When plumbing problems arise, many people are hesitant to call in a professional plumber in the hopes they can fix the issue themselves. It’s understandable—plumbing repairs can be costly, especially emergency repairs requiring a plumber to come out immediately. However, attempting a DIY fix, especially for a serious issue, could lead to more damage and an even bigger bill if things go sideways. At Mahon Plumbing, we offer financing so that you can have your problem taken care of right away without worry.
New Appliance Installation
Whenever you have new major appliances put in or plumbing rearranged (such as during a renovation or remodel), you should always call in the experts. Everything is connected to your home’s main plumbing system, so trying to do it yourself could lead to serious problems that cause extensive, costly damage.
A Sink is Struggling to Drain
If you notice your sink is draining slowly, it’s time to call in a professional plumber. Over-the-counter liquid drain cleaners are a tempting solution because they’re cheap and highly accessible. Unfortunately, they also erode PVC piping, and they only clear a small passage through the clog. Ultimately, the clog is still there, and it will eventually cause problems again. The best way to deal with it is to have a plumber snake the drain and remove the whole clog, along with any others, to keep the water flowing.
Low Water Pressure
If your shower has poor water pressure, it’s usually a simple clog in the faucet’s aerator. This is one of those things that seems so easy to fix, but trying to take care of it yourself does come with the risk that you cause more damage and need a professional plumber anyway. It’s also possible that the fix ends up not being so simple, so calling out a professional that can diagnose the problem is your best bet.
Water Doesn’t Warm Up
If your water isn’t heating up, it’s probably an issue with your hot water heater. These systems are dangerous, sensitive, and complicated, so DIY attempts to fix one is highly discouraged. Having a professional plumber (and possibly also an HVAC technician) will ensure that the problem is handled carefully and professionally so you can enjoy hot showers again in no time.
If you go into your basement after rainy weather and find that the floor is wet, there is a problem that needs to be solved as quickly as possible. This could be an issue with a leak, but it could also point to a dead or damaged sump pump. Your basement’s sump pump is meant to send water away from your basement to prevent flooding—if the floor is wet, call a professional to check it.
As the weather gets colder and the nights begin to hit freezing temperatures, pipes become much more likely to burst. There are ways to mitigate this risk, but nothing is foolproof. If you have a burst pipe, take some emergency plumbing steps and call in a professional plumber to get it fixed right away.
Call Mahon Plumbing Today
If you still have more questions regarding your plumbing, we here at Mahon Plumbing are here to help. We have been serving the wider Baltimore area since 1994, so we have 25 years of experience to back up our fantastic service! Call us at our Baltimore location at 410-766-8566 or our Pasadena location at 410-636-7944. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by following us on Facebook or Twitter.