Do you think you might need a plumber? Whether your radiators have stopped working or your tap won’t stop dripping, at Trust A Trader, we offer useful advice that can save you unnecessary call-out fees. However, there are times when you probably do need to get advice from a local plumber.
Bath not draining
If your bath isn’t draining properly, you can try to unblock it yourself with drain clearing solution or a drain-clearing wire. However, if this doesn’t work, it is best to call a plumber. Your bath waste water pipes aren’t going to clear by themselves, and they could be the first sign of a more serious problem.
Inconsistent water flow
Fluctuating water flow is something most people just live with. However, unless it is the norm for your area, poor water flow can become an issue. If the water flow is only a problem in one room, the problem could be a build-up of lime scale, which is easily remedied. However, if your home previously had a good, consistent water supply and the entire house is now affected by restricted flow, call a plumber, who can diagnose whether you have an issue with the pipes supplying your property.
You can’t unclog your toilet
Most people have had to deal with a blocked toilet at some point. While it is certainly not the most pleasant task, usually it is strangely satisfying, as a blocked toilet clears quite quickly. However, if you have been plunging to no avail, you need to call a plumber as soon as possible. The cause of the blockage could be something significant and endless poking and plunging could result in you damaging the porcelain. A professional plumber, on the other hand, will come with industrial tools, which should get the problem cleared in no time.
That dripping tap
A dripping tap is not unusual and most people have just learned to live with the steady dripping; you may not even notice it any more! However, that dripping tap could waste thousands of gallons of water every year; not good news for the environment, or your bank balance if you are on a water meter. If you are worried that you can’t afford to get a plumber to fix your dripping tap, think of the money you could save in the long-term. What’s more, a plumber will be able to diagnose the cause of the problem and potentially prevent issues in the future.
We know that finding a reliable plumber is tough, and that often call-out fees put people off from consulting a professional. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, most plumbers offer emergency callouts 24 hours a day. If you live in London, plumbers in Greenwich and surrounding areas can often get to you within just a few short hours.
While you wait for your plumber, you may also want to make a quick mental list of all the other, minor issues (dripping tap, slow draining shower, inconsistent water flow). This way, if you are paying by the hour, you will make sure you get the most value for your money!