Plumbing issues around the home are inevitable from time to time. When it’s a minor problem, you may be able to fix it yourself, but for larger and more complex issues you’ll need a professional plumber.
In this blog, we share the top 7 plumbing issues that need to be fixed by a professional plumber to ensure the safety of you and your household.
The Top 7 Plumbing Issues that Require a Professional Plumber:
1. Water is leaking from the ceiling
If there are any electrical appliances nearby, turn the electricity off at the main switch. Then turn shut off the water to your home. If you are not sure how to do this, read our blog: Step-By-Step Guide to Turn Off the Water to My Home.
Once the water has been isolated, contact us to have a plumbing technician promptly sent to your home.
2. Carbon monoxide - from gas appliances
Carbon monoxide, also known as the silent killer, can pose a serious threat in some instances and is yet another reason to have your gas appliances inspected every 2 years by a professional plumber.
Read our blog to learn more about Why Carbon Monoxide testing is a real life saver. If you need gas appliance, such as a heater, inspected our master plumbers will be able to help keep your home safe.
3. Blocked Sink or Basin
A blocked kitchen sink or bathroom basin can be very inconvenient and annoying. Generally, the problem is found in the waste pipe between the trap and the main drainpipe.
If the blockage isn’t too complex, then running hot water and plunging can successfully unblock it. If this doesn’t work your drain will need to be cleaned using an electric drain cleaning snake. Contact us to unblock any stubborn blocked pipes.
4. Blocked Toilet
This is one of the most common plumbing issues. You can try using a quality plunger first to see if you can unblock it yourself.
If this doesn’t work, a sewer machine or a pressure jet may be required to unblock the drain followed by a CCTV inspection to identify any underlying issues with your drainage pipework. Our expert plumbers are available 24/7 to unblock your toilet.
5. Running Toilet
Toilets have an outlet valve that allows water to pass from the cistern to the pan/bowl when flushed. If a toilet outlet valve is faulty/no longer working properly, or the rubber has deteriorated and isn’t sealing on the seat then it will cause water to continually flow, giving you a large water bill.
You can buy a new outlet valve rubber kit and try to install it yourself but there are several makes and models. We suggest calling a professional plumber to service your entire toilet cistern and make any necessary adjustments. Contact us for a fast response within the hour.
6. Leaking Pipes
There is generally a reason why a pipe has burst or is leaking. Repair clamps and repair fittings will provide a temporary fix once you’ve located the burst, but they are not a long-term solution.
For peace of mind, contact a plumbing professional to solve the problem for the long term, so the leak doesn’t reoccur.
7. Tree Roots
Tree roots can get inside your drains via pipework joints or damaged and broken pipework. Once inside they will thrive in the damp and dark environment causing your drains to block and overflow.
If tree roots are not removed, they will cause major damage to your drainage system. You will need the help of a professional who has all the equipment required to successfully remove tree roots from your drain. Contact us to unblock your drain and provide a full drainage inspection report.