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How To Find Plumbing Issues You Might Need Professional Help With

Plumbing exposes the DIYer in all of us. We see a leaking faucet, a dripping pipe, or a water spot on the wall and we think that ‘we can fix that.’ The biggest issue that many people have when working with plumbing is that they can get in over their heads.
There are some plumbing problems that just can’t be fixed with the internet and the toolbox you have in the garage, and knowing the difference between taking on an issue and asking for some serious professional help is going to save you a lot of time, frustration, and money.
Problems that you need a professional plumber for
For starters, there’s a difference between replacements and repairs. Often you can make repairs yourself. You can tighten a leak, unclog a drain, or replace a section of piping that has gone bad. The problem that many would be plumbers will have is that they try to tackle replacements as well.
For example, replacing a broken garbage disposal that won’t run or replacing a busted water heater or clogged sewer line. These problems often require specialized tools and knowledge that only a Southern Maine Plumbing Service would have. Often these problems are too big for people to handle alone and they need some serious help from a team of experienced plumbers who know what they are doing and have the tools to fix it.
The problem is disruptive to your entire house or life
Another good measure of whether you should call a plumber to fix your issue is if the issue is very disruptive. Sure the constant ‘drip drip drip’ of a leak will eventually drive you insane, but you can get around to it when you get around to it. However, if you come home to no hot water and there’s no hot water on the coldest day of the year, that’s something you need to have fixed as quickly as possible by an experienced and reputable plumber!
Don’t bite off more than you can handle
Finally, the biggest reason that you should reach out and call a plumber is if the problem becomes more than you can handle confidently on your own. While the internet and a few tools can get you pretty far in the DIY world, eventually you are going to be knee deep in expensive problems if you don’t know when to call it and get help.
If you are unsure or hesitant about your plumbing problem and find that you aren’t 100% confident about fixing it alone, reach out and ask for help. Because it will save you time, money, and a lot of stress!