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Minor plumbing issues in your home like a clogged sink or toilet can be taken care of with a trustworthy plunger. But when you are faced with complex plumbing issues, it is best not to attempt any DIY and call in professional plumbers to get the job done. While attempting to solve a problem on your own does sound appealing not to mention cost-effective, it doesn’t mean that it’s always a wise choice. You might end up aggravating the issue which may end up costing you heavily. 

In this piece, we have compiled a list of issues that you should not attempt solving on your own.

Leaky Pipes

It’s important to install sturdy and durable pipes when a home is first being built. Only then can the plumbing system hold up and last for a long time. But with the passage of time, the pipes installed start to wear down and in some cases even leak.

At times, signs of a leaking pipe are quite obvious. For instance, if you notice a large damp spot forming on the ceiling of your home, it means that the pipe fixed above is leaking.

But at times, there won’t be any obvious signs, which is why you should keep an eye out for those at all times. These include:

  • High water bills in a row
  • Growth of mildew and mould in the bathrooms
  • Constant running of the water meter
  • Damp and stuffy smells emanating from basements and bathrooms
  • Development of cracks in your home’s substructure

If you notice any of these signs, it will be a good idea to hire a professional plumber to come out and inspect these areas. They will be able to recognise and spot leaks and fix them right away.

Leaky Faucets

A leaky faucet is perhaps one of the most common plumbing issues in homes. If you’ve lived in a place long enough, you will realise that at least one of your faucets has a leak. It’s extremely important to get leaky faucets fixed as quickly as possible as this causes wastage of a lot of water. You will end up wasting 3000 gallons of water every year if your faucet drips a single drop every second. 

Most of us assume that leaky faucets are quite easy to fix but that may not always be the case. In some cases, a professional plumber will be able to secure only a certain component of the faucet to stop the leaking. But at times, the faucet will need to be replaced altogether to avoid water wastage.

Replacing a Pipe

Even if you take good care of your home and are on top of the maintenance checklist, sooner or later the plumbing system in your home will need to be replaced. Once the pipes installed in your home wear out, you will need to call in the professionals to get the system changed and install a brand new system altogether. As there are several mechanisms involved, under no circumstances you should attempt to do this on your own. You might end up making a huge mess because of your lack of expertise and understanding of plumbing.

Installation of a New Plumbing System

If you’re remodelling your existing home, you should take a step back to ensure that the foundation of your home is strong and sturdy. This, of course, includes the plumbing system that will be responsible for supplying the entire home with water while draining away excess water.

At Hunsbury Heating, we specialise in installing new plumbing systems for the entire home. Additionally, based on our expert opinion we will recommend what’s best for your home. If you are thinking of adding extra sinks, toilets and showers,  our professional plumbers are more than equipped to get the job done.

Pipe Relocation

When remodelling a bathroom or a kitchen, you might consider relocating a toilet, a sink or maybe a bathtub to a different part of your home. While you can definitely do this, it’s not going to be easy. 

When relocating a plumbing fixture, you will have to change the location of all the connected pipes that are a part of the whole system. For this, you will need to take out the existing floors and subfloors and then proceed to reconnect the pipes through a different route in your home.

Given the difficulty involved, only a professional and experienced plumber can perform the task as it requires detailed planning and execution. Since you will be moving things around in the bathroom and the kitchen, it will be best to have a seasoned professional by your side who understands the intricacy of the project at hand.

Clogged Drains

If it takes ages for the water to drain out of your sink it means that the pipes attached to it are clogged with gunk. There are several products in the market that you can buy to clean your drains but these can damage your plumbing system if you aren’t being careful. With these products, you might end up doing more harm than good and the issue at hand will become worse. 

It’s a wide held misconception that a plumber can help with your drains, however, in most instances, once it’s down the plug, we’re not much help. You’ll typically be much better off calling in a drain clean expert to get the job done. They use tools like plumbing snakes to locate and get rid of clogs blocking the pipes.

Professional Plumbers at Hunsbury Heating

We have a team of certified plumbing professionals who can help you with any of the issues mentioned above. You can schedule an appointment with us and we will take care of the rest. Give us a call today to get your leaks fixed and pipes replaced right away!