When it comes to household plumbing issues, you may think that you’ll save a few dollars by doing it yourself. While there are a lot of simple issues you can easily fix, there are some issues that are dangerous and need specialist attention. In the end, it may end up costing you more than it would have to call a plumber in the first place! Don’t stress, we are here to set the record straight. In this blog, we are sharing the plumbing issues that should always be solved by a qualified professional.
Low Water Pressure
While low water pressure seems like a simple enough issue to fix alone, it can be a symptom of a larger issue. You may be only temporarily fixing the problem and letting things get worse. The main issues that cause low water pressure are:
- Partially shut valves
- Debris or mineral build up in your pipes
- Low pipe capacity with multiple outlets
- Faulty fixtures
- There is an issue with the main water supply
Some of these issues may not seem that serious, but they can cause serious damage if left over time. A plumber will able to determine what is causing low water pressure in your home and find a suitable solution for you.
Installing a water heater
When it comes to installing a water heater there is a lot of precision and expertise involved. You need to make sure you are using the correct supply line, that there is proper drainage and that the heater is the right size for your home.
Hiring a plumber is a guarantee that your water heater is installed properly and the installation won’t damage your home. It’s the same when it comes to water heater repairs. There is always an element of danger when it comes to working with gas or electricity. If it isn’t done properly you risk the safety of you and your home. A plumber who specialises in gas fittings is your safest bet.
Stormwater drainage issues
If your stormwater drain isn’t designed, installed or fixed properly then it can potentially harm our waterways. This is because, unlike sewerage, stormwater
So when it comes to fixing and install stormwater drains you should always use a qualified plumber. They will also ensure the drain is designed and installed correctly so you won’t have to worry about any leaks, floods or damages to your property.
Anything to do with sewerage
When it comes to sewerage issues you are better off leaving it to a professional. First of all, dealing with sewerage is messy, smelly and deeply unsanitary. If you don’t take the proper safety precautions you will put your health at risk. Your sewerage problem may not just be in your home, it could part of the property is owned by the local government. A licenced plumber will be able to determine where the issue is.
If there is a leak or blockage there is a risk your whole plumbing system could be contaminated. The flow of sewerage could seep into your pipes and into your home. Yuck! Getting a plumber in ensures that leaks and blockages are fixed properly. They can also assess the condition of your pipes and make sure your plumbing is safe and healthy.
Renovations and building homes
If you are about to undergo renovations or if you are about to start building your own home, you are better off paying for your plumbing to be done right. While it is tempting to cut costs wherever possible, installing plumbing yourself is bound to cost you more in the long run. Not only will leaky faucets and showerheads rack up your water bill, but if the system isn’t installed properly you may end up having to replace it all.
So to avoid structural damage and potential flooding invest in a good plumber to get it right.
Finding the right plumber can feel like a lot of work, and sometimes it’s hard to know what a reasonable price is. JPG Plumbing offers personalised, friendly and skilled plumbing services. Don’t take our word for it, you can browse out testimonials and check out our services. If you have any questions or would like a quote – call us today on 0400 978 442.