Before you call a plumber, you need to gain some knowledge about plumbing home services. In this article we’ll give you what you need to know about plumbing home services before you ever have to call a plumber that will save you time, and can possibly save you some money should the need arises. Your plumber will need as much information from you as they can get, otherwise if they have to spend more time doing more work just to troubleshoot, keep in mind that they have to charge for that as well. Not only that, but if you don’t tell them everything to look for, then they’re going to miss it, and this will result in another call out, and another separate charge which could cost you even more money.
You may be able to find any other guy walking along the street and find out that they’re a plumber. Then you hire them to your house and the next thing you know that your pipes were replaced with cheap and shoddy equipment, and sometimes (if you had copper pipes), there are even plumbers who will purposely chop off our coper and replace cheap materials. Other times, there are the ones who outright steal pipes (yes, it does happen).
They Aren’t the Mario Brothers
Just so you know, the Mario brothers made an entire fun spoof on what plumbers were back in the 80’s. Fortunately, this show didn’t last long (although it was a great cartoon). That being said, there’s no magic mushroom that can make your problem grow smaller. There is however fungus and mold that can result from your problem, and this will need to be addressed.
When you have a plumber, who know what they’re doing, they’re going to need you out of their way. They need experience in confined spaces, and they have to have knowledge to answer your questions. Don’t be afraid to ask any while they are working. Whether they’re fixing a toilet or a sink, or even a bathtub, they are still coherent enough to answer questions. Just don’t bug them too much and let them work too.
Some tips to help avoid having to call a plumber:
Learn how to shut off the water main. This saves a lot of time.
Try finding out why your toilet won’t flush (even a toilet base leak can cause that and water seeping out).
If your water heater isn’t working, check the pilot light (if electric, check the heating coil where the wires go in. Be sure to test with a continuity tester, and turn off all electricity to the water heater if you do need to replace).
Whatever your problem is, you need to know a few certain things before calling a plumber, and this is what our aim was. From gas leaks, rusted pipes, frozen pipes, and many more services, a plumber can do the work for you and save you the time and hustle. But there are many of these quick fixes that can help your plumber with his work which means less time for him to have to work with you. Sometimes it could save your life