A leak in the water supply or drainage line is guaranteed to give the calmest homeowner an attack of restlessness. While it is true that do-it-yourself books and kits are easily available at both online and brick-and-mortar stores, the unadulterated truth is that water woes are often far more complex than they appear on the surface.
Stories of householders who ventured to repair their own water supply or drainage lines, and ended up awash in hundreds of litres of water are abound.
The smart householder knows even before he begins the unequal battle, that he is beaten, and without hesitation, calls in a professional plumber to deal with the intransigent problem.
Realising the Problem:
There is an old proverb that says, “A stitch in time saves nine”. Identifying the existence of a water related problem, that needs expert attention, is the key to steering clear of a situation that could grow into a bigger problem.
There are tell-tale signs that alert you to water issues:
your water meter starts moving at an accelerated rate;
you can hear a disturbing and disconcerting sound of water flowing but cannot identify the exact location (it may be water flow under the slab);
the indicator on your water meter keeps fluctuating even when all the faucets are turned off;
even after the flush cistern fills, there is a sound of water running;
the ceiling starts to look discoloured, or there is a damp odour coming from under the kitchen sink or the wash basins
These are all warning signals that something is amiss. At such times, act wisely, and hire plumbing services to diagnose and treat the ailment.
Right Now is the Best Time:
There is a tendency to resist calling in professional services until the problem becomes virtually unmanageable.
Things don’t always have to get worse before they get better. Plumber services are available on emergency call and on a routine maintenance basis.
The homeowners who hire to routine maintenance services are in a massive minority, but this is the category of owners who have their budding plumbing problems nipped in the bud by a professional. Regular cleaning and maintenance of water supply, drainage and sewer lines, methodical inspection of faucets, storage tanks, reservoirs, etc. prevents any unexpected problem.
Range of Services:
Plumbing problems could raise their ugly heads in a multitude of locations in the house, but when you have access to high-grade plumbing services, you have nothing to worry yourself about.
Whether it is the kitchen, toilet, bathroom or shower; incoming supply lines, drainage, or sewer; terrace/overhead tanks or basement/underground storage tanks, the plumbing company will have it all covered.
All that you have to do is to register for the services and leave the rest to the professionals. There is no doubt that the nature of plumbing problems is such that the homeowner looks for immediate relief, and no solution can be too soon.
It is advisable to go with service providers who can provide you not only plumbing but also other services like house cleaning, masonry, painting etc, so you need not deal with a multitude of agencies.