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Call A Plumber or DIY?

When it comes to drains, plumbing, and other types of bathroom equipment, it is not always easy to know when an expert should be called and when you could solve the problem yourself. Wasting time and money on a professional is frustrating when you realize your issue was an easy problem. On the other hand, attempting these fixes alone can often lead to bigger problems that cost you a lot more in the long run.

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Follow these guidelines to know when you should call a plumber and when to address the problem yourself.

           Do-It-Yourself Fixes

  • Basic leaks: Shutting off the water and addressing a leaky faucet or toilet can be a fairly simple process. Buying your own parts and spending a little time addressing this issue will be a lot less expensive than calling in a professional plumber. If you do not have a lot of experience in this department, start out slow and take everything step-by-step. Soon enough, you will master the procedure and you will end up saving a lot of time and money in the long run
  •  Clogged Toilets: There are many techniques to unclogging a toilet and a simple Internet search can introduce a lot of good tips for getting this done quickly. By investing in a good plunger, you can save a lot when compared to the cost of calling in a professional. Save yourself some time and attempt this fix yourself before calling in back-up.
  • Plugged Up Drains: There are many products that work great for clearing out a plugged up shower or sink drain. A lot of online do-it-yourselfers have found some great techniques for getting this done, as well. Boiling water, baking powder, and vinegar have all proven useful for getting the job done right.

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  • Remodels: If you thinking of diving into a remodel, you will definitely want to call in a few experts. Often times, permits are required for this type of bathroom work and you will want to ensure the proper building codes are followed throughout the entire process. Often times, remodels require moving plumbing and bathroom appliances around, which can be an extensive ordeal and one that you will definitely want an expert’s insight on.
  • Low Water Pressure: This problem is often hard to pinpoint, as far as possible causes. A plumber will have more knowledge as far as what is going wrong and will know how to address any needed repairs. Low water pressure can get old very quickly, so do not hesitate in calling an expert right away.
  • Backed Up Pipes: Some clogs are easy to fix, but if the problem becomes persistent, despite constant attempts to remedy the situation, then it would be wise to call in a professional. Trying to fix the problem yourself could just cause more problems and a certified plumber will know where to look and how to address the situation properly.Stadler Plumbing is ready and able to address any of your plumbing needs. Give us a call today!
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Potential Water Heater Issues

A broken water heater is an issue in any household. When it is down, it means little to no hot water throughout the home, making cleaning or showering next to impossible. There are solutions for getting your water heater running efficiently again, but diagnosing the initial problem is important in knowing which direction to take.

Leaks, irregular noises, and rusty water are just a few signs that something is going wrong. If any of these problems start to arise, it is wise to call in a professional to get an assessment done. Ask yourself the following questions if you start noticing potential issues.

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How Old Is My Water Heater?

The typical lifespan of a water heater is about 10 to 15 years. When it comes to making any repairs, it is often times smarter to replace an old water heater than fix it. Once a certain age is reached, investing in a new water heater will end up being cheaper than making multiple repairs on an old one.

Let your service professional know how long you have had your water heater and whether or not it has proved reliable throughout the years. They will be able to make a thorough assessment as to whether or not a replacement is needed and can advise you on which direction would save you the most time and money in the long run.

Does It Need Replacement Parts?

If power is not flowing through certain parts of the water heater, the entire system will not work efficiently. Locating which parts are not working is the first step in addressing any needed repairs. Due to extensive wiring and electrical processes, testing can be complicated. If you are unfamiliar with the system, it is best to leave it to the experts. Let your provider know what has been going on and they will know what to check and where to start.

If your water heater is not that old, then it is likely that one or a few parts simply need to be replaced. If certain aspects have stopped working or burned out, then buying a replacement is a much more cost-efficient fix than replacing the entire unit.

Should I Hire A Professional?

Checking to see if certain parts of your water heater are working correctly can be dangerous if the proper steps are not taken, so calling in a professional is always the best option. Also, if installation goes wrong, you could end up creating issues that will eventually end up costing you more money in replacement and repairs. By hiring a pro right away, you can rest assured that everything is done properly and that other repairs will not be needed for some time.

At Stadler Plumbing, our professionals are trained and certified to address any needed fixes or adjustments, and we can advise you on the best plan options for your home. Do not hesitate and give us a call today!

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