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Plumbing  /  July 12, 2022

Ottawa Bathroom Renovation: 4 Signs You Need Plumbing Services

Signs you need plumbing

Plumbing problems are common. As one of the most used systems in a home, plumbing requires frequent upkeep. Unfortunately, too many homeowners are unaware of the need for annual inspections, so they often run into problems. Many problems initially seem like quick fixes but actually result in significant backups or breakdowns later, which is why it is often necessary to contact a professional in plumbing in Ottawa.

However, not all problems require the expertise or expense of a plumber. How do you know when spending money is necessary? There are four primary reasons to call a plumber.

1. No Water

Not all plumbing issues will result in an Ottawa bathroom renovation. However, if your house does not have any water or if a single faucet is not working, that could indicate significant problems in the supply line or mechanics of the affected faucet or faucets.

If you have no water coming out of a faucet, you likely have a break or leak in a supply line. You will want to call a plumber out as soon as possible to avoid significant water loss and damage. While waiting for the plumber to arrive, you can find the main supply valve to the house and shut it off, ensuring no more water leaks into your property.

2. No Hot Water

Who doesn’t love a hot shower after a long day’s work? If you find your hot water is not working or the temperature is not what it should be, you might want to call a plumber. A lack of hot water can point to problems with your water heater. 

One potential problem is the pilot light went out. Re-lighting the pilot light is a straightforward process, and you may not need a professional. However, you will want to determine the cause of the outage.

It is also possible the thermostat for the heater is broken. When the thermostat breaks, the appliance can no longer accurately regulate the temperature, which can lead to cold water or excessively hot temperatures.

Finally, your hot water tank may have a leak. If the water is continually leaking and refilling, the temperature of the water will fluctuate drastically. Depending on the speed of the leak, the heater will never be able to adequately heat the water leading to tepid or lukewarm showers at best.

3. Low Water Pressure

If you suddenly notice a drop in water pressure, you will want to contact a plumber immediately. Low water pressure often indicates a blockage or leak in the supply line. If you do not correct the problem, you might have to deal with line breaks and significant water damage.

Unfortunately, all drops in pressure are not immediately noticeable, and neither are all leaks. Some leaks are subtle, occurring only as small persistent drips. To protect your home against slow-building water damage, you will want to look for signs of water loss, such as stains. Your utility bills can also point to water leaks. If you notice you are paying more for water than you were at the same time in previous years, that could be an indicator of a leak. 

4. Blocked or Clogged Drains

You will also want to call a plumber if you notice your sinks are draining slowly or not at all. The culprit of slow drains is typically a blockage, but it could also be a collapsed drainage line. Because the cause can range from simple to severe, it is best to hire a professional.

Have you been experiencing any of the above plumbing issues? If so, contact Handyman Connection and schedule a plumbing assessment with one of its many qualified professionals.

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