Your home’s plumbing system serves the important function of ensuring a steady water supply. When issues arise, you may be tempted to address them yourself to save money. However, depending on the extent of the damage, this approach won’t always be the best solution. Here’s when you should call plumbing services.

1. You Have a Blocked Toilet

If the water in your toilet rises to the top when you flush or it produces a gurgling sound, take it as a sign that you need to call a plumbing service. The gurgling is usually a result of your plumbing system’s attempt to find air, which often indicates that an emergency is imminent. If the problem isn’t isolated to your toilet, it’s best not to run your washing machine and dishwasher until the issue is addressed, as it may put more stress on your plumbing system and drains, leaving an even bigger mess.

2. You Can Hear Water Running or Dripping

You likely¬†have a leak if you hear water¬†running or dripping in your toilet when you’re not using it. Check for wet, moist, or brown areas on the walls, ceiling, and floor. If these areas feel warm, you could have a hot water leak.

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You rely on your plumbing system for many things, from showering, washing dishes, and doing laundry, to flushing the toilet. So when issues arise, hire professionals to get the most out of its useful life. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.