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Plumbing Problems You Shouldn’t Try To Fix Yourself

Why You Shouldn't Try To Fix Plumbing Problems Yourself

Problems with plumbing are among the most common issues faced by homeowners. Sometimes, the problem might seem like an easy DIY repair but in most cases, even the most common problem requires a professional. Otherwise, you can be looking at even more problems, serious damage, and greater expense. These are some of the most common plumbing issues and why it’s wise to have them fixed by an experienced Bathurst plumber.

Leaking Taps

A worn washer is usually the cause of a tap that just won’t stop dripping. Removing the cap and replacing the washer might seem a simple task, however, many designs obscure the position of the washer and in some cases, the cause of the leak lies in the piping. Inexperience can lead to damage that is then more costly to have repaired, and this is where the guidance of a licensed professional can save you time and money down the track.

Blocked Drains

A homeowner’s stress levels rise when they’re confronted with clogging in the kitchen sinks, the toilet, and other drains and pipes throughout the home. There can be several reasons for blocked drains and pipes, including a buildup of hair, grease, food particles and other substances, age or tree roots interfering with the pipes.

Buying a chemical cleaner from a store might seem like a quick and easy solution, however, these often don’t remove the blockage or are only a short-term fix. Those with harsh chemicals can do more harm than good to your system. EPSSB has the expertise and the equipment to locate the source of the blockage and to clear it for safe, long term usage.

Low Water Pressure

A loss of water pressure is often the result of something much more than just a buildup of grime. Erosion of the water line or a fractured pipe can cause this, and it’s important to call on a licensed professional to inspect the problem, identify the cause, and provide an effective solution.

Blocked or Broken Toilet System

No one wants to go any length of time without a fully-functioning toilet in their home. Replacing a toilet seal might seem like a straightforward DIY fix, but incorrectly placed, it can lead to leaks, water damage, and, at worst, the kind of toilet plumbing disaster no one wants to face. The complexity of how water flow and pipework interact in this fixture means you want it handled by a professional.

Loss of Hot Water

If your water is heating more slowly than normal, or not at all, then your water heater needs a professional to take a look. Cracks in the waterline and a buildup of sediment can damage the heating components, causing the problem, as can weakness to the gas line or electrical power source. Installation, repair work, and dismantling of water heaters come with the risk of flooding and fire hazards, unless they are handled by a professional.

Gas Plumbing

Gas is a highly dangerous element and should only ever have repair, installation, or replacement work undertaken by an experienced gas fitter. Just the slightest miscalculation during a DIY fix can result in gas inhalation, burns, or an explosion. If you smell gas or suspect a gas leak, remove yourself from the area and contact a trusted Bathurst plumber for emergency assistance.

Call Our Experts

Plumbing is one of the most important aspects of home maintenance. If you’re experiencing any of the problems listed here, or another issue you can’t identify, contact Expert Plumbing and Solar Services Bathurst or phone us on 02 6332 4992 for solutions you can rely on.