4July 2022


There are times when you need the help of a professional plumber, especially if you want to avoid huge sewage and water damage problems in the future, in this post we will give you reasons to call a plumbing company.

If your home’s plumbing system is giving you any of the following problems, it’s time to call a plumber for help.


1. Growth of Mold

Have you seen dark spots on your ceiling, walls, or floor where mold is growing? This is a big sign that there is a leak somewhere.

Mold grows best in dark, damp places, so a leak behind a wall can cause a lot of molds to grow in your home.

Before the mold grows, don’t wait to call a plumber to find the leak and fix it for you.


2. Water bills that are way too high

Do you feel like your water bills are a lot higher than they should be based on how much water your family uses?

This is another “red flag” that your home has a leak that you don’t know about. If you can’t find the leak’s location by looking for signs like mold growth or dark spots of paint on your walls or ceiling,

a plumber who offers leak detection services can use special equipment to find it.


3. Pipes Are Making Banging Sounds

If your pipes keep banging loudly, there is probably a problem with the water pressure or water flow inside them.

Usually, your pipes have air pockets in them to stop “water hammer,” which is that banging sound caused by problems with water pressure.

However, these air pockets can fill up with water and stop working.

You can try to fix the problem yourself before calling a plumber by draining your home’s plumbing system and letting the air chambers fill up again:


  • Turn off the water to your home at the main valve.
  • Turn on the cold water in all of your home’s faucets. Start at the top of your house and work your way down to the lowest floor.
  • Flush every toilet you have.
  • Wait about 20 minutes for all the water to drain out of your home.
  • Turn the water back on at your home’s main valve.
  • Let your faucets run for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the water flow is strong and back to normal.
  • Start turning off your faucets from the bottom floor of your home and work your way up.
  • Once all the faucets are turned off and the toilets have filled on their own, flush a toilet to check for water hammer.

If you still hear banging in your pipes, a plumber can help you stop water hammers by installing air chambers or water hammer arrestors in your pipes.

In some cases, a plumber can also help you replace a broken water pressure regulator in your home.


4. Your toilet leaks around the base

If your toilet is leaking around its base, it’s usually because the wax seal under the toilet has broken, letting water leak out. But a leak could also be caused by a crack in the tank, a broken shutoff valve, a supply tube that isn’t connected well, or too much humidity that is making your toilet “sweat.”


When you fix or replace a toilet that leaks on your bathroom floor, a lot can go wrong. The worst thing that could happen is that the toilet leaks through the floor and hurts the room below.

Because of this, it’s best to call a plumber to find out why the toilet is leaking and fix it properly.

5. The tank of my water heater is leaking

Leaks from a water heater can be hard to spot because the tank expands and contracts as the temperature changes, making the leak look like it comes and goes.

But if the tank of your water heater is leaking, it’s likely that the tank has serious corrosion problems, and the small leak it has now could grow quickly.

Once the tank itself has rusted too much, it can’t be fixed, so a plumber will have to replace your water heater.