2. No Hot Water
If you don’t have any hot water, the problem is your water heater. Water heaters can malfunction due to problems with electrical supply lines, heating elements, or gas lines. Leave it to a professional to identify any faulty parts of your water heating system.
3. Water Heater Is Leaking
Water heater tanks can develop cracks that leak water. If you notice water on the ground near your heater, it could be from a faulty valve or corroded gasket. You’ll need professional help to replace broken heater components.
4. Drains Are Slow
If your bathroom sink drains very slowly, you probably have clogged drains. You can try to remove drain pipe blockage yourself, but you’ll have to call a professional for drain cleaning for certain types of clogs. A clogged sink or blocked toilet puts pressure on the rest of your plumbing system.
5. Running Toilet
One of the most common signs you need a plumber is a toilet that won’t stop running. A constantly flowing toilet can run up your monthly water bill and cause water line damage. A professional plumber will need to replace the flow valve or gasket.
6. Sewer Line Is Leaking
If you notice a sewage smell coming from your drains, it could be a leak in your septic tank or a sewer backup. In either case, sewage backup can cause major damage and poses a health hazard to you and your family.
Small leaks can quickly develop into major leaks if you neglect them. Leaking pipes can result from increased water pressure due to things like a clogged toilet or frozen pipes. Even leaky faucets can waste hundreds of gallons of water a year, and a steady leak can damage your walls and ceilings.
8. Basement Has Water
If you notice standing water pools in your basement, the problem is most likely a sump pump failure. You’ll need a professional to fix your pump so it can remove water.