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When Should I Call a Plumber?

Confused Homeowner PlumbingThe do-it-yourself mentality can be a fine thing when applied to a number of household tasks, from restoring a piece of vintage furniture to constructing a goldfish pond, interior decorating to installing vinyl siding. But when it comes to plumbing, maintenance and repair are more often than not best left to the professionals, whose experience and expertise can help you circumvent any number of common plumbing-related inconveniences and disasters.

One of the smartest things a homeowner can do is employ a trusted plumber to perform a routine inspection and regular maintenance in his or her home. Of course, it's never a bad idea for one to keep an eye out for evident plumbing issues in between professional visits—after all, some of the most common symptoms of a plumbing issue include leaks, partial or full clogs, and odors, all of which are typically self-evident. Even so, using a combination of knowledge and specialized tools, an experienced plumber will be able to ascertain and repair any number of pipe and drain problems that the untrained eye cannot. This being the case, a professional inspection can help you avoid disaster—and a much pricier repair bill—down the road, and is thus well worth the investment.

A problem that often requires the aid of a professional plumber is the dreaded leak. Leaks run the gamut from small and slow to large and fast, and can manifest in a number of locations, including your sink trap, drainpipe, water heater, toilet, sewer line, or water supply lines. Sometimes a leaky faucet can be repaired at home; however, leaks that need more than, say, a new washer should be left to the experts to ensure a thorough repair job and lessen the possibility of a recurrence.

Yet another problem that often evades do-it-yourselfers is the clog. A slow-running sink or bathtub drain can sometimes indicate a minor clog, which can be dissolved using a jug of name-brand clog remover solution. In other cases, however, a slow or stopped-up drain may be caused by a more insidious clog. And because a more serious clog may require the use of a drain snake, auger, or hydro jet cleaning, call a professional if your clog remover and plunger cannot fix the problem.

A final issue that may require professional intervention is a foul odor associated with your plumbing. In addition to being a common indicator of a clog, a bad smell near an appliance can also mean improperly ventilated drainpipes—in which case the smell in question is caused by sewer gases leaking into your home! Because a persistent plumbing odor is not only unpleasant but also may represent a health hazard, the wisest solution is to call a plumber who can locate and repair the problem fast.

From routine maintenance to major repair, a plumbing professional is always the best bet. And for those seeking an Olathe plumbing company, Davenport Service Company offers fast, reliable plumbing service at an affordable cost.

Founded in 1980, Davenport Service Company has provided "Customer First" service in Johnson County, Kansas for over three decades. We provide 24/7 emergency service, preventive maintenance service, and seasonal tune-ups for commercial and residential heating and air conditioning systems. If you're looking for a plumber in Olathe, call 913-441-2222 for hassle-free scheduling today!

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