When to Call a Plumber Rather Than Go the DIY Route

Most of us like to think we’re pretty handy when it comes to repairs in and around the home. Chances are good that you’ve had to troubleshoot a problem or two. However, there are some instances that require the knowledge, experience and skills of a professional. When should you call in professional Brevard plumber for your home in Cocoa, rather than going the DIY route?

Here’s a brief guide to what you should know.

Water Heater Woes

Your water heater does more than just heat water for your sink and shower. It also helps combat stagnation and bacteria growth in your water. When it’s not working properly, don’t go it alone. Anchor Plumbing services located in Brevard County has significant experience troubleshooting hot water heater problems, whether it’s just not heating, or you’ve noticed a leak from the tank. It’s never advised that you attempt to repair your water heater on your own.

Your Water Is a Funny Color or Smells Off

The water in your home should be colorless and odorless. However, there are many problems that can cause your water to change colors, or to develop an odd smell. If you notice any changes in color or smell, it’s important to let our experienced team of  plumbers handle the problem. It might also be wise to let the water company know, as the problem may lie outside the house with the pipes that feed into it.

All Drains Run Slow

Clogged drains are probably one of the most common issues homeowners will face plumbing-wise. However, if all the drains in your home are running slow, then the problem isn’t with them, but may be with the sewer line they feed into. This isn’t something that you can most likely do yourself, and our team of plumbers can help you tackle the problem. The issue might be roots growing into the sewer line, a clog in the line, or something else, but a professional can handle it.

Low Water Pressure

Your home should have consistent water pressure at all times. Obviously, the pressure might drop if multiple things are running at the same time (someone’s taking a shower while the dishwasher is running, for instance), but in general, it should be consistent. If you notice a drop in water pressure across the home, it could mean a clog in the line, or something even more serious such as poorly installed water supply lines.

In all of these instances, it’s essential to work with a trusted, professional plumber that offers a guarantee on all work for up to a year. While there’s nothing wrong with being “handy”, know when the problem requires specialist knowledge and experience, and call in the pros.

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