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Plumbing Problems: When It’s Time to Call a Professional

There are few plumbing problems that the average homeowner can resolve on their own—a small clog, a loose connection, maybe. Some plumbing problems simply require the touch of a professionally trained plumber, such as the members of our staff. Trying to resolve a plumbing issue on your own can actually end up causing more harm than good to your plumbing system. Keep reading for some scenarios that definitely call for professional help.

Tree Root Infiltration

Many homeowners don’t realize just how extensive sewer line damage can be when tree roots are involved. There are many types of trees and shrubbery that require moisture and nutrients to grow. So naturally, they will seek out sources of water—so if your sewer line has even the slightest crack or leak, it will attract the roots.

Tree roots can completely block your sewer line, and cause grease and other debris to build up until the pipe breaks completely or sewage starts to backup into your home. If you notice wet spots in your yard or property, or if you notice a smell of sewage, it’s probably time to call a plumber!

A Clogged Toilet or Drain

In the best of scenarios, you’ll be able to relieve a clog simply by using a plunger. However, this doesn’t always do the trick, and using abrasive store-bought drain cleaners can actually do more harm than good to the inside of your pipes. Neglecting a clog for too long can cause slow drainage to no drainage at all, so be sure to call a plumber if your plunger just isn’t enough.

Sputtering Faucets and/or Showerhead

This is likely the result of a buildup of lime and calcium on your faucet heads and showerheads. It creates a lack of water distribution control, spraying water every which way and making for a huge inconvenience. The buildup can oftentimes simply be cleaned off—however the root of the problem (probably hard water) should be addressed so it doesn’t keep happening.

For exceptional plumbing repairs in Cottonwood Heights, UT and beyond, contact Design Comfort today.

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