The do it yourself homeowner likes to tackle a wide range of issues on their own. From carpentry to electrical problems, and installations to plumbing. All people need to know their own limitations, however, and there are times when you need to call a professional. But how do you know when a problem is serious enough to warrant calling a plumbing company? Continue reading below to find out.
Clogged Sinks or Toilets
Oftentimes a clogged sink or toilet can easily be remedied at home. There are a few steps you can take on your own that will often fix the problem and have you going back to your normal day. If, however, those steps do not work you may have a large clog or one too far down in the pipes. This is when you should call a plumber.
Before calling a professional, however, try these simple quick fixes to see if you alleviate your issue:
-Use a plunger. This helps to break up the clog and works especially well in toilets. Please be sure, however, to not use the same plunger in your sinks that you use in your toilets. This can become a major health hazard.
-Use a drain snake to see if you can dislodge whatever is causing the backup.
Septic issue should never be dealt with on your own. If your tank is overflowing or leaking, you need to call a professional right away. Not only could wasted time amount to the issue becoming larger and much costlier, but it isn’t safe to work with your septic tank without special training. Why? Well you do know what’s kept in your septic tank, right? Human fecal matter is incredibly hazardous to your health.
Leaks Within the Walls or Flooring
If you have a leak inside your walls or floor, you don’t want to try fixing that yourself. As soon as the leak is noticed, you should shut off the main power supply and contact a plumbing professional. These types of leaks can quickly damage the foundation of your home, making it unsafe for human habitation.