4 Tasks Only A Plumber Should Handle

Every Minnesotan home has a complex plumbing system that delivers water to its plumbing fixtures. From your water heater to your toilet, it is crucial that every system is working together to ensure your home has the water it needs to operate. When one of these plumbing systems starts acting up, time is of the essence so no comfort is lost and no costly repair is needed. Below, our HomeWorks team has listed four things homeowners should always leave to the professionals to make sure their home has the comfort they deserve.

Water Heater Installation

Your water heater is a crucial part of your home. It delivers hot water for daily tasks such as showering, bathing, and washing dishes. When you are due for a new one, you will begin to notice common signs like lack of hot water, strange noises coming from your system, or rising utility bills. While these are causes for concern, it does not mean you should attempt to remedy the situation yourself. It may be tempting to YouTube how to install a system but an improperly installed system can lead to much larger issues such as:

  • Gas leaks
  • Water leaks
  • Scalding water
  • Extreme water pressure
  • Ignition problems

Drain Clearings

While some drain clogs are easy to clear, others, are not so much. Sometimes surface-level clogs may appear cleared after attempting at-home remedies but you may be causing more harm than good to your pipes. Drain clearings are another common plumbing problem that should only be left to professionals. If you begin to notice a smelly sink, frequent backups, or slow drainage in multiple different places in your home, it’s time to call HomeWorks. Here’s what could happen if you neglect a drain clog:

  • Pipe corrosion from at-home remedies
  • Pipe burst
  • A larger and more costly clog
  • Sewer back-up

Water Leaks

No one loves a water leak. They can be scary and major leaks can be quite devastating to your home. When you notice even the smallest evidence of a leak in your home, it’s best to call the professionals right away. While you may only see a fraction of the damage, a more costly issue could be lurking in your pipes or even your walls! Make sure a skilled plumber addresses even the smallest issue to ensure it is not stemming from another area in your home. Here’s what can happen when you attempt to handle a leak on your own:

  • Higher water bills due to a missed leak
  • Mold or mildew growth within your home from improper cleanup
  • Water damage on floors, ceilings, or within walls

Sump Pump Maintenance

Sump pumps are complex systems. While true to their name, they are pumps that are installed at the lowest point in your home, typically basements, to ensure your home does not flood from heavy rains or plumbing issues. These systems require maintenance to protect your home from any element. It is imperative that you have a professional out to perform the proper maintenance as needed. If not, you could run into one of these situations:

  • Frozen or clogged discharge line
  • Smelly sump pump
  • Constantly running sump pump

If you are currently experiencing issues with one of the above items listed, it’s time to call our HomeWorks team. Our plumbers have the skill and expertise to ensure your plumbing is working as it should. Let us make your plumbing WORK today!

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