At one point or another, everyone will have to deal with a plumbing problem. While some plumbing issues may seem minor, always approach a do-it-yourself repair with caution. Simple problems, such as a leaky faucet or a slow-moving drain, can have a deeper source hidden beneath the surface. If you are unsure of the origin of the problem, or if simple repair efforts do not resolve the issue, it’s always best to call a professional plumber to avoid unintended damage to your plumbing system or home’s structure.
Why Call a Professional?
Plumbing problems, if left unchecked, can quickly run up a water bill, result in hidden water damage to floorboards, under sinks, and in walls, and even cause health problems through the spread of mold and bacteria. Putting off a plumbing repair, no matter how minor it seems, can end up costing more money on the back end as additional damage accumulates. Likewise, many pipes and plumbing finishes on sinks, faucets, and bathtubs systems have been unnecessarily damaged by botched home repairs.
Clogs and Leaks
While some repairs, such as a leaky faucet or slow drain, can be solved quickly and inexpensively on a do-it-yourself basis, if simply tightening a washer or using a storebought drain cleaner fails to work, avoid digging deeper into the problem yourself. Many modern faucets can be easily scratched with improper repair procedures, and trying to dislodge a deep clog within your plumbing could result in damage to the pipes.
Anytime a remodeling project involves installation of new pipes or plumbing fixtures, it’s best to call a professional. Not only will you protect the structure and resale value of your home, your plumbing contractor can obtain all the necessary permits and make sure your project meets the building codes of your municipality.
Visible signs of water damage, such as water or mold stains on walls and ceilings, should always be handled by water restoration specialists. Mold, mildew, and other spores can present health hazards that licensed professionals have the equipment and training to handle. Because of the importance of achieving full resolution of the problem, as well as complete restoration of the damaged area, it’s best to leave this situation to the experts.
Thawing of pipes needs to be handled carefully by professionals. Improper thawing can lead to cracked or burst pipes, doing more harm than good.
No job is too big or too small for F. G. Lees & Son, who have been serving our Rhode Island area customers since 1889. Our experienced and licensed professionals specialize in handling both residential and commercial plumbing
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