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4 signs you really need to call a plumber

There are some plumbing jobs that are pretty easy to tackle. Then there are the other ones.

The ones that immediately make you pause, but you inevitably still try to fix anyway. And later regret it. What starts out as a tiny trickle of water underneath your bathroom sink could quickly escalate to a Niagara Falls catastrophe, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Here are a few scenarios that you should probably leave to the experts:

Your Sink is Slow to Drain

When you’re taking a shower, does it feel like you’re wading in a kiddie pool? Does the water in your kitchen sink fill up to your elbows while you’re washing dishes? If so, you may have a drainage issue.

While there can be many culprits, the crux of the matter is that something is clogging up your plumbing. From children’s toys to food waste and even small rodents, anything could be stuck in your pipes and you won’t know just by looking down your dark drain.

Water Pressure is Non-Existent

Do you have to spend 20 minutes in the shower just to wash the shampoo out of your hair? Poor water pressure is often to blame. When this is the case, there is most likely a small clog in the faucet’s aerator. This is preventing water from fully flowing out of it, even when you turn the handle to full capacity. Simple enough, right? No. No it’s not. Give us a call.

No Water

There’s arguably nothing more disheartening than going to turn on the faucet at your kitchen sink and being surprised to find nothing comes out. There are various reasons why water isn’t being delivered to your home. There could be an undiscovered blockage somewhere or even a leak. It would be simple enough to tell if all of your plumbing was exposed and you could pinpoint the issue that way. Well, it’s not. This is where a plumber comes in and diagnoses the issue, without tearing up your home. 

Water Doesn’t Get Hot

Longing for a hot shower, only to discover that a stone cold one is the only thing on the menu at your house? Most of the time, a failed water heater is the cause when you’ve lost hot water. Your system may be totally shot or it might just require a little maintenance. Either way, it’s best to bring in a plumber.

Your Basement is Soggy

Have you started to dread going downstairs every time a big rain comes through? If your basement stays damp, don’t dismiss it and don’t assume it’s the weather. Though faulty insulation and weatherproofing could be at play, leaking pipes could also be a major cause.

If you have any other questions about a potential plumbing problem, don’t give it another thought. Just call your local Louisville or Lexington Dauenhauer, any hour.

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