3 Signs That It’s Time To Hire A Professional Plumber

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Ever since the rise of social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram, users can now find a how-to video on just about everything under the sun, making it super easy to learn new skills and also save a lot of money by learning how to do things by themselves around the house, instead of hiring a bunch of professionals to get it done. 


While this is a great way to not only save money but also develop useful life skills, it may not always be the best way to go, especially if you’re dealing with difficult problems (like electrical or plumbing) which could end up costing you more than you thought if you get it wrong. 


In this blog, we’re going to walk you through 3 of the signs which you should keep an eye out for to know when it’s time to hire a professional plumber, instead of trying to fix the problem yourself – let’s get started!

1. A leaky faucet or pipe

We’ll be honest, most leaky pipes or faucets are relatively easy to fix and can be done with the help of a simple YouTube video, even if you don’t have much experience with plumbing. However, there are certain situations where it’s best to rely on experienced professionals. If you’re in Boerne, Texas, and encounter more complex plumbing issues or need to address hidden problems, it’s advisable to contact plumbers in Boerne Texas to ensure the job is done right.


However, there are some leaks which are nearly impossible to fix without having to completely remove and replace the entire piping – and it’s always best to get professional help if you’re not completely sure of your plumbing skills. 


If you have a leaky faucet or pipe that won’t seem to stop even though you’ve tried all the fixes you can, you need to immediately call professional help for a number of reasons. For starters, you’ll end up wasting a lot of water for every minute that your faucet or pipe continues to leak. 


Apart from this, there are also chances of your home developing mold due to the constant wetness and dripping of water, and mold is incredibly hard to get rid of once it’s in your home. It’s also very dangerous for your health.


Finally, there are chances of the drip gradually increasing, and you could end up with a flooded home by the time you return from work, which is going to cost you quite a bit. Instead, it’s best to get professional help and fix the problem before it gets worse. 

2. Any loud, jarring noise which won’t go away 

While pipes, taps, and sinks are still quite simple and easy to fix, even if you’re new to plumbing, a garbage disposal is a lot more complex (not to mention expensive as well). While you may think you’ve fixed a leak, hearing unpleasant noises which you didn’t hear before is a sure sign that your garbage disposal unit is still broken and needs to be fixed properly. 


If you figure out that you have a broken garbage disposal unit that either needs to be completely replaced or fully serviced in order to function again, it’s best to call a professional simply because it’s quite complicated to even understand where the leak or noise is coming from. This is because there are multiple parts which could be faulty, and it would be extremely tedious and time consuming to try and figure it all out yourself. 

3. A foul smell from the toilet

If you think you fixed a problem in your toilet but can’t get rid of a foul smell that keeps coming from it, then chances are that there’s a bigger issue that needs fixing. You need to immediately get professional help in such a case, because breathing in fumes from the toilet can be extremely dangerous for your health. It can even go so far as to cause eye, throat, and nose irritation, so avoid using that bathroom until the problem has been resolved.