6 Signs It’s Time to Call a Plumber

Do you think you need to call a plumber? In many cases, plumbing tends to be one of those items you don’t think about until it’s too late and you have a very unfortunate problem on your hands.

While most people know how to use a plunger and a drain solution, often more professional help is needed for the bigger problems.

If you suspect you need to call a plumber, consider these warning signs you should never ignore.

1. Hearing Strange Noises

If you hear gurgling or other strange sounds running through your plumbing, it could be the first sign of a clogged drain.

If your toilet, for example, is gurgling when not being used, your plumbing system may be searching for air.

2. Discolored or Smelly Water

One of the major plumbing signs to call a professional is if your water is running murky or smells off. As you’d expect, running water should be clear, fresh, and odorless.

If the water looks or smells unusual, then there’s an issue and you should call a plumber.

3. Water Leaks

If your pipes are leaking, this could be another sign for professional help. While some minor water leaks can be fixed with an easy repair such as tightening a connection, bigger issues will need some proper assistance.

If your faucet, showerhead, toilets, and pipes seem like they need some serious fixing, get in contact with a plumber to conserve water and costs and to avoid any additional damage to your plumbing system and home.

4. Clogged Pipes

Other plumbing signs include clogged pipes. While you can sometimes clear clogged pipes with a sewer snake or plunger, in many cases more professional help is required.

Plus, many chemical drainer cleaners aren’t strong enough to clear congested pipes and the toxic ingredients can be harmful to your system. Trying too hard to fix and release the clog can often result in more pipe damage.

If you notice that your sink, tub, or shower is draining slowly, this is one symptom of clogged pipes.

5. Frozen Pipes

If your pipes are frozen in the middle of winter, it’s time to call a plumber ASAP.

It’s often easy to tell if your pipes are frozen. Your water may not run, for example, and there may be strange clanking noises too. 

The faucet may smell of sewage or another unpleasant smell, or you may even spot visible frost or moisture on the pipes. Uh-oh!

Ready to Call a Plumber?

If you’re experiencing any of these plumbing warning signs and you aren’t having much luck solving the issue yourself, it’s time to call a plumber. Here at DBK, we have expert plumbers on hand to solve your issues, big or small.

Schedule an appointment with us today and say goodbye to your plumbing woes. Our technicians are highly knowledgeable, professional, and timely.We’re provide emergency 24/7 service, as needed.