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Being a homeowner is a good feeling, it is your castle and place of safety for you and your family. But there are days when it all goes wrong, days when things break down and need repair. My Professional Plumber understands that plumbing emergencies can happen at any time in Knoxville, TN, and that is why somebody from our company will be on call 24/7.

When Do You Need a Plumbing Service?

When times are hard it may be tempting to try to conduct a plumbing repair yourself. It cannot be too difficult, can it? All you need is a spanner and a screwdriver, right? If only it were that easy, we would have been called out many times to undo a ‘simple’ repair from an inexperienced DIYer.

Despite all the videos on the internet that tell you otherwise, there is very rarely a ‘simple’ plumbing job. Each plumbing expert on staff has many years of experience in the diagnosis and repair of problems. Take for instance low water pressure, is it caused by a leak, a clog in the pipework, or a faulty water pressure value in your water heater? Only an expert from My Professional Plumber can quickly locate and fix the problem and have the right tools for the job.

Overflowing Toilet

If your toilet is blocked, you should stop flushing to remove the blockage. You should not pour strong chemicals down the toilet either, the blockage could be located far from the toilet and any chemicals will not reach the clog.

The strong chemicals are only likely to corrode and damage your pipework or any seals and joints, leading to a leak. If your toilet is overflowing, you need to locate the water supply valve underneath the toilet tank to stop more water from entering the bowl.

Our plumbers are equipped with protective clothing to keep them safe from any germs and bacteria, and the clean-up is a job you may want to leave to them.

Clogged Sinks

If a clog forms in your drainpipes it will grow, and you will slowly notice that the water takes longer and longer to drain away in your sink. The clog forms a result of pouring warm grease and food down the sink. These and other materials will stick to the insides of the drain pipes and will eventually completely block the drain pipes if the problem is ignored. The safest way to deal with these clogs is to have a professional drain cleaning service from Knoxville, TN My Professional Plumber.

Clogged Bathtubs and Shower Trays

A similar problem can occur in your bathtub and shower tray. You may also notice that the water is covering your feet and ankles when you have a shower. The cause of these clogs is due to soap scum, toothpaste, and hair, and these too will stick to the insides of the drainpipe. You will eventually have to call a plumber from My Professional Plumber before there is a complete blockage.

Sewer Line Blockage

Having one sink clog up is bad enough, imagine that all your sinks and bathtubs have standing water in them. If that is not bad enough then imagine that discolored water is gurgling back into your sink and that it smells like sewage. It looks like your sewer line is blocked or damaged, without an exit to the main sewer network your wastewater has no place to go but back into your home.

You now have a serious health issue on your hands. We have sophisticated equipment to locate and remove blockages to the sewer line. We are also experts at repairing and replacing old sewer lines. We will make your home or office sanitary as quickly as possible.

Leaky Faucets and Constantly Running Toilets

Any leak will cost you money with increased water bills. A leaky faucet that drips one drip a minute will lose nearly thirty-five gallons a year, which is a lot of drips! If you multiply this by the number of faucets that you have in your home that is a lot of money wasted.

The same applies to that constant trickle of water at the back of your toilet, this is really money down the drain. A leak is a far worse problem, any pooling of water will cause a great deal of water damage if left for any length of time. The first sign could be a tell-tale sign of water stains on the ceiling located under a sink or toilet.

Burst Pipes

Once you realize that you have a burst pipe the first thing you should do is to locate and turn off your main water supply value. The second thing you should do is to turn off the mains electricity. If you do not know where these are, then find out. The sooner you turn off your water supply the less water damage there will be and turning off the electricity will lessen the chance that you and the plumber will be electrocuted!

Sump Pumps

These are essential pieces of equipment in low-lying areas or those that are prone to flooding. The sump pump sits in a pit dug in the lowest part of your basement and operates when it detects water. The simple test of pouring a bucket of water in the pit periodically will ensure that it is working correctly. If you have any problems, it is best to call us now, then wait until a major rainstorm hits!

Have Your Plumbing System Regularly Serviced

We strongly recommend that you have your plumbing system regularly serviced. Many of the problems listed above will be detected during a regular service. It is best to sort any problems out while they are minor ones, rather than wait until they need an emergency repair.

My Professional Plumber of Knoxville, TN

We have built up a solid reputation for quality work at reasonable prices. All our plumbers are experienced and fully licensed and 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 give us a call so we can talk about how to help you at an affordable price.


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Knoxville, TN 37923


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