Do you find yourself wondering if you need a plunger or a plumber? Can your plumbing problem be fixed with a little hard work or some do-it-yourself labor? Well, maybe, but if you are unsure of what you are doing or you do not have the proper tools you should not try to repair plumbing problems on your own.
Toilets – Toilets can back up with normal household usage (or some encouragement from little ones flushing who knows what down them) and sometimes a quick plunge is all you need, but if you are having a continuing problem with your toilet backing up or your bowl is either filling up too much or not enough water or you smell a strong odor that you know does not belong in your bathroom, you really need to call a professional.
Sinks/Bathtubs – When it comes to slow moving drains or drips you will probably end up needing a trained plumber. There are numerous products on the market that will unclog your drain, but many times it is only temporary and using these products too often can damage your pipes – something no one wants to do. Homeowners are prone to ignore small drips from their faucets thinking that it is not that big of a deal and not that much water is leaking out. It may not look like you are wasting a lot of water when it is just slowly dripping out, but you are and you need to have leaks repaired ASAP.
Anytime you notice water where you shouldn’t call a professional plumber right away. Water damage from a leaking toilet can cause all sorts of problems. Even if it is not from your toilet, ignoring water building up where it shouldn’t be will never be a good thing. Not only can standing water cause structural damage, but it could also encourage mold growth.
If you are unsure of whether or not you need a plumber do not hesitate to call. It will save you more money in the long run to have professional help than to wait – the issue will not resolve itself.
Call Carmine’s today at 203-791-8089 for all of your plumbing needs.