You may think that you’ll never need a plumber; but no matter how skilled you are at home repairs, you’ll need the services of a plumber at some point.
Aside from calling a local plumber in Santa Rosa during emergencies, you should leave the following problems to the professionals:
No hot water
If you have an electric tank that’s no longer heating your water, the problem could be a blown fuse, a bad overload switch or a bad heating element. If it’s a gas heater, check the igniters and the thermocouple burners.
If you still don’t have hot water, call in a professional. Unless the hot water tank has started leaking, it could take you a long time to figure out what the problem is, but a local plumber in Santa Rosa can tell you right away if you’ll need a new hot water heater or if the old one can be repaired. And if your heater needs to be replaced, a plumber can install it and get rid of the old one for you.
Low water pressure
Low water pressure can be caused by sediment in the water lines. This residue can start at the meter and go all the way to your faucet aerators. Low pressure can also be caused by poor supply-line designs.
When a pipe freezes, open a nearby faucet and close the main water shutoff before trying to thaw it. Use hair dryers and heat guns to defrost the pipe. When using a propane torch, take great care to avoid burning the wood that usually surrounds pipes. If a pipe is cracked or busted, call a local plumber to fix it.
Sewer line damage
If you’ve tried to unblock the sewer line but it’s still backed up, there’s probably a bad plug in the line. Instead of renting a sewer rodding machine, call a plumber to unblock it for you.
For an experienced local plumber is Santa Rosa, get in touch with Gifford Anderson Plumbing, Inc. by calling 707-527-6007, a family-owned and operated business that serves the residents of Sonoma County.