Do You Need A Plumber?

Plumbing systems can be pretty hard to figure out for the average homeowner. In many cases, you might not know if you should be worried about that clog or that smell in the bathroom. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with your plumbing, so here's a couple of things that you should keep an eye out for, since they might need a professional touch:

No Hot Water

One of the most common plumbing problems is a lack of hot water. However, this might not be a serious problem at all. If your water heater is malfunctioning for any reason, then it won't deliver hot water to the rest of your house. The solution might be as simple as refilling the gas in the heater or flipping the circuit breaker outside if you had a power outage recently. 

If the heater actually is broken, then you probably don't want to tinker with it yourself. Large appliances are particularly dangerous due to the high amounts of electricity and heat that might be present, so calling a plumber might be your best bet.

Low Water Pressure

In this case, you'll want to check every water outlet in your house to see if the problem is everywhere or just in certain areas. If the problem is only in certain rooms, then you might have a blockage in your pipes. You can try to clean it out on your own (perhaps with a baking powder and vinegar solution), but if the problem persists, then a pro might be needed.

If all of your water pressure is low, then the problem might actually be with the city water supply. Wait a few days and check the news to see if the problem is independent of your house.

Mold and Pooling

If you know or suspect that there is a moisture hot spot somewhere in your house, then you will want to be careful. In some cases, mold can grow in the moisture, which can ultimately lead to the production of hazardous spores. Wear a filter mask if you can and check near your pipes.

If you think the problem is in the ceiling somewhere, then the moisture might have spread too much already. In order to prevent further damage, you should consult a plumbing repair specialist to see what the best course of action is. At the very least, they can take a look at the problem to see whether it is hazardous to your health and how difficult it would be to remove.