Last updated on June 11, 2019
“The early bird gets the worm”, it is an expression that everybody knows but few people understand. Instead of using metaphors about animals, consider the same principal with plumbers. Catching a plumbing problem early can mean the difference between a relatively easy fix and extensive repair bills. It is easy to delay treatment of a slow draining pipe or low water pressure but these quickly turn into more than just an inconvenience.
The Importance of Quick Response Time
Different seasons introduce different threats to sewage and water systems. Cold weather, for example, creates the possibility of burst pipes. Burst pipes occur when frozen water, resting in pipes expands and causes a break. This is an extreme circumstance and homeowners will often call a plumber immediately at signs of flooding, but not all issues are so obvious.
Blockages: Backups in sinks and tubs are a very common occurrence in both homes and commercial spaces, and are often caused by blocked sewer lines. During growing seasons, these blockages can be caused by tree roots or, more often, by non-flushable items or sediment in the system. Blocked pipes are often identified by slow draining water at first and by backup later on. Calling in a plumber the first signs means they are able to track down and treat problem areas and provide a viable solution.
Low Water Pressure: There are plenty of reasons that you might be experiencing low-flowing water but whatever the root cause might be, this drop in pressure causes damage to sewer lines. The longer the problem is left, the more likely it is to find damage. A professional plumbing service can identify the cause and location of any clogs or strains in order to preserve the system as a whole.
Taking control of a complicated plumbing system early on helps to prevent much larger problems later on. With specialized tools at their disposal, experienced plumbers are able to dig deep into pipes in order to spot and clear away blockages and clogs or can identify potential problems before they get out of control. Having an assessment of your system can prevent obstructions from ruining pipes and wreaking havoc on a much wider scale.