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Is there even such a thing as a ‘small’ plumbing problem? You might think so, but even the smallest situations can spell big trouble if you don’t deal with any plumbing problem properly or quickly. Sometimes people are tempted to tackle small plumbing issues by themselves instead of calling a plumber. In our experience, do-it-yourself fixes often lead to a worsening of the problem. If you live in Knoxville, TN, and experience any type of plumbing issue–even small ones–you can rely on us for our affordable expertise. My Professional Plumber is a leading plumbing service that’s known for excellent workmanship and getting jobs done right the first time.

Small Plumbing Problems Might Not Be as Small as You Think

In our busy day-to-day world, a running toilet or dripping faucet might not be high on your priority list, but there are many types of small plumbing issues that could become quite serious if left unresolved. A call to a professional plumber is often worth setting aside the time for once you’re aware of what those small issues could lead to.

Running Toilet

A running toilet might not require an emergency plumber–yet! However, you should know that a running toilet is at increased risk for developing a clog. When a toilet doesn’t properly fill, it won’t properly flush in all cases either. Your toilet and nearby pipes can more easily become clogged. Stubborn clogs can even damage your pipes and lead to leaks.

Additionally, a running toilet will cost you as it’s sure to increase your water bill. If you see that your water bill has substantially increased, it may be because of a running toilet or leaks somewhere in your plumbing system. Our plumbing experts can fix your running toilet so you can ward off more serious related problems.

Slow Drain

A slow drain is a common occurrence. It’s usually a sign that there’s hair caught in the tub drain or that food debris is caught in the p-trap. If you’re sure the tub drain’s problem is just hair, you can attempt to remove it and even clean your p-traps if you’re comfortable dismantling them and replacing them once cleaned. However, if these steps don’t resolve your slow drain, you should call a plumber.

We can send a plumbing pro to your Knoxville, TN home to determine if the slow drain is caused by a ‘local’ developing clog (one that’s near the fixture in question) or if the clog is deeper in the line. In either case, the line needs clearing. My Professional Plumber has the tools and equipment needed for drain cleaning. Once your drains are cleaned, your slow drain problem should be eliminated.

Multiple Slow Drains

If you’re experiencing several slow drains, don’t wait to call a plumber. Multiple slow drains point to a clog developing in your home’s sewer line. The sewer line connects your house’s plumbing system to the city sewer system. Each drain in your home heads out to the sewer line and then to the sewer main. Property owners are responsible for their sewer line. If several drains are moving slowly, you should contact a plumber to assess the situation soon.

Once a clog forms in the sewer line, it won’t allow any water coming from your drain pipes to get through, so all that water from showering, washing clothes, and flushing toilets has to go back up the drain from where it came. That often results in a tremendous mess. Wastewater backups are an emergency plumbing problem. Naturally, you can call My Professional Plumber when you have a plumbing emergency, but it’s so much easier for you to deal with a slow drain issue rather than a wastewater backup issue.

Leaky Pipe

A small leak is another seemingly small plumbing problem that might not seem like a pressing issue. However, a small leak can become a big one when you least expect it. Simply putting a bucket under a leaking pipe to catch the drips isn’t a long-term solution. The pipe needs to be adjusted, repaired, or possibly even replaced. A plumber can evaluate the problem and recommend the right solution.

Also, if you’ve noticed a number of small leaks, consider having a plumbing pro from our team inspect your Knoxville, TN plumbing system. It’s actually fortunate to witness a leaky pipe because you can address it right away. But what about the pipes you can’t see that run in your walls and under the floors? How do you know that these pipes don’t have ‘small’ leaks as well? A plumber can perform leak detection services so that you can have more peace of mind, knowing that water is dripping behind walls and damaging your home’s structure or causing a mold outbreak.

Soggy Area of Yard

If you notice that the area in your yard where your sewer line flows is soggy and doesn’t seem to dry up even when there’s been no rain, there’s a strong possibility that your sewer line has a serious rupture. This might not seem like a major issue at first since you’re not getting wastewater backup and you’re able to shower, flush toilets, etc…but the water flowing into the ground is bad for the environment and bad for your property and house. The water can impact the ground to the extent that soil shifts and your foundation could even develop cracks. Always let a trained plumber assess these types of potentially serious plumbing problems.

Call us whether you have a small or large plumbing problem. We tackle them all and always with fair pricing and expertise.

Be sure to read our other blog posts to learn more about how we can help you maintain your plumbing system. At My Professional Plumber, we offer a full range of plumbing services for customers throughout our region.

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