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4 Tell Tale Signs That You Need To Call Out A Plumber

If you find yourself wading through your kitchen ankle deep in water, then it's pretty obvious you've got a problem and therefore calling out a plumber is a bit of a no-brainer. However, what about when the signs of a potential plumbing problem aren't quite so blatant? When should these 'more subtle' signs be taken seriously? Let's take a closer look.

Bad smell

If you are continually experiencing a bad smell and can't find the source of it then you could potentially have a sewer problem. Although some pretty ghastly odours can emanate from sewers, the thing to note is that the foul smelling stench that's permeating your house, can also be pretty toxic too. Therefore if the smell lingers for longer than a day or two, pick up the phone and call out a qualified plumbing and drainage specialist.

Blocked drains

So, we've all experienced a blocked drain at some point or the other right? If so the chances are that to deal with it you've gone to your local hardware store, purchased a bottle of drain cleaner and emptied it down the drain. Then you've probably waited 15 minutes or so, given it a quick plunge and bingo - problem solved!

However, what about if the problem returns after a few days or weeks. Should you go through the same process again? Of course you shouldn't.

The reason being that it smacks of further problems deeper into your drain system and no amount of plunging and bottles of 'super clog buster' is going to eradicate it. Therefore it's time to pick up the phone and call a plumber. They'll have all the necessary equipment to get to the bottom of your drain problem once and for all.

An annoying leak you didn't know you had

So you open up your water bill only to find it exceptionally high. The problem is that no-one's been using any more water than normal. This indicates that you could well have a hidden leak.

A skilled plumber can trace their way around your plumbing system until they've located the source of the leak, thus saving you loads of money in the long run.

Gas water heaters

Whether it's a gas radiator or a gas boiler, unless you're a qualified engineer, you shouldn't really be tinkering about with it. Even if you consider yourself relatively handy and have some rudimentary skills, that is one job that you should always leave to the professionals.

So there you have it! Four warning signs that you really shouldn't ignore.

If you need to call out a plumber then contact Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage on 0421 195 947. We have the expertise and the solutions for all your plumbing needs

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