This may actually be because of your plumbing. Your pipes are hidden behind your walls, and if those pipes spring a leak, moisture can quickly cause damage. 

Signs of water damage could include:

  • Bubbling paint or wallpaper
  • Discoloration
  • Strange smells
  • Visible mold
  • High utility bills

Don’t just go painting over your problems!

Does Your Grass Have a Green Patch?

Having greener grass is always great unless it isn’t. If you notice a patch of grass greener than the rest of your yard, this could be a sewer problem. 

City sewer lines run between your house and the street. A section of grass that is more vibrant and lush could mean a sewer pipe rupture. A lot of times in Portland and Vancouver, the cause of sewer line problems comes from tree root invasions

Read Also:   Warning Signs You Need a Sewer Line Replacement

Is Your Toilet Wobbling?

Is your toilet wobbling like it had a rough night at the bar? If you want your toilet to sober up, it might take the expertise of a good plumber. A wobbly toilet can sometimes be fixed by replacing loose screws. This is a task many homeowners feel comfortable handling themselves.

But oftentimes the seal around the bottom of your toilet gets worn out, causing your toilet to move side-to-side. This broken seal can cause leaking and water damage to ruin your floor. Avoiding this problem will cost more than it would to call in a professional plumber.

Do You Have Low Water Pressure?

Having weak water flow could be simply solved by cleaning out a fixture. You might be able to improve your water pressure by soaking the end of your faucet in hot water and vinegar. 

If that doesn’t solve your water pressure problem, you might be facing:

  • Sediment buildup in your water heater
  • Calcium buildup in your shower head
  • Size of your water heater piping

In these situations, calling a plumber will save you a major headache. 

No homeowner wants to see their toilet overflow while scrambling for towels. Or watch their hardwood floor get ruined by water damage. It may be tempting to put off repairs, but a true professional can save you a lot of trouble and money down the road.

We’re here for you when it’s time to get your plumbing under control!

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