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3 Signs You Need To Call A Plumber

August 17th, 2021 by gtowsley Leave a reply »

The last thing you want is to see water flooding in your apartment, wetting everything in its way. You don’t need to wait for this to realize you indeed need a plumber. But when exactly are you supposed to call a plumber? 

Well, a plumber can be called at about anytime, including when things seem to be okay. It is important to know that all plumbing problems, including minor ones, need professional handling. So, don’t try to fix things on your own because it may only get worse. Here are three scenarios or signs you need to call a plumber. 

  1. When You Don’t Have Water at All

We need not emphasize that we all need water to survive. But there are cases when this precious resource gets out of the way and sends people into a panic mode. If this happens at your home, you need to call a plumber immediately, before thinking about looking for alternatives. But just before you call a plumber, confirm with your neighbors whether they’re also experiencing the same problem. This will inform you accordingly whether to call the plumber yourself or the water company as the whole neighborhood. Confirming with the neighbors will prevent you from incurring extra costs and not get the help you need. 

While lack of water at your place may be a result of a broken or frozen pipe, lack of water mostly occurs due to low pressure. This problem could be a bit difficult to repair immediately, but the plumber will figure it out, at least. It could also well due to a leak that is preventing water from continuing the journey to your sink. Either way, don’t try to fix it on your own because that is what plumbers have been trained on. 

  1. Your Sink Can’t Drain at All or Is Slow to Drain

A clogged sink is the first sign that you have a problem with your pipes. Reason? The kitchen is the first place you run to when hunger and thirst start biting. However, you have to confirm with all the sinks first before calling a plumber, including the showers and any other sink around the house. As mentioned, it could only be any of the two scenarios; slow draining or not draining at all. Of course, you may think of trying to do the unclogging on your own but it could end sin futility. 

As plumber carries with them special tools that could be used to remove a range of materials and objects which could block your sink. These could be a child’s toy, a chunk of food, or a dead animal. So, to avoid damaging the sinks, pick your phone and call the plumber to come and do what they do best. 

  1. Hearing Weird Sounds in the Pipes 

Do you hear a gurgling sound in your pipes? Well, it could be a huge problem brewing on your water system. How about the sound of water running inside the pipes? That is not good news either. However, note that the sounds could be heard once in a while, which may not point to a problem lies ahead. The problem is when the gurgling is continuous even when you’re not using the shower, toilet, or washing utensils. 

It could be due to a leaking pipe or dropping water pressure, which may lead to stopping the water flow, eventually. Calling the plumber is the wise thing to do at this point. But, most importantly, ensure to back up water for use incase the pipes run dry before the plumber arrives. 


The signs mentioned above could not be the only reason to call a plumber but these are the main. A plumber is your best chance of avoiding a water problem in your house because they understand just about everything. The reason you should not try doing repairs on your own is that you might worsen the problem. 

At the same time, you shouldn’t be completely useless in your household. But if the plumber is taking long and you can see what is blocking your sink, proceed to remove it. Only call the plumber if you don’t have the proper equipment to solve the issue.

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