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Do It Yourself or Hire a Plumber

Getting Help with Plumbing

Minor plumbing problems do not always require a plumber’s help. Some minor problems have very easy solutions:

  • * If you live in a cold area where the temperature can get below freezing point, you can keep your pipes from freezing by leaving a faucet partially on so that a little water trickles out.
  • * If your pipes have already frozen, they can often be defrosted by heating the exposed parts with lamps or heaters.
  • * Remove material that may cause clogs by pouring hot water down the drain to wash it out.
  • * Make sure grease and chemical cleaners are not blocking the pipes.
  • * Keep your pipes insulated by wrapping them in insulating tape or foam.

Professional plumbing help becomes necessary when you have major plumbing problems such as replacement and repair of pipes and fixtures. Take preventative steps whenever you can, but don’t hesitate to call a plumber when a major plumbing problem occurs.

Getting Help with Plumbing

Plumbing problems are common in many homes and buildings. Many of these plumbing problems require the help of a professional plumber.

If you’re a homeowner faced with a plumbing problem that can’t be easily fixed by DIY plumbing, you need to get help from a qualified plumber.

Common Plumbing Problems

Plumbing problems occur every day. Pipes may make noise or develop leaks, faucets may stop working properly and not shut off, cold weather may freeze pipes, and drains–even showers–may become clogged. All of these plumbing problems require the attention of an experienced plumber.

Getting Help from a Plumber or Elsewhere

Hiring a plumber is the easiest and quickest way to solve your plumbing problems: a qualified and skilled plumber comes and fixes your plumbing problems. However, hiring a plumber can be expensive.

If money is an issue, you may opt to solve your plumbing problems yourself. In this case, you can either get advice from a professional plumber or refer to self-help materials that are freely available online. Some plumbing-related sites have forums where common plumbing problems are regularly answered. Taking advantage of these resources may be a great help to you.