There’s an old joke. A man needs to call a plumber to fix a small leak. The plumber fixes the leak and says to the man, that will be $300. The man asks for an itemized bill. The plumber gives the itemized bill that said, “labor to fic the leak $50. Knowledge of knowing how to fix the leak, $250.”

People hire plumbers because of their knowledge. However, plumbing repairs can be costly. Even with the help of Google and Youtube videos, a homeowner might not have the knowledge or skill to resolve the problem on their own. In this article, we will discuss common issues where you need to call a plumber.

There Is A Vile Odor

If you noticed that the house starts having a vile odor and you cannot find the cause of the problem, it might be time to call a plumber. For example, if the odor smells like sewage or rotting food, then there could be a leak in your sewage pipe. This can have many health implications for you and your family.

If the smell is more like gas or propane, then you might have a gas leak. This is very dangerous as it can lead to an explosion or, at minimum, choke off your air supply. In either case, this is not something that a layperson should try and fix on their own and seek a professional plumber’s assistance.

Water Backs Up In The Unusual Places

Most people expect to see water backing up once in a while in the toilet. This is usually a common fix that you can achieve with the proper plunger or a plumbing snake. However, when you see water backing up from the laundry, dishwasher, or even bathtub. When this happens, this is indicative of a major clog somewhere in your pipes and if not resolved, can cause major damage to your home.

Slow Draining Issues

Homeowners can resolve most slow draining issues by creating an organic remedy that will help dissolve the clog or by using a plumbing snake to dislodge the clog. However, when those methods do not work, it is important to call a plumber as it might mean there is a crack or a very large clog that DIY methods will not remove.

Burst Pipes

When a pipe has burst, it is important to call a plumber right away. By failing to call a plumber, your home insurance might deny your claim for failing to try to mitigate the damage. By calling a plumber, not only will you be able to show that you mitigated the damage, but you will have a professional working to resolve the problem.

No Water

If you have no water in your home, despite being up-to-date on your water bills, then you might need to call a plumber. Assuming this is not a city-wide or neighborhood issue, there could be many reasons why your house is not getting any more water. Again, a plumber would be the best person to determine the issues and resolve them.

No Hot Water

If you usually have access to hot water and all of a sudden you do not, then there might be an issue with your water heater element. Given the pressure that water heaters have, it is best to have a professional take a look at it.

If you have a tankless or on-demand water heater, there might be a problem with the connection. Given the cost associated with installing a tankless water heater, it is best to hire a professional so as not to damage it further.

Contact Conyers Plumbing

If you are experiencing any plumbing problems, contact us. Our trained technicians will come to your home to investigate the situation and offer a solution.