How To Know When You Need A Plumber

In our world of constant connectivity to all the information on the Internet, many homeowners are becoming braver about DIY projects. They are confident that with a few YouTube videos and reliable Wi-Fi connection, they can tackle any home repairs. But when it comes to your home’s plumbing, you might want to be more selective about the repairs you are willing to undertake.

What you think of as a great way to save some money could turn into a very costly mistake very quickly. With most DIY repair projects, the worst outcome is that you fail, and you need to call a professional to get the light working or the garage door to close correctly. But when you fail at a plumbing repair, you could be facing the cost of substantial water damage repair or even contaminating your home with raw sewage. It is essential to know your limits and know the jobs that require the expertise of a licensed plumber.

Serious Plumbing Problems

When you encounter these serious plumbing issues in your home, it is best to call in a professional. You will know that the repair is done in compliance with the local building code and that a complete warranty backs the work.

  • Water Heater Problems- Water heater issues can range from leaking hot water to a thermostat that is not regulating the water temperature correctly. And both hold the potential to injure someone. Calling in a pro is the only way to know that the repair is done correctly and no one will be injured by a failed DIY repair. In addition, your solution might be to replace the entire water heater. But a licensed plumber will be able to repair many issues like leaking valves, failed thermostats, and broken pressure relief valves for a fraction of the cost of a replacement water heater.
  • Sump Pump Problems- Your home’s sump pump is like an insurance policy to protect your home from floodwater. You need to know that you can rely on that pump to work whenever it is needed. If your repair is not perfect, you might not know about the issue until your basement begins to flood and your sump pump does not turn on. And then it is too late to do anything but watch the water rise and ruin your belongings. Never risk a potential flood that could damage your home, belongings, and promote the growth of toxic black mold. Only trust the care and repair of your home’s sump pump to a licensed plumber.
  • Burst Pipes- A burst water line is a significant problem that will dump a lot of water in your home. But it can also be a sign of further issues like worn-out piping or a pressure issue. Sure, fixing the only leak might be reasonably simple. But only a licensed plumber will know what else to check to ensure your home is safe from another burst pipe issue.
  • Sewer And Drain Clogs- There is no substitute for a professional drain cleaning. Your licensed plumber will safely remove all the clogs without damaging your drain lines. No other drain cleaning method can guarantee that. And no other clog removal process comes backed with a warranty that you will not be faced with another flood of sewage in your home. A clogged drain or sewer line is a job for professionals.  

Call (956) 450-7774 when you need the assistance of a licensed plumber. The team at Victoria Plumbing Project is here 24/7 to provide you with exceptional customer service, top-quality plumbing work, and the best warranty in the industry.