When to Call a Plumber
It’s understandable that homeowner’s want to save money, but you’ve invested a lot of money in your home, so don’t risk damage to your home or the plumbing system with DIY plumbing. While many can properly provide a hot water heater flush, or the replacement of a worn screw-on showerhead, most plumbing repairs and installations require the expertise of a plumber in Fort Worth. Problems such as the following are examples of when it’s time to call a plumber:
If you smell gas, your priority is to evacuate your home. Don’t spend the time looking for the leak as your risk of a fire, explosion or suffocation increases with each passing second. Once you are a safe distance away from the structure, and are unable to smell gas, call 911, and the gas provider. Once the authorities declare the home safe to enter, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for gas line repair in Fort Worth. Only experienced, qualified professionals should resolve problems with a home’s gas line.
There’s very little doubt about sewage odor. When the hazardous gases of sewage enter your home, you’ll know it right away. Consistent, strong sewage odors typically mean there’s a problem with the plumbing system. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth has the expertise to determine if the problem originates from a drain, a damaged sewer line, trap or plumbing vent.
When the odor emanates from a drain in a seldom used location, for example, a guest bathroom, run water in the tub, shower or sink where the odor originates (or all of them if necessary). If this takes care of the problem you had a dry trap due to lack of use. Otherwise, contact a Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth for repair. Ignoring the problem can place your family’s health at risk.
Water Pressure Problems
A number of factors can cause low water pressure in your home. An plumber will evaluate the plumbing system and determine the cause. Home’s containing outdated galvanized pipes can experience blockage due to rust. Water leaks are a common cause of low water pressure. Municipal repair can also be the cause of low water pressure, and other causes.
High water pressure may be due to a failed pressure reducing valve, which reduces an elevated incoming water pressure from the municipal source. Municipal water pressure may be elevated in order to serve higher elevations, fire hydrants, and high rises, for example.
Water leaks can cause severe damage to your home and its foundation. Prompt attention can prevent additional damage when a leak is discovered. Shut off water when a leak occurs at either the shut off valve near the foundation, or at the water meter. Hidden leaks sometimes occur, and may not be suspected until an unusually high water bill occurs without an explanation. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth has the experience and is equipped to find hidden leaks and to provide the waterline repair in Fort Worth that you need.
A clogged toilet and/or clogged drains can be due to a localized clog, and/or problems in the sewer pipe. While a variety of causes are possible, one of the worst occurs when tree roots infiltrate the sewer pipe system. A Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth is equipped with specialized tools, such as a sewer camera for diagnosis, the hydro-jet and trenchless pipe repair for a resolution of the problems in your home’s drainage system.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers expertise that meets or exceeds the industry standards for plumbing you can rely on. Our services are backed by the Ben Franklin 100% satisfaction guarantee. This means when you need a plumber in Fort Worth, you can count on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.