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Being a homeowner is already a full-time job, so even if you feel tempted to spend your weekend repairing and renovating parts of the house, some tasks are best left to the professionals—especially when it comes to emergency plumbing problems.

Here are five major plumbing issues that you shouldn’t try fixing yourself.

1. Running Toilets

Did you just experience a ghost flush? It’s when your toilet flushes itself when not in use. Don’t worry, though, it’s not an actual ghost—it’s a running toilet. Running toilets are usually the result of an underlying design flaw or an internal piping issue. Since these fixtures are complicated, only a professional should handle them.

2. Water Heater Issues

A water heater is a complicated appliance that requires professional maintenance and repair services from time to time. Whether you’re dealing with heating, leak, pressure, rust, or malfunctioning anode rod issues, we don’t recommend putting your DIY cap on.

A plumber will take a closer look and detect any internal and external problems to prevent water damage and overflow.

3. Clogged Sewer Lines

Sewer clogs are a leading cause of foul smells, pipe corrosion, health problems, water contamination, and mold growth. Since sewers are often public domain, you need to get a plumber to deal with the issue.

4. A Significant Plumbing Installation

If you’re planning to install a new radiator, water pressure booster, heater, vent, or any other significant plumbing fixture, don’t do it yourself.

The chances are that you might end up with a bigger problem on your hands if you miss even a small step in the process.

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5. Low Water Pressure in the Supply Line

Low water pressure could be due to a supply line issue or a leak somewhere else in your residential plumbing system. The odds are that you don’t have the appropriate tools and expertise to assess, detect, and fix these issues.

How Can We Help?

At 24/7 Plumbing Services Co., LP, we offer quality residential plumbing services and expert, licensed technicians. Our services include water heater repairs, re-piping, drain cleaning, unclogging, and emergency plumbing, among others.

Learn more about our flexible financing options or contact us to book an appointment today!

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