(734) 222-3620

Knowing When You Need to Call a Plumber

Plumbing problems in your home?

Are you considering trying to fix your plumbing alone?

Unsure of when you need to call a professional?

Many people aren’t sure when to do it themselves and when to call a plumber. There are a ton of resources and videos online to show you how to do plumbing work yourself, which can be helpful. But ultimately, the choice depends on the type of problem, your experience, and the problem.

Why You Shouldn’t Do It Yourself

If you try to fix plumbing problems yourself to save some money, you’re going to be sacrificing your time as well as the money you spend on materials. There’s also a chance that you’ll make mistakes along the way. Small mistakes can lead to bigger, more expensive, even more frustrating problems. In the end, you could spend even more money by going this route.

Why You Should Call a Plumber

When you call a professional plumber, the problems will be taken care of in the right way if you choose the right plumber. Plumbers are experts. They deal with plumbing problems every day, so they’re less prone to making a mistake. They also will know the correct piping to use in each scenario. There are different sizes of piping (and a lot of them) which can easily be mixed up.

Good plumbers do all their work in accordance with the Uniform Plumbing Code. This ensures that your plumbing will be working properly, staying in good working order, and bringing you clean water. When you do it yourself, you could easily stray from these codes without knowing and give yourself bigger problems in the future—not just for your plumbing but potentially with the city inspectors as well.

Common Signs to Call

Common signs that let you know it’s time to call a plumber include dripping faucets, frozen pipes, poor water pressure, water heater issues, visible leaks, water damage, and clogged drains.

If you think it may be time to call a plumber, contact Washtenaw Plumbing & Heating. We provide plumbing services in Ann Arbor and the greater Washtenaw County area. We have 30+ years’ experience in the field. We’re here to help! Call today at 734-222-3620.