A clogged toilet or broken water heater can ruin’s someone life; well at least from the customer’s point of view. While it’s true these situations can be disastrous, making matters worse by trying to DIY when one has no plumbing is even scarier than the clogged commode.
What Goes Down
With that said, most of the plumbing woos plumbers encounter on any given day are usually completely avoidable. Unfortunately, homeowners like to throw caution to the wind and they’ll flush plastic, cardboard and even super-thick Handi-Wipes down the toilet, and then wonder why it’s overflowing on the floor. Close encounters with human waste is risky business. If your toilet is clogged, please call a plumbing professional.
While it’s true everyone sheds hair in the shower, most people tend to forget that they need to clean their drains on a regular basis; not only when the water reaches knee level. Cleaning out the shower or bath drain is a must, unless you want to spend your Sunday afternoon with me.
I Watched a YouTube Video
The Internet is a marvelous thing. There is nothing we can’t find, and that includes DIY videos for plumbing problems. Yes, small leaks or missing washers are an easy fix for most homeowners and don’t warrant a service call. But if you find yourself with your kitchen sink backing up in the bathroom, it’s probably not a good idea to throw caution to the wind and dismantle your plumbing alone. Standing again in knee deep water and saying, “But I watched a how-to video on YouTube” will leave me scratching my head in amazement.
The After-Hours Call
Just as I settle in for a long winter’s nap, the phone rings. A desperate chap has no hot water and has been tinkering with the hot water heater for hours. When I arrive, I ask what he how he tried to fix it. He quietly responds, “All I know is that it’s making a hissing noise like a rattlesnake, and I thought it was going to explode!” With water heaters and boilers, please never try to repair on your own. Even the most tech-savvy plumbers need to have the proper education to repairs these properly.
At the end of the day, being a plumber is like being a superhero. Instead of wearing a red cape and tights, we are modern-day heroes who wield blowtorches, plungers and wrenches. And just like your favorite superhero, we too love helping those in need. If you are experiencing a plumbing faux-pas, call one of our trusted plumbing professionals at Roto-Rooter in Bloomington, Indiana. And while we can’t leap tall buildings, we can get your water running smoothly again.