Sometimes, it seems like plumbers speak an entirely different language. Traps, flanges, risers, and hoods are all common plumbing terms, but what exactly does that mean to somebody with limited experience? To help expedite explaining your plumbing problems, here are a few tips for telling your plumbing issues to your plumber. Read on to learn more!
Sound it All Out
Certain plumbing problems have a distinct noise. If you can hear your pipes making some noise, your plumber can likely recognize the noises and fix your plumbing issues. When you call your professional plumber, explain your problem and sound it out too!
- The air inside your pipes makes a “sputtering” or “ticking” sound as faucets are opened.
- Water hammer noises just like you may imagine: a “bang” or hammering noise in your walls as pipes move through and hit studs, conduits, drywall, or other pipes.
- “Whistling” inside your pipes could be from an old valve or from any deposit buildup in the pipes.
- “Burbling” or “gurgling” from the drain is a likely sign of a clog that’s forming.
It can be a little bit embarrassing to talk about what is going wrong inside your bathroom. Instead of trying to disguise what the possible cause of the problem might be to save face, try to explain what you think might be the issue. Whether it is a foreign object that is obstructing the drain or DIY gone wrong, your professional plumber has likely already had to deal with a similar situation before. They will not judge you for it. When you explain exactly what may have caused the problem, you are pointing your plumber in the right direction. If they are able to determine the cause of the sewer issues quickly, they will repair it way too quickly.
Help Them Help You Out
It is important to know about specific things about your home and its plumbing system. Whether your house is on sewer or septic could change how your plumber deals with a problem. Make sure you know at least the very basics so your plumber can get to work on your pipes or toilets. Remember where your home’s water shutoff valve is so that you can swiftly disable your water flow in the event of a busted pipe. Your plumber from Mahon Plumbing might also have to shut off the water to perform any pipe replacements, unclog drains, or fix any other water-related issues.
Talk with a Plumber
If you’ve got any plumbing issues and need them fixed, give Mahon Plumbing a call today!
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.