We can’t live without water.

And we don’t just mean that literally. Without a working water supply, life in your house grinds to a halt. When a pipe bursts or a basement floods, it turns things upside down.

That’s where a professional plumber can help. From faucet repair to water heaters to drain repair, here are a few situations where hiring a plumber is your best bet.

1 – Low Water Pressure

Does it feel like it takes forever to get a shower because you’re not getting enough water? There’s a good chance there’s a clog in the faucet’s aerator.

And whether your reaction to this news is “Sounds simple” or “What’s an aerator?” it’s time to start searching for a Houston TX plumber.

This issue might sound simple but if you try to remove the clog on your own you might damage the aerator and the faucet. A plumber can remedy the issue with much more efficiency.

2 – No Hot Water

Life becomes sort of miserable when our hot water heater fails. Cooking, bathing, and doing the dishes all become significantly more difficult or uncomfortable.

Sometimes the system might need a little maintenance, or a complete overall. Either way, this is a job for a plumber, as hot water heaters have gas or electrical elements that can pose a threat if something goes wrong.

3 – No water at all

You turn on the sink, but nothing comes out. It’s a disheartening feeling, and usually a sign of a serious plumbing problem.

It could be a blockage or a leak, but it’s tough to tell, as much of our plumbing is either within our walls or under our homes. You need a plumber and their diagnostic tools to diagnose the issue and get to work on fixing it.

4 – Burst pipes

A burst pipe can lead to substantial damage if not addressed right away. Again, it may be tough for you to tell which pipes are addressed, but your plumber won’t have the same trouble.

With the plumber working quickly, you can have the problem addressed and begin working on abating any damage caused by the leak.

5 – New appliances

Whether you’re building a house, remodeling your bathroom or just replacing a dishwasher, it’s never a good idea to try to install appliances on your own.

You might save money in the short run, but it’s still a good idea to invest in professional plumbing help. Installation is complicated and you want to know your appliances are hooked up correctly and working seamlessly.

Houston TX faucet repair and pipe repair

Are you dealing with a plumbing emergency? Or just sick of taking weak showers? Dotson Plumbing is here to help.

From burst pipes to water heater issues to leaky faucets, we bring our decades of expertise to help Houston homeowners enjoy the proper plumbing they deserve. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.