While you may consider yourself handy around the house, and tackling a plumbing issue single-handedly can certainly save you money, it is important to know when to call in a professional drain expert. Without the proper knowledge and expertise, it is easy to turn a minor repair into a major fix if the problem is not handled correctly and further damage is done by an attempted self-repair.
If you are confident in dealing with minor repairs such as a clogged toilet or a slow draining sink, and you have the correct tools, certainly you can give it a go. However, bigger plumbing or blocked drain issues are best left to the professionals. If you find you cannot tackle the issue, or you are unsure about where to start, it is also advisable to leave it to an expert rather than risk personal injury or more costly damages.
Below are four instances where calling in a drain expert is recommended rather than dealing with the problem yourself.
Water Heater Issues
If you suddenly find yourself with no hot water, it’s best to call in an expert to have a look. While a water heater may seem deceptively easy to fix, it is actually a complicated appliance with many different components. It will be hard to tell if the problem is minor or will require a more major repair as water heaters can play up for a number of reasons. Mishandling the water heater can also be unsafe as they operate using electrical and gas systems. This one is best left in the hands of a qualified technician.
New or Major Installations
In general, new or major plumbing installations shouldn’t be done without the proper knowledge and expertise. Not only do you need to know the ins and outs of your plumbing system, you also need to be aware of any potential permits required when installing something new. The last thing you want to end up with is an expensive re-installation, so enlist the help of a professional to ensure installations are carried out correctly from the get-go.
Low Water Pressure
It is very difficult to determine the cause of low water pressure in your shower or sink. The issue could stem from the city supply or there could be something obstructing the pipes. Whatever the cause, a drain expert will be able to examine and diagnose the problem and provide you with advice on how best to go about repairing it.
You may have tried several times to unblock problematic drains, but if you find the issue persists, you could be dealing with a more major blockage of the sewer line. This is usually caused by tree roots penetrating the pipes and is an issue that needs to be dealt with by a drain expert. Attempting to repair yourself is not only unsafe, but can expose your property to raw sewage and can damage surrounding sewer lines.
In any scenario, if you encounter a drain issue you are unsure about, calling in a professional is always the safer option. Sydney Blocked Drains are trained specialists equipped with the latest technology and proper expertise to deal with drain issues both small and complex. Using techniques such as “no dig” pipe relining, CCTV drain cameras and high pressure water jetters, we are well equipped to repair your drain issue with minimal disruption to your home. For advice on a drain repair or an obligation-free quotes, give Sydney Blocked Drains a call today on 1300 403 201.
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