When it comes to plumbing, there are some things you can fix on your own, and there are some things that you just shouldn’t. Here are a few signs that it’s time to pick up the phone and call in professional plumbing services!

No Water

If there’s no water coming from your faucet, the first thing you want to check is if you have it in the rest of the house. If not, you definitely want to call a plumber ASAP. This could be caused by blockages or damages to your external water line. This kind of pipe repair should always be handled by a professional!
If you do have water in your other faucets, it’s time to take a closer look. Do you have frozen pipes? Time to call in a plumber! Pipe burst repair is no joke, so the sooner you get it taken care of, the better!

Foul Odor

If you notice a foul odor emanating from your plumbing and wafting through your home, it could be linked to a sewage issue. Whether a blockage or a break, having professional plumbing services take care of this problem is a must. Nobody likes to smell a sewer, so don’t hesitate to place that phone call!

Water Heater with Natural Gas Leak

If you notice the smell of natural gas and you have a gas water heater, it’s time to exit your home and call residential plumbing services immediately! A gas leak is dangerous for so many reasons, so getting this addressed as soon as possible is imperative.

Low Water Pressure

Causes of low water pressure can span from something as severe as a pipe breakage to something as common as debris and mineral deposit build-up. This is another one of those cases where you may be tempted to troubleshoot and DIY a fix; just in case it IS something more severe, it’s always a good idea to call in a professional.

Leaky or Clanging Pipes

If you hear running water when no faucets are on, or if your pipes are clanging, it’s time to call in a professional. Those clanging pipes could be unsecured, or the sound could be an indicator of water hammer, and that sound of water can be a pretty clear sign that you may have a pipe leak. Finding the source of a leak can be tricky, but some clear warning signs include:

  • Brown spots on the ceiling or walls
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper in the bathroom
  • Warping of the wall
  • Mold growth

If any of these red flags are present, it is likely that you are experiencing a water leak. Calling a professional sooner rather than later can save you extensive repair and cost later.

In conclusion, a good rule to live by is when in doubt, call in a professional! Whether it’s mold remediation and pipe repair from that leak, or sewage and water line repair, the reassurance of having good professional plumbing services available is a big weight to lift off your shoulders. The team at Knight Plumbing is available 24/7 for all of the Treasure Valley’s emergency plumbing services, so you can contact them whenever the need arises!