Plumbing Problems You Should Always Leave to the Professionals
We all like to think that we can look after our own homes. Playing the role of a handyman can make us feel accomplished and sometimes save you money. Knowing how to solve simple problems like replacing a valve is a highly useful life skill.
However, what happens when residents try to tackle more serious problems is that they make the problem worse. Or, even if the problem seems to be temporarily mitigated the problem returns, and when it returns, it returns with a vengeance.
Calling a registered professional plumber Melbourne from the start would have resolved the issue quickly and efficiently, saving our property and our wallets.
There are just some things that are best left to the professionals. Despite how confident we feel in our abilities to work out an issue ourselves it is often best to bite the bullet, and call a trusted plumber.
With this said, here are three plumbing problems that you most definitely should not try to tackle yourself; for the sake of your property as well as your family:
Hot Water System Repairs
Not having hot water in your home is frustrating and the desire to try to rectify the problem as quickly as possible is understandable, but it really isn’t worth the risk. Trying to fix the problem yourself can put your family in danger. If you have a gas hot water heater you run the risk of causing a gas leak, which is serious. Gas is highly flammable and an explosion could occur at any moment resulting damage to your property or even injury or death. There is a reason it is illegal to mess with gas in your home, so don’t attempt to. Should you have an electric hot water system it is important to be aware of the fact that you will be working with electricity and water. I think it goes without saying that these two are not a good match and to prevent injury or even death it is best to leave this to the professionals. All in all, no matter what type of hot water system you have there is no doubt that it is best to call a professional plumber to help with any problems you may be having. Plumbers are available 24/7 and more often than not they will have the problem fixed before you even know it.
If you suspect a blockage in your sewer line do not attempt to fix it. Although most of us would prefer not to fish around in the sewers, it is still worthwhile noting that trying to fix a sewer blockage yourself is not advised. Attempting to unclog a sewer line can lead to a disaster. You are likely to make the issue worse, resulting in a sewage backup. Harmful sewage can become backed up to your house, coming in through the toilet and plug holes, presenting a health hazard to your family and a horrific pungent smell throughout the bathroom and house. On top of this, the backup can cause damage to your property, escalating the problem exponentially. Always seek the help of a local trusted plumber to address sewage or backflow plumbing issues immediately.
Low Water Pressure
It’s quite easy to notice if your shower suddenly feels less powerful than usual, this is one of the clearest symptoms of a change in water pressure. When problems like this occur it’s very tempting to immediately investigate the problem yourself. However, low water pressure can be caused by a large variety of potential problems, so without experience, it’s very difficult to identify the source.
Whether, the cause is a cracked pipe, a slow hidden leak or something more serious, the sooner that you are able to solve this problem the lower the risk of increased damage and the sooner you will be able to enjoy a proper shower.
Stormwater Drain Issues
Stormwater drains collect rainwater and direct it straight into our water supplies, without the need for treatment. It is therefore important that the drains are well maintained to avoid chemicals infiltrating the water. Erosion and damage to the system can lead to harmful chemicals, like pesticides, draining into the water and in turn to our waterways. In addition to this if the drains are leaky, then they will not perform their prime function of removing access rainwater. This will result in flooding, and possibly damage to your property.
For your plumbing concerns, it is always best to enlist the help of a professional to ensure the safety of your family and prevent a disaster from occurring. NLK plumbing is a trusted plumbing company operating throughout Melbourne. All our plumbers are highly skilled, and we always ensure that every plumber working for NLK is up to date on the very latest in plumbing industry technology and services. To book our services, call the team at NLK Plumbing 24/7 on 0404803333.