Should you call a Plumber or Plumbing Contractor?

Buying a home of your own is one thing.  Maintaining your home is another, and along with home maintenance, like cleaning or gardening, at some stage, you will require professional services, like a plumber for leaky taps or clogged toilets.

What if you need a plumbing contractor?

Plumbing contractors can do everything a plumber can do, like sort out issues with the flow of water and wastewater to and from your home, but a plumbing contractor has an extra set of skills.  

The good news is, there are specific signs that you need to call a professional plumbing contractor. 

Sign 1 – Home renovations

Adding a whole new bathroom or relocating a kitchen will involve plans and permits.  A professional plumbing contractor has the ability to do the work for the renovations, and will also need to read the plans.

A plumber can perform works like moving a shower within the same room, however, if inspecting any plumbing for any building permits required to be completed – generally with local councils; you will need a professional plumbing contractor.

Sign 2 – Sewage and septic systems

Adding or changing sewage and septic systems will require plans and a plumbing contractor can draw on their knowledge and expertise to advise on the type of system, size required for the house, where it should be located in relation to the house, and also manage plans.   

The planning involved is to ensure that sewage and waste flow away from your house and that adequate water pressure is available.  The last problem you would want is sewage heading the wrong way and ending up on your lawn or in your house.

Sign 3 – Your water pressure drops

Imagine standing in the shower, enjoying the water pressure, and then all of a sudden it drops to a dribble.  You go and check the water pressure in the kitchen, and the same thing occurs.  

Your water bill is paid, there are no notes from the council saying that water supply will be disrupted.

The next step is to call a plumbing contractor to help you find if there is a hidden water leak or something impacting the flow of water from the mainline.

Sign 4 – Water has turned rusty in colour

In older homes, this can be a sign that pipes need to be replaced as rust may be coming through the water, or your hot water system may need replacing.

Sign 5 –  Extra green patches on your lawn without watering

It hasn’t rained in a while, you have been following water restriction guidelines during summer, yet there in your yard is a patch of remarkably green lawn.

If you spot this, you may be looking at a plumbing problem with a pipe – either for waste or water flow, and its best to contact a professional plumbing contractor.

You know you’ve got an issue, now what?

Whether it is one of the above, or you’re dealing with an annoying drip (in the bathroom or kitchen, that is), the friendly and professional team at property plumbing are one click & one call away to solve your problem.


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