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Is that dripping tap driving you mad? It should do, did you know that one drip a minute equals nearly 35 gallons of water per year! That’s a lot of wasted water you are paying for. How hard can it be to fix a dripping tap? Do you really need a plumber to do that? The answer is yes, you do.

We at My Professional Plumber have lost count of the number of times we have been called out to fix a failed attempt at a repair. A team member from My Professional Plumber Proudly serving Knoxville, TN is highly trained and has multiple years of experience dealing with a multitude of plumbing issues.

We cannot stop you from trying to fix a plumbing repair, but we remind you that it is cheaper to have your plumbing system regularly serviced than to pay for a botched repair job, or an emergency callout should anything go wrong.

Plumbing Emergency

It is good to be king of your own little castle, behind the walls you and your family can feel safe in Knoxville, TN. But a plumbing emergency can soon shake you out of any complacency. The most common emergency call-out we have is for a burst pipe.

Before you call us, we advise you to locate and turn off your main water supply valve to protect your belongings and home. The longer you wait the more water damage will occur, so if you do not know where the valve is, now is a good time to find out. Another good idea is to turn off your mains electricity supply to avoid electrocution. Now you can call us, and we can send somebody around to do any repair work. If you see sparks, call the fire department for advice.

Indicators You Need the Help of a Plumbing Expert

Your Sink Is Slow to Drain

If you notice that your sink is taking longer to empty, then you have a drainage problem. A likely cause is the formation of clogs in your drainpipes. If you ignore this problem the drainpipes will completely block. A common solution is to pour chemicals down the sink to remove the blockages and clogs, but this may make matters worse.

Pouring chemicals into older pipework and joints will cause corrosion and start a leak. The chemicals may not even reach the blockage if it is located away from the sink. The safest way to remove clogs or blockages is to have a professional drain cleaning service from My Professional Plumber.

Discolored Water Is Gurgling Back into Your Sink or Toilet

Having water slowly draining away is one thing, but to have discolored water gurgling back into your sink is another. If this discolored water smells like sewage, you have a big problem on your hands. The likelihood is that your sewer line is blocked or damaged. Without an exit to the main sewer network, the wastewater in your home backs up into your sink and toilet.

We have specialist equipment and expert team members to locate and assess the extent of the blockage and damage. This information will help in deciding the best course of action to take.

Your Water Pressure Is Low

Low water pressure means it takes longer to have your shower in the morning. It seems to take forever to wash the soap and shampoo away. The low pressure could be due to clogs in the pipework or a faulty valve in your water heater or even a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. It could be due to several things. To quickly get to the bottom of the problem you need an experienced plumber from the many specialists on our staff.

Little to No Hot Water

When you wake up in the morning you long for a hot shower and not a shockingly cold one. Coldwater means you have a problem with the water heater. When was the last time you had it serviced? Most people forget to have their water heater serviced and only notice their heater when something goes wrong. A routine service will spot minor issues and correct them before the heater breaks down and needs an expensive repair or an entire replacement.

You Are Installing New Appliances

Are you thinking of redesigning your kitchen or bathroom? Then you are likely to need help installing a refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher, sink, or shower. We advise you to hire a professional plumber to do these jobs for you. It may seem a good idea to do it yourself and save a little money, but most do-it-yourselfers end up getting it wrong and end up spending at least twice more when they attempt plumbing remodels.

Why Is Your Water Heater Shutting Down?

Often people forget about their water heater when they install extra water appliances. If your water heater is underpowered, it may not be able to handle all the appliances being on at once. It may even shut down completely, and if that happens too often the water heater will break down.

Unless you are prepared to stagger the use of your appliances the best solution is to invest in a new water heater. This will not be cheap, but the investment will pay for itself as a new model will be more energy-efficient than an older model. It is important to buy a model that will cope with all the extra demands that you plan to place on it, and you may want the help of an expert plumber to do that.

Have Your Plumbing System Regularly Serviced

As well as your water heater we strongly recommend that you have your plumbing system regularly serviced. Most of the problems listed above will be detected during regular servicing and sorted out while they are minor issues.

The Best Plumbing Service in Knoxville, TN

My Professional Plumber has built up a solid reputation for quality work at reasonable prices. Our work comes with a promise to complete any job to your satisfaction. All of our plumbers are experienced and fully licensed. They are carefully vetted before we hire them.

Putting off any service or repair work could cause severe damage to your home leaving you with an expensive repair bill. If you have any plumbing concerns, please call us now so we can help you at a price your pocket can afford.


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Knoxville, TN 37923


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