People like to think that they are handy around the house and that when small troubles crop up they can fix them with a box of tools. This is true for some household mishaps and woes. But when it comes to your plumbing system not everything can be fixed with a few store-bought wrenches. Below are some plumbing issues that definitely call for a licensed plumber. Tampering with these problems yourself can lead to bigger repairs or even water damage!
1. Hidden Leaks
You know water is leaking somewhere: you see the damp spots on the wall, you can hear the water running. But don’t attack the drywall yourself and see if you can fix the pipe on your own! This work requires precision leak detection to reduce the damage to the house. The repair of the leak is something that also takes professionals with the right tools.
2. Frozen Pipes
No, you can’t use a hairdryer or space heater to thaw out frozen pipes in winter. The reason that pipes burst from freezing is because of improper thawing, which increases pressure in the pipe. Contact a professional plumber to help you solve the problem.
3. Multiple Clogged Drains
A single drain in the house that’s become clogged is often something you can take care of with a plunger. (Please avoid using chemical drain cleaners, however.) But when more than one drain clogs, you have deeper issues in the plumbing. It will take a licensed plumber to find exactly what’s wrong and then repair it.
4. Busted Garbage Disposal
Please, please don’t do something like stick your hand down the garbage disposal to dislodge something that might be stuck in it. A plumber can have the trouble fixed in no time, although there are some cases where it’s better to have a new garbage disposal installed.
Finding a great plumber in Indianola, IA, and elsewhere in the Des Moines Area is easy. Just contact Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. “We Obey the Rule to Live By.”