When to Hire a Plumber
Homeowners often wonder about whether they can or should hire a plumber for smaller jobs. It’s easy to contact a plumber for a burst pipe or a clogged sewer line, but what about small issues? Many homeowners wonder if these are things that plumbers often handle. It can be tempting to put off handling small plumbing issues or to try to handle them on your own.
The reality is that most small plumbing issues, if not addressed professionally, will lead to bigger problems. Further, because small things can impact your home’s plumbing system, leaving these issues unresolved or incorrectly handling them can impact your entire system. Avoid these issues by having a professional handle any plumbing issues that you have. Here are a few common issues that plumbers handle on a regular basis.
A Dripping or Leaking Faucet
While it’s easy to ignore a leaking faucet, this is an issue that will not go away on its own. Plus, a constant leak leads to lots of wasted water. To avoid wasting water or having bigger issues, it’s important to fix leaking faucets as soon as possible.
This type of leak could be caused by anything from mineral build-ups to defective parts, or pipe corrosion. A plumber can effectively determine the cause of the leak and will fix all issues causing the leak. This will ensure that both your pipes and faucet are in good condition and working properly.
A Shower-Head Replacement
If you are considering replacing your shower head type, this is a good project to leave to a plumber. It’s important that showerheads are installed properly to avoid leaks and ongoing issues. Plus, there are some high-tech options, including smart showerheads, that can help to make your home plumbing more efficient.
Talk to a plumber about what options are available for you and ways that you can upgrade your bathroom plumbing. While this might seem like a small project, it’s one that’s best left to a plumber to ensure that you get the right product and that the project is done correctly.
Handling Garbage Disposal Repair
Garbage disposals regularly have issues. Whether it’s due to a clog, a jammed blade, or a motor problem, these appliances often stop working. Rather than trying to handle this on your own or simply living without a garbage disposal, call your plumber. Plumbers regularly repair garbage disposals and are adept at diagnosing and addressing the issue.
Further, if you need to replace your garbage disposal, your plumber can help you find the right replacement disposal. The best thing you can do to keep your home’s plumbing in good condition is to timely address any issues and to stay on top of any necessary maintenance.
Because of the complexity of your home’s plumbing systems, it’s a good idea to leave these tasks, even seemingly small ones, to professionals. Plumbers are available to handle all of your plumbing issues - no matter how small - so don’t hesitate to call a plumber for any issues that you have.
About Yochim Plumbing
For more than 40 years, Yochim Plumbing has been providing quality plumbing services to the Santa Clarita community. Their team of professionals is available 24/7 to meet all of your plumbing needs.