Whenever you have a plumbing issue whether it’s a new faucet installation or a stubborn sink clog, the best option is to contact a licensed plumber from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach to provide the services you need. We serve residential and commercial customers in and near Myrtle Beach, SC. Of course, many people may have some plumbing know-how or are do-it-yourselfers. While some minor repairs or plumbing maintenance tasks may be suited for people with a certain degree of skill, many plumbing-related tasks should always necessitate a call to your plumber. Even the smallest mistake can result in the unsafe operation of an appliance or damage to your plumbing system and property. The following are times you definitely want to engage the services of a professional plumber.
Water Heater Repairs and Installation
Your water heater is crucial to your Myrtle Beach, SC, home, but if you discover that it’s no longer producing hot water, you need to have it serviced by a plumbing professional. While some repairs may be minor, there are some that could be downright dangerous. A licensed plumber is well-versed in gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and the different types of these appliances. They can pinpoint the issue and perform the necessary repair to ensure the appliance is operating safely and effectively again. You definitely don’t want to ‘guess’ what’s wrong with the unit and hope your repair does the trick.
It’s also important to hire a licensed plumber to install a new water heater. Improper installation is a serious risk and danger to your home and its occupants. Poor installation can also cause the unit to malfunction and lead to unnecessary unit damage, which can undermine its lifespan. Let Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach handle all of your water heater maintenance or replacements to ensure that your unit will function safely.
If you suspect that you have a hidden leak, it’s best to let a plumbing professional locate it. They have the right tools and techniques for this type of job. Some do-it-yourselfers might feel confident fixing a leaky valve, for instance, that’s just beneath a sink, but when the leak is not visible, it’s best to let a pro tackle the job. When a pipe ruptures beneath the floor or behind walls, it can do a tremendous amount of damage. The water that leaks from the pipe can also trigger a major mold outbreak.
In many cases, it will be necessary to remove drywall or flooring to make the repair. A trained plumbing professional can quickly locate the issue so that you don’t guess where the leak is and remove the wrong materials in an attempt to access it. Plus, once the leak is found, applying the right fix is crucial. While a repair may be best, sometimes a pipe replacement is the more suitable option. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach professional can advise you about the best course.
Multiple Drains Are Backing Up
When more than one drain in your home is backing up, there’s a good chance you have a sewer line problem. All of the drains in your home feed into the sewer line. The sewer line runs under your property to the city’s sewer system. Property owners are responsible for the line as it runs across their property to the municipal main sewer system. Like any drain, the sewer line can become clogged. It can also become damaged. In either case, you should contact a licensed plumber to assess and repair the situation.
If your sewer line is clogged or damaged, it can send wastewater–and sewage–back up through your drains. If you have a floor drain, this wastewater can create a major mess, ruining flooring and floor coverings like carpeting. Your plumbing professional has the right tools and equipment to quickly clear the sewer line of clogs. The clog might be 25 or more feet from your home, so it’s often not possible for people to reach the clog in an attempt to clear it. If the sewer line is damaged, you’ll need the skills of a professional to repair or replace the pipe. This is an extensive job that is best left to plumbing pros.
If you have a stubborn toilet clog or sink clog, you should contact a trained plumber. Attempting to handle the clog yourself could make the problem worse. It’s not uncommon for people to damage their plumbing system when attempting to clear a clog. Having the right equipment doesn’t mean someone has the skills to use the equipment properly.
Also, a clog can be caused by numerous things, including food debris and toilet paper, but it can also be caused by unlikely objects–a child’s toy, for instance. Anything that’s introduced to the plumbing system in abundance or that shouldn’t be there can cause a clog. Moreover, if a pipe has collapsed, it needs to be replaced. Sometimes what appears to be a clog isn’t actually a clog. Your trained plumber knows how to proceed in any case.
When it comes to your home’s plumbing system, it’s always better to let a licensed plumber handle its maintenance and repairs. Moreover, it’s also better to let a plumbing pro replace and install new appliances that depend on your plumbing system to ensure that they’re installed safely and properly. If you live in Myrtle Beach, SC, and have any type of plumbing issue, you can rely on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach to serve you with our outstanding workmanship and fair, upfront pricing. Call us to learn more about our emergency plumbing solutions or our many services for residential and commercial customers.