As a homeowner, you know that there are many tasks and chores around your home that you can handle on your own to save some money. However, you should also understand that some challenges are best left to professionals. When you get in over your head, the result can be added damage and expenses that you would not have to deal with if left to the pros. Below are three common plumbing problems that might appear simple at first. But they can be far more difficult to locate and properly repair than you might imagine.

Decreased Water Pressure

A loss of water pressure can be very annoying. But what many homeowners do not consider is that many different issues could cause the loss of pressure. The most concerning problem is a water leak that depletes the pressure and damages your home’s structure and contents. Even a very minor concealed leak can cause significant damage and promote the growth of toxic black mold.

Another reason for the loss of water pressure could be corrosion and sediment buildup in your water supply lines or water heater. Or a damaged or failing pressure regulating valve could be to blame for your loss of water pressure. Only a licensed plumber with years of hands-on experience and expertise will know how to determine and locate the issue causing your home’s low water pressure.

No Hot Water

Most homes have only one water heater. So when there is no hot water in your home, you assume that the water heater has failed. And while that might be generally true, you have no idea why the unit is not working. And unless you are very familiar with the combination of electronics and plumbing used in traditional water heaters, you will have no idea how to troubleshoot the issue. Furthermore, you could cause more damage to the water heater.

When you call a licensed plumber, there is a good possibility that only a single component of the water heater has failed and that it can be repaired for a fraction of the cost of a replacement. Worn-out thermostats, heating elements, and valves are all simple repairs for a skilled plumber and will have your water heater working like a champ very quickly and cost-effectively.

Blocked Drains

First, it is crucial to understand that a clogged drain is different from a blocked drain. A clog is only a partial blockage. Some water can still flow through the pipe. But a blocked drain is about to create a flood of dirty water all over your home.

If you notice a slight clog forming in a drain, a few good plunges or a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar could quickly and easily remove the clog. These are easy and responsible DIY fixes. However, a full blockage is going to require some professional help.

Never dump chemical drain cleaners down a clogged drain in hopes of saving the cost of a professional drain cleaning and clog removal. The most common result is damage to your home’s drain lines without solving the blockage issue. When a licensed plumber comes to your home to remove a clog and clean the drain lines, all that is needed is very high-pressure water from a hydro-jet machine. The water blasts away any clogs and removes all the sticky residue in the pipes that will cause more clogs to form.

When you experience any of these issues, call (318) 202-9144. A licensed plumber from Gordon AC & Plumbing will get the problem corrected quickly, cost-effectively, and professionally. And each repair comes with a complete warranty.

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