When you are a homeowner, it's inevitable that there will come a time when you will need to hire a plumber. Whether it be a leaky toilet, a clogged sink, or a bathroom renovation, you know that sometimes hiring professional plumbing services is the only way to make sure the work you need is done correctly. But there are some less common issues your plumber can help you with, including handling some of the emergencies below.
While it's true that the sewer line beneath the sidewalks and streets are your city's problem, the lines that run from your house are your problem. If they get rotted, clogged or start leaking, you're going to have to call someone out to fix it and that someone is your plumber.
It would be natural to assume, since even gas hot water heaters have electrical lines running to them, that you'd need to call an electrician if your water heater gives out. If you did call an electrician, he/she would redirect you to a plumber. A good plumber will have extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of water heaters and will be able to determine if your water heater simply needs some adjusting, some repairing, or some replacing.
If you're interested in a water purification system, look no further than your favorite plumber. While there are water softener companies out there who will sell their brand of softener and install it for you, your plumber isn't married to a particular brand. That means that your plumber may have recommendations about the best products out there, but in the end he can install whichever product you choose. A water softener company is only going to sell your their own brand, no matter how good it is or isn't.
If your basement floods, there are two phone calls you will want to make. One is to your homeowner's insurance. The other is to a plumber. A plumber will have the pumps and equipment needed to get rid of the water in your basement. A plumber will also have ideas and recommendations to keep flooding from happening again in the future. Drains, pumps, and backpumps are all a plumber's specialty.
Nope, don't call your gas company. Call your plumber. Whether you need a gas line for a new barbecue, or you smell a gas leak, the call you need to make is to your favorite plumbing service, like A Absolute Plumbing & Heating. Many of them are trained to deal with gas just as well as they are with leaky faucets.
When it doubt about who to call in a household emergency, just ask yourself "are there pipes involved?" If the answer is yes, a plumber is your answer.