Sometimes, knowing exactly when to call a plumber can be tricky. It is almost like knowing when to go to the doctor. Are you just a little sick, or are you “going to the doctor” sick. It could be the same for your plumbing system. Is the low water pressure you were experiencing this morning a real problem, or is it something that will fix itself by tonight? We can give you a little help. If you experience any of the following problems, it may be time to call the plumber.
Faucet Won’t Stop Dripping
Dripping faucets happen. Almost every home has had to deal with one from time to time. Sometimes you just need to jiggle the handle a little and the drip will stop. Sometimes the drip just never ends. This is when you need to call a plumber. Even if the faucet is leaking just a single drop at a time, the water waste will add up. The EPA has reported that a leak of 1 drip per second can result in a lost of 3,000 gallons a year!
Drains Won’t Drain
This is a particularly major problem if it is happening in your shower. A shower clog needs to be addressed as soon as possible as it will only worsen over time. You don’t want to be left standing in water up to your knees during your next shower. Clearing these obstructions can be difficult. Store bought drain cleaners often cannot get the job done. It is best to call a plumber if your shower or bathtub will not drain.
You Have no Flow
Poor flow or low water pressure isn’t a problem if it happens everyone once in a while, but if it is a persistent problem, it is time to call a plumber. This could be symptomatic of a large issue in your plumbing system, particularly in the desert where hard water can cause mineral buildups in pipes.