Plumbing Problems: DIY or Get a Pro?

Residential Plumbers Amarillo, TX

Most of us have experienced a flooded kitchen or bathroom, dripping faucet or an unexpectedly large bill after a ten-minute phone conversation. While the to-do thing is to call a professional plumber, there is, in fact, a number of resources out there to help you to conduct DIY plumbing. At Pratt Plumbing, we’ve put together a selection of scenarios to help you establish if you should be calling a professional plumber or giving doing the job yourself.

Dripping Faucet

A dripping faucet can be highly annoying. The constant dripping and loss of water can drive any homeowner crazy. However, this is one of the easiest plumbing issues to fix. Usually, a dripping faucet simply requires a replacement washer. As long as your faucet isn’t sealed with a ceramic plate, you should be able to resolve the problem easily. Simply take the faucet apart, unscrew the washer, replace it and screw it in tightly.

Blocked Toilet

A blocked toilet can be a huge nuisance, and should be resolved as soon as possible. All households should have a plunger for situations like this as it’s likely that the toilet is just clogged with toilet roll. Simply use the plunger to remove anything that is blocking the toilet. In most cases, this should work. However, if it doesn’t, it may be time to consider calling a professional plumber as there may be a more in depth issue with the pipes.

Burst Pipe

A burst pipe can send even the calmest person into a fit of worry. The first and most important thing to do is to switch the water pressure off at the source. This will prevent further flooding. Once you’ve done this, you should call a professional plumber who will be able to diagnose and fix the problem.

To speak to a professional about any plumbing issues you may have, call Pratt Plumbing at 806-373-7866.

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