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6 Signs to call a professional!

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Often times we find ourselves trying to fix things around the house to save a little money. There are definitely some task that we can handle ourselves but when it comes to plumbing we should rely on the professionals. These are the top 6 situations in which you SHOULD call a plumber!

  • Your water isn’t running!

If your water isn’t running, you need to call a professional immediately. There are a multitude of reasons that your water is not flowing, and this would require professional attention. 

  • Do you have hot water?

If you don’t have hot water first check your hot water heater. If there is no signs of trouble there, call the professionals. There are many possibilities as to why you do not have hot water but you should let the professionals determine the cause as it can get costly.

  • Are you pipes draining slowly?

If you have a pipe that’s draining slowly you can by all means try your home remedies! But let’s say this doesn’t work… Call a professional. If your home remedy doesn’t correct the issue this could mean you have a bigger issue somewhere in your drainage system. You do not want to wait because this could cause the water to come back up your pipes and into your home!

  • Is your water off but you still hear it running?

I know this sound like a bad joke but it is not. If you can hear water running when its not this is a possible sign of a leak somewhere. Inspect your home for visible signs of a leak immediately. Call the professionals and give them any information you can.

  • Are your pipes frozen?

If you have frozen pipes, STOP! Call the professionals. End of story!

  • Do your drains smell?

If your drains smell you can attempt a home remedy solution. If the problem persists please call a professional immediately.

All of these things if caught early can be corrected before suffering a major water damage in your home. If you happen to not get to it in time and you do suffer a loss, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO® of Charles County, 301.753.8313 or SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill®, 301.292.4447.

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