When it comes to the following four plumbing problems, you should call a professional plumber to diagnose and fix the problem instead of trying to DIY a solution to the problem.
Many folks try to fix a recurring clog in a sink or drain by pouring chemicals down the pipe. While this can solve the problem temporarily, it often only does the job for a short while. When you have a recurring clog, there is something afoot that chemicals can't fix. It is better to call in a professional plumber to diagnose and fix the issue because the problem could be as simple as a stubborn bit of debris or something more complicated like roots blocking the main line. You need to get a diagnosis from a professional to fix the problem for good.
Low Water Pressure
One of the most irritating plumbing issues is low water pressure. It can make showering an uncomfortable and chilly experience or make doing the dishes a drag. It's definitely not an easy problem to diagnose or fix on your own and you should definitely call a professional. Low water pressure can be caused by a variety of issues. It could be due to a blockage in the water coming into the house. It could be an issue with the municipal water supply. If you're on a well system, it could be caused by problems with a well pressure tank. A professional will be able to determine the cause and the proper fix.
Water Heater Leaks
Anytime combustible gas is in the equation, you should always call a professional plumber. When it comes to water heater leaks, you shouldn't take any chances. There are several reasons your water heater might leak including faulty connections, problematic drain valves, and even corrosion inside the tank. Underlying all these problems is the need to work around a flame and combustible gas, and only a trained professional should undertake any work on a water heater.
When it comes to your water supply, you can't take any chances. Water is life and discolored water can be a sign of serious issues. Discolored water could be the result of something like a corroded water heater but it could also be a bigger problem like a ruptured pipe that's letting contaminants into your drinking water. It could also be a problem with the source of your water, whether that's municipal or well water. Let a professional in plumbing and heating services do the diagnostics.
A few years ago, I could tell that we were having serious furnace problems. In addition to dealing with a house that was constantly too cold or too warm, we were also plagued by a noisy, smelly furnace that seemed to have trouble on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I didn't know enough about furnaces at the time to spot the problems quickly. One day, the entire system died, and it was beyond repair. After having that experience, I learned a lot about HVAC systems, so that I could troubleshoot future systems. This website is all about teaching you what you need to know so that you don't end up in the same situation.