Signs It Is Time To Call a Plumber

 For most things that go wrong in the home, you can get your toolbox out or call a friend or family member who can take care of the issue. But there are times when it is better to call in an excerpt - especially regarding plumbing or electrics. 

If you are hesitant about calling a professional, sometimes it is better to do it anyway to be sure that you have nothing too serious happening. 

Here are a few surefire signs that you need to call a plumber

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If you notice the drains in the bath or sink take an unusually long time to drain, that is a sign that something is clogging up the pipes. While some cleaning solutions can unclog some types of blockages, others need to be seen by a professional. 

Often something insoluble has become wedged in the pipe, and there is no way for you to know how far into the pipes the blockage is. 

Bad smell

Sometimes there is a smell that you can’t place coming from your sink, or if the room smells damp or musty, it could be from radiators. Plumbers will ensure that your home no longer smells like rotten eggs or stagnant water. 

Bad smells can also be caused by water leaking somewhere hidden in the home, and that smell will get stronger over time. A plumber will be able to find the source of any leaking and repair it.


Hopefully, you never have a backflow problem, but if you have or are right now, this is a job for a plumber. The water coming back up through the pipes is called a back-flow, and it can rise pretty quickly and start overflowing onto the surrounding area. 

Usually, the water is dirty and, in some cases, smelly too. Any backflow issues will need to be handled by a plumber because the main valve may need to be shut down, and a big fix may need to happen. 

Water pressure 

If you have turned your faucet on full and the water pressure doesn’t seem to be getting strong, something inside the faucet might need to be checked. Don’t be tempted to try and put things into the faucet because you can’t be sure that is the issue. And you never know what you might break in the meantime. 

Call a plumber, and they will be able to get your water pressure back where it should be. 

Running water

Hearing running water behind walls is something you need to call a plumber about immediately, because this could indicate that there is a leak somewhere in the pipes that are strong enough for you to hear. 

Leaking water might not seem like a big deal because it is behind walls but it causes havoc, and mold will grow rapidly. 

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