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5 Signs You Should Call a Plumber

We’ve all been there. You’ve been noticing a leak from your kitchen tap for a few days now, but you haven’t been paying it any kind. After a few days, you realise that the leak has worsened, yet you still find yourself asking, “Do I really need to call a plumber?” If you find yourself asking this question, then the answer is likely “yes.” However, it can sometimes be hard to tell what problems call for immediate plumber assistance and which ones you can fix yourself. At Greg Mitchell Plumbing, we are passionate about providing affordable, high-quality services to our clients- and letting them know when to contact us. Here are a few common signs that you should call a plumber:

Slow drainage

If you are experiencing poor draining, this is a major warning sign of a blocked drain. Blocked drains are one of the most common plumbing problems. Many people don’t realise how easily their drains can get clogged! Grease, food particles, egg shells and soap residue can all cause blocked drains. With extreme blockages, pipes can burst and water flow can be stopped entirely. If your sinks are draining slowly, contact a plumber immediately!

Low water pressure

If your water isn’t flowing out of your faucets properly, it’s time to call a professional. An indication of low water pressure is when you turn your taps on fully, but the water is barely dripping out. Poor water pressure usually means that some waste is clogging the aerator and preventing the water from coming out of the two properly. Attempting to fix the problem yourself can result in serious damage to your pipes!

Strange odors

Unpleasant odors can be a result of a faulty valve. If your house suddenly smells like a sewer or rotten eggs, it means that you have a problem. Luckily, the solution is usually a simple repair or replacement of your valve. While it may sound easy, this is a task that requires an expert plumber. If anything goes wrong when handling the valve, your entire water supply could be negatively affected.

Sounds in the pipes

There should never be loud noises- or even subtle “whooshing” sounds- coming from your pipes. If you hear what sounds like running water leaking, that could mean there’s a hole in your pipes. This is particularly dangerous because- if left unattended- it could cost you hundreds of dollars on your water bill. However, if you hear knocking in your pipes, there could be several reasons why; there could either be too much pressure in your pipes or loose valves or support straps. Whenever you hear strange noises coming from your pipes, it means it’s time to call the plumber ASAP.

At the end of the day, a dismissed sign to call the plumber could result in a plumbing emergency. While Greg Mitchell Plumbing offers emergency plumbing services, these problems can be both expensive and time-consuming to fix. The best way to avoid costly repairs is to recognize the signs that you should call a plumber.

At Greg Mitchell Plumbing, we are committed to providing our clients with high-quality services. If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned plumbing problems, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We offer free quotes and are available 24/7.

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