At one point or another, every homeowner will need to call a plumber. Whether it’s for a clogged drain or a leaking pipe, plumbing problems are inevitable. But how often should you call a plumber? The answer may surprise you.

How Frequently Should You Call a Plumber?

The answer to this question depends on several factors, including the age of your home, the type of plumbing you have, and how well you maintain your plumbing. There are several instances that may require you to call a plumber. Some of the major reasons include the following:

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If you are living in an older home, it’s probably a good idea to call a plumber and have your system assessed. Many older homes have outdated plumbing systems that can cause serious problems if they aren’t regularly maintained.

Emergency Repairs

No matter how well you maintain your plumbing system, it’s inevitable that you will at some point experience a serious plumbing emergency. In these situations, it’s important to call a plumber right away and get the problem resolved as quickly as possible.

Yearly Maintenance and Inspections

If you want to avoid major plumbing problems and keep your system running smoothly, it’s important to schedule routine maintenance visits with a plumber. This will include  inspecting your plumbing pipes for any signs of wear and tear, cleaning out drains and removing debris that may be blocking water flow, and checking all the fixtures in your home to ensure they are in good condition.

While there is no set schedule for how often you should call a plumber, it’s generally recommended to get yearly maintenance checks done to prevent major plumbing issues. This can also help you avoid costly repairs down the road, so it’s a good idea to schedule these visits at least once a year.

Seasonal Preparations

Before the winter months, it’s important to have your outdoor hoses disconnected and any faucets, spigots or other water sources covered. This will prevent the potential of damage caused by freezing. Having a plumber inspect and perform these preparations will ensure the job has been done correctly and safely.

What to Do if You Need a Plumber?

If you do find yourself in need of a plumber, there are a few things you should do before making the call. First, try to identify the problem as best as you can. This will give the plumber an idea of what they’re walking into and will help them diagnose the problem more quickly. Second, gather as much information about the problem as possible. Finally, make sure you have the contact information for your homeowner’s insurance policy handy in case the problem is covered by your policy.

What to Expect From a Plumber Company?

When you call a plumber, they will likely ask you several questions about the problem. Be prepared to answer these questions as accurately as possible so that the plumber can diagnose the problem quickly. Once the plumber arrives at your home, they will assess the situation and give you an estimate for the repair or replacement. If you agree to the estimate, they will get to work right away. If not, they will likely suggest another course of action or refer you to another specialist. 

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Not all plumbers are created equal. When choosing a plumber, it’s important to choose someone who is licensed and insured. Additionally, it’s important to choose someone who is experienced and has good reviews from past clients. Finally, make sure you understand the cost of the service before agreeing to anything. A good rule of thumb is to get at least three estimates before choosing a plumber. 

Stack Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric

Stack Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric can help you with all your repair and maintenance needs. Our plumbers are licensed and insured, and have years of experience in the industry. Contact us today to learn more!

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