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When to Call a Professional for Plumbing Repairs

by Vincent Zhang 03/06/2023

It may be simple enough to unclog your toilet with a plunger or do other simple plumbing repairs. However, a plumber should handle more serious plumbing issues. Without prompt plumbing repairs, in some cases, your home could end up with major water damage.

But when should you have professional plumbers make repairs? If you have any of the following plumbing problems, it's time to call a professional.

Badly Clogged Drains

You might be able to unclog drains with small blockages, but a plumber should unclog bigger blockages. If your home has multiple slow drains or drains that keep clogging, a plumber can use professional tools and equipment to remove deeper or larger blockages. Plumbers also have cameras they can use to find out where a blockage occurs, so they can make sure they completely remove it.

Overflowing Toilet

When you have a toilet overflowing, it can cause serious water damage to your home. You might also have a health hazard if waste is overflowing from your toilet onto your floor. Shut your water off and have a plumber come to your home as quickly as possible. Plumbers can determine the cause of the overflow and make repairs as needed, such as unclogging the drain pipe.

Water Pressure Problems

Water pressure can change from time to time, such as when your local utility company is making repairs or doing other work. However, water pressure shouldn't be too high or too low for long spans of time. If adjusting the water pressure valve doesn't help, have a professional plumber inspect your plumbing to find out what's causing these problems, such as broken pipes.

Lack of Hot Water

If your home doesn't have hot water or if it takes too long for hot water to flow to your faucets, a plumber can help. The cause of this might be a hot water tank that's too small or other problems with your water heater. Plumbers can determine the cause of hot water problems and repair your water heater or recommend a replacement if needed.

No Water

If your home has no water, call your local water company to see if they're performing work or maintenance in your area. If not, call a plumber to figure out why you don't have any water. This can be due to serious problems, such as backups, water main issues or major leaks.

About the Author

Vincent Zhang

I am a real estate broker, property manager, and investor, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To each client, I bring close to a decade of experience in real estate, first as a real estate investor, then manager, and now love to share my experience and knowledge with property buyers and sellers as a real estate broker. Since attending the University of Michigan in 2005, I have lived in Ann Arbor ever since. My exceptional knowledge of the market as an investor and property manager provides a unique perspective and competitive advantage to my clients for selling and buying both residential and investment properties.

I have successfully managed investment properties in Ypsilanti and Kalamazoo and have conducted real estate transactions throughout southeast Michigan. Whether clients are looking for their first home, vacation homes, or the home of their dreams, I will be able to stay on top of the process, remove obstacles and make the real estate deals as pleasurable as possible. I enjoy working with people and finding ways to share a laugh or two in the process. I take pride in being available to my clients and being responsive to their needs.

In addition to my residential property expertise, and my multicultural background, I am capable of working with international investors and home buyers to make their international property purchases smoother and trouble-free. If you are interested in the acquisition of investment homes for your children while they attend the University of Michigan, as a property manager, investor, and broker, I will be able to help you make that reality come true.

I graduated from the University of Michigan and own and operate several businesses in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. In addition to my real estate experience, I am also a technology enthusiast and am always on the hunt to use technology and media to enhance the buying and selling experience. 

If you are looking to make your first home purchase, or are trying to sell your home, give me a call and I can guide you through the services that I can offer you to help you start along the journey. I take great pride in my work and it would be an honor for me to represent you and your needs.

Yours truly, Vincent Zhang