4 Signs You Need to Call a Plumber

A plumbing emergency can happen to anyone. An issue that appears small, may lead to a problem that needs prompt attention. Whether it be a leak, a clogged drain, or a reduction in water, there are times when a professional plumber is required. At Harry L. Hayes Plumbing, we have experts readily available to assist you without breaking the bank. 

When it comes to plumbing, there are times when a homeowner can fix it on their own. However, “Do it yourself” can be risky for certain situations and make matters worse. Our plumbing experts have years of hands-on experience and training to tackle any plumbing crisis. Issues that require an expert’s attention include: 


1.) Your Drains Stop Draining  

Clogs are common issues plumbers deal with on a daily basis, whether it be a tub, sink, or toilet they have seen and fixed it all. Some clogs can be undone with a plunger, but if that doesn’t work and you deal with backups on a consistent basis it could be a sign of a more serious issue. A plumber will have specialty tools such as a camera to get a better picture of what’s going on within your pipes. Some potential culprits could be hair, grease buildup, or roots that have grown through the pipes. 




2.) Non-Existent Water Pressure

You know that feeling – it’s morning time and you are ready to slowly wake up in a hot pressurized shower, only to be met with a slow trickle. This issue is not only frustrating, but can be a sign of a bigger problem. 

Sometimes a household might experience low pressure in one location. For example, a bathroom sink might be the only place in the house with low pressure. If that is the case, it could be a clogged aerator that can simply be remedied by unscrewing the aerator and cleaning it out with a vinegar soak and scrub. If the low pressure persists after cleaning the aerator or if there is low pressure in several locations it’s time to call the plumber. 


3.) A Dripping Faucet 

At some point, most of us have dealt with a leaky faucet. It can be a little annoying, but is it something to be concerned about? It might feel easy to wait to call the plumber, but it could cost you in the long run. According to the EPA, a leak left unchecked with a 1 drip per second can waste as much as 3,000 gallons of water per year. 






4.) House Smells of Sewage 

If you’re suddenly hit with the smell of rotten eggs, that foul smell is hydrogen sulfide or more commonly known as sewage. This unpleasant scent can be present for any number of reasons. Some potential problems could be a broken vent or sewer pipe under your house. On top of the unsettling smell, in large quantities this gas can also be harmful to your health and highly flammable. Call on the professionals and get your plumbing system back in order.