When to Call a Plumber

If you’re handy around the house, you may only need to call a plumber in an emergency. But for most folks, hiring a licensed plumber for remodeling, installations and more makes total sense, because you’re guaranteed a professional job that’s up to code. Beware the handyman who says he knows a lot about plumbing.

Minor plumbing repairs are within the abilities of most homeowners, now that we have YouTube and the internet to show us how to fix a problem. But even for the most experienced do-it-yourselfer, there are times when it is mandatory that you call a plumber, and fast.

  • Low water pressure throughout the house.

    The problem could be anywhere in your system. A good plumber will be able to analyze your system and pinpoint the problem.

  • No hot water.

    If your water heater is more than ten years old, it will definitely need to be replaced. A plumber can bring a new water heater and dispose of the old one. Many times, the same day you call. Water heater repairs include failed burners, igniters, faulty thermostat and more.

  • Clogged sewer line.

    If you’ve tried all the tricks and things are still backing up, call a plumber. A good plumber can use a video camera to locate the blockage and come up with a plan for removal.

  • Main line / sewer line leak.

    This isn’t your faucet that’s leaking. Call in the pros.

  • Frozen pipes.

    Turn off the water at the main shutoff valve. You can try to thaw a small section of pipe yourself, but if it’s cracked or the pipes are frozen behind a wall, you need to call a plumber.

  • Burst pipes.

    Turn off the main water shutoff valve and call a plumber to come replace the pipe.

Coldwright Plumbing is here to serve you. No job is too big or two small. We serve residential and commercial clients throughout the Harford County and Baltimore County area, and we’re just a phone call away. Call us today at 410-679-8487 for all of your plumbing repairs and plumbing installation needs.

When to Call a Plumber