It is possible for homeowners to tackle certain plumbing problems on their own, but bigger issues must be left to the professionals. A leaky tap or dripping sink are easy problems to fix, but if you tackle serious plumbing issues on your own, you may cause more damage and will waste a lot more money and time.

Complicated matters should be left to the professionals, and the following are examples of issues that you should not attempt to fix on your own:

Water Heater Problems

This is better left to a professional because skill and experience are required. A professional plumber will apply the right techniques and will use the appropriate tools to eliminate this problem. If your water heater is taking too long to heat up or if it is leaking, or if it is making unusual sounds, you need to contact a professional plumber. The same is true if you think your water heater is not working as it should because most homeowners do not know how to fix such issues. Inexperience and a lack of knowledge in electrical systems can lead to disastrous situations, so it’s not worth attempting to repair it on your own.

Burst Internal Pipes

Ageing, corrosion, high water pressure, and blocked pipes can all cause burst pipes. This is a complex problem that can be very tricky and difficult to deal with, so you need to hire a trained plumber. Burst pipes can lead to a number of consequences that can be both devastating and expensive. Moldy walls, injury because of slippery floors and electrical short circuit are just a few of the consequences you may run into, so it’s not worth taking this risk. This matter requires the attention of a professional plumber because they will be able to find and fix the damaged pipe before it causes extensive damage. They know how to hack walls and will cut and replace certain segments or whole length pipes, and they can also check the other pipes in your home to prevent further damage.

Sewage Backup

This is a very unpleasant problem to deal with and overflowing toilet bowls and shower drainage holes are two of the worst plumbing problems anyone can face. You can try to fix the blockage, but if your toilet is clogging frequently and nothing you do is working, it’s likely because you have a bigger problem on your hands. Structural defects, improper flushes, root infiltration, wet weather and flooding around your home can all cause these problems, and it’s likely that these issues are beyond your expertise. Professional plumbing services are always required in these instances.

When it comes to plumbing issues, professionals know how to solve the problems safely and correctly, and the experts at Oliver Plumbing & Heating offer both residential and commercial plumbing services. We also specialize in furnace repairs and replacements, so if you are in Edmonton, give us a call today!