Plumb-Pro Plumber Pressing Plunger In SinkYou may be a handy dandy do-it-yourselfer, but there are times when you will need a professional plumber to come out to your house for emergencies or situations you’re not equipped to handle. Here are ten situations you shouldn’t try to handle yourself.

  1. Moving existing plumbing or adding a new gas line during plumbing renovations and bathroom remodels
  2. Plumbing modifications such as extending water lines or re-routing sewer pipes. This usually requires the use of a blow torch and welding expertise and can quickly escalate into a disaster.
  3. No hot water? Unless your hot water tank is leaking, it may take some reconnaissance to figure out the problem. Plumb-Pro will be able to tell if you need a new heater or if the old one can be fixed.
  4. Plumbing issues can sneak up on you but a residential plumber will be able to catch small problems before they become big ones.
  5. Don’t use joint fillers and fitting compounds on leaky pipes and expect it to last forever. Joint fillers and fitting compounds are a temporary fix; for a permanent repair, you’ll want to get one of our plumbers to replace the pipe sections or fittings.
  6. Low water pressure? This could be caused by rust in the water lines, low water pressure from the city supply, or even poorly designed supply lines. Plumb-Pro’s journeyman plumbers will be able to analyze the problem and fix it in no time.
  7. Running toilet? You might be able to fix the problem yourself by replacing the flapper, float apparatus, and fill tube, but if your toilet is still running, you might have a bigger problem that needs a professional plumber.
  8. Shower valve replacement take practice. There are many options to choose from and many of those can be tricky. Call Plumb-Pro for help when you don’t want to risk damaging your walls.
  9. Tub replacement. This is a big job and harder than it looks!
  10. Your kids flushed something down the toilet they shouldn’t have. Your first instinct might be the plunger, but plunging can make the problem worse by pushing the object into the waste line. Stop flushing the toilet and call Plumb-Pro. We will do what we can to help.