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Heed These Signs You Need a Professional Plumber

Plumber using a wrench to tighten a siphon under a sink.

It’s the best part of the summer and you’re probably enjoying time off from work, an upcoming vacation, and adventures in the great outdoors. The last thing you want to think about is items on your home maintenance checklist.

However, there are some plumbing problems that shouldn’t be ignored for long, and some that require immediate attention. From no hot water to a backed-up toilet, here are some situations that warrant a call to a professional plumber in Atlanta, GA.

No Hot Water in the Shower Only

When your showerhead won’t give you hot water but the bathroom sink faucet does, this is a perplexing problem. It usually means that there’s an issue with the shower’s mixing valve. This essential piece creates a balance in the flow of water from the hot water line and the cold water line. This component can eventually wear down, crack, or break, but luckily, it’s an easy fix for a professional plumber.

A Toilet Is Clogged or Overflowing 

For a slow-draining toilet, you can try to clear it up with a plunger. If that doesn’t work, it’s best to call a professional for help. That’s because a slow-flowing toilet has the potential to become completely backed up. A toilet overflowing into your bathroom is unsanitary and a major health and safety hazard. For an overflowing toilet, don’t keep trying to flush it. Turn off the water valve under the toilet and give us a call for a prompt repair.

A Drain Is Completely Blocked 

When you have a slow drain, it’s certainly an inconvenience, but it’s something that can wait a day or two. However, a complete blockage in any of your sinks, showers, or drains needs to be addressed immediately. You can attempt a DIY fix with a plunger, but we don’t recommend using drain-cleaning chemicals which can make the problem worse. Also, stagnant, standing water is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and insects, which is why a complete blockage shouldn’t wait for professional help for too long.

No Hot Water

You might think you can get by in the hot, Atlanta summer with cold showers for a while. But having hot water in your home is a health and safety issue. You need it to sterilize dishes, wash your hands, and run your clothes washer. If you’re not getting hot water from your home’s taps, faucets, or shower heads, there’s probably something wrong with the hot water heater. Give us a call so we can restore hot water to your household.

A Leaking Pipe

A leaky pipe might start off as a slow dribble, but a leak can quickly become a nightmare situation if it’s not addressed promptly. Putting a bucket under the leak might be a quick fix, but it’s a band-aid solution that won’t last for long. Leaks can escalate quickly and have the potential to become a major source of water damage in a home. 

Contact HM Plumbing today to discuss plumbing repairs in Atlanta, GA. Serving with Integrity.

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