There are plenty of repairs most of us can handle by ourselves. If we get a flat tire, for example, it’s usually not much trouble to put on the spare.

But there are some problems best left to professionals, especially in the world of plumbing

If you’re facing any of the issues described below, don’t try to repair them on your phone and start looking for a Houston, TX plumber.

1 – Gas leaks

The first thing to do when you suspect a gas leak: Get outside and call 911 or your utility company. Make sure you’re calling from outside the home.

Gas can catch fire in a blink of an eye, making this an extremely dangerous situation. Rather than trying to fix things, here’s what you should do:

  • Open all your doors and windows
  • Evacuate the building
  • Call for help and listen to whatever advice you’re given
  • Wait outside for professionals to arrive
  • Seek medical help if you feel sick after being exposed to gas

Here’s what NOT to do: Avoid smoking, using open flames, or using any devices that might spark, including cell phones and doorbells.

2 – Water pressure problems

There are several factors that might be choking off the water pressure in your home, which means this isn’t a simple fix. It requires skilled diagnostic capabilities and tools that can paint a detailed picture of what’s happening.

Trying to diagnose this issue could take time and even create new problems while trying to fix the original issue.

3 – New water heaters

If you have a new water heater, don’t try to install in by yourself. There’s high levels of electricity at work here when dealing with electric water heaters. And improperly installed gas water heaters can lead to gas leaks. Either way, it’s a dangerous situation.

With a professional Houston TX plumber, you can have the confidence that your water heater installation is being done safely and quickly.

4 – Home renovations

Whether you’re revamping your entire home or just remodeling a single room, you should work with a professional Houston TX plumber to handle any plumbing work involved. They can make sure your appliances are the right dimensions and help you avoid the problems resulting from an improper installation.

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Are you dealing with plumbing issues you don’t feel like you can fix yourself? Contact Dodson Plumbing.  Edwin Dotson is a licensed and insured master plumber with nearly two decades experience under his belt.

From leaks to faucet repair to water heaters to gas leaks, we can make sure you and your family are safe and comfortable. Contact us today to schedule service.