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When To Call A Plumber

Contacting a Plumber - Macomb County MI - Stadler Plumbing & HeatingIf you are experiencing issues with your plumbing, it may be hard to decipher when you can tackle the problem on your own and when you cannot. While many issues can be taken care of without an expert, there are many things that should be handled by someone more experienced. Many times, it is best to simply throw in the towel, pick up your phone, and call in a pro to do the work.

Feeling any type of hesitance in approaching a needed repair is a good indicator that you will need to hire out. When it comes to plumbing any minor slip-up can cause big issues for a homeowner. Sometimes the cheapest option is to have a professional do the job right the first time. This way any further complications are easily avoided.

If you are having any of the following issues, then it is time to call in some extra help.

  • Drainage Back-Up: If you notice that your sink, shower, toilet, or any other draining device is not functioning as efficiently as it should, then you may have issues with your main line. Resolving this problem takes a lot of work and, if you make a mistake, you will be left with more problems than you started out with.
  • No Hot Water: Being without hot water is a problem that needs fixing as soon as possible. A household cannot function for long without it, so wasting time trying to figure out one of the many possible causes is not your best option. Plumbers deal with these issues on a frequent basis, so they will know exactly what to check and can provide solutions quickly, so you can get your home back to normal.
  • Remodels: If you are redoing your bathroom and need plumbing rearranged or a toilet replaced, then definitely call in an expert. Not only is this a huge task to take on yourself, but there will be certain regulations and codes involved that require a permit. If you hire out, you can rest easy knowing that everything will be installed properly and up-to-code.
  • Sump Pump Issues: Many homeowners have a sump pump in their basement or crawlspace which works to keep water out of the home’s lower levels. If your sump pump does not seem to be working as it should, call in an expert to take a look. This is something that needs to be in the best shape possible, in order to keep your home and possessions free from damage. Calling in a professional plumber to fix it up will offer you peace of mind the next time a rainstorm heads your way.

Stadler Plumbing is here to assist with any of your plumbing needs. Our team of professionals are licensed and trained to handle any issue you may be experiencing. Give us a call today! We look forward to working with you.

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Diagnosing Garbage Disposal Issues

Analyze Garbage Disposal Issues- Macomb County MI - Stadler PlumbingGarbage disposals typically make the flow of anyone’s kitchen routine a lot smoother. They offer a lot of convenience as far as cleaning up, and their ability to break down those pesky food scraps helps to ensure that your drain stays unclogged. It is important to implement regular maintenance on your garbage disposal to ensure that it works properly for years to come. That being said, every unit will face issues from time to time.

Check out these more common issues and consider how you might go about remedying them.

  • No Power: If you turn on your disposal and hear nothing, then you are facing some power issues. Check the outlet, the reset button, and the circuit breaker before doing anything else. If none of those are the issue, you may need to look into purchasing some replacement parts or hiring a professional to look at the electric work.
  • Not Chopping Waste: If your unit is running, but failing to break down any of the food you throw in it, then take a look at the blades. If they seem dull, your problem may be as simple as needing to sharpen them. If a blade has fallen off entirely, then simply replacing it will do the trick and your unit it will be back to normal.
  • Leaks: If you start noticing a lot of water around your garbage disposal, then you may be able to solve the problem yourself. Check for loose joints or see if the rubber gasket is looking worn and old. If you cannot seem to solve the problem yourself, call in back-up. A plumber will explore all of the ins and outs more extensively and will know how to address any issues.

Avoiding Issues

There are many things you can do to avoid encountering these issues in the first place. Check out these tips.

  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Certain cleaning products are unsuitable for using in the garbage disposal and can end up causing a lot of damage. Stay away from bleach and other severe products and stick to something gentler. Regular dish soap is a great option.
  • Dispose Cautiously: Not everything can be thrown down the garbage disposal. Stick with only minimal table scraps and avoid throwing larger items, such as egg shells and chicken bones down there. These can easily cause clogs and damage blades.
  • Keep It Cold: When running your disposal, using cold water to help things along will always be your best bet. This means keeping boiling water or hot grease away from it as much as possible.

At Stadler Plumbing, we have the tools and expertise you need to ensure that all of your draining and plumbing issues are resolved. Stop on by, give us a call, or visit our website today!

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