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Three Household Plumbing Situations That Should Lead You To Call A Plumber

When you encounter a plumbing problem in your home, your first instinct might be to roll up your sleeves and attempt to deal with the issue – even if you don't have any previous experience in doing so. While your enthusiasm is admirable, the problem is that a minor plumbing problem can quickly turn into a major catastrophe because it was handled incorrectly. Although the average homeowner shouldn't have trouble managing smaller problems, there are other jobs that call for the attention of a professional right away. Here are three situations that you might face that should prompt you to call a local plumber.

Toilets That Consistently Back Up

When one of the toilets in your home backs up on occasion, you can normally get the problem fixed with a plunger. However, if you're experiencing consistent backing-up issues throughout your home, it's time to involve a professional. When toilets seem routinely clogged, the problem might not be with the toilets at all – it can often be the result of a blockage in the main drain line that runs from your home and connects with the local sewer network. Your licensed plumber has the right tools, including small cameras, to diagnose the exact reason for the issue before fixing it properly.

Water Marks On Your Ceiling

If you look above you and see a dark-colored spot on your ceiling, it's often indicative of a leak in the pipes that run above the ceiling and below the floor above. Given the risk of even a small leak causing major water damage – or worse, turning into a large leak – it's important to call a plumber right away. The repair steps to fix this problem are extensive and you want to be sure someone experienced in handling the job. The plumber will need to cut away a small section of the ceiling to locate the leak. He or she can then fix the leak and deal with any water damage that the leak has caused.

Constant Dripping From A Tap

A tap that constantly drips can be annoying, especially when it's quiet in the house and you're able to easily hear the drip. The concern here, beyond the drip increasing your water usage and subsequent bills, is that it's indicative of a problem with the seals in your tap and it could worsen over time. Your local plumber can handle this job quickly by checking the gaskets and inner mechanisms of the fixture to determine if it can be fixed or needs to be replaced.

For more information, contact Midwestern Plumbing Service or a similar company.