In this day and age, there are countless products and tools on the market to help the average homeowner maintain their plumbing. While owner maintenance is an important part of the upkeep of any water piping system, there will always come a time when professional maintenance is needed.


But how does the average homeowner know when the time is right? Calling a professional when simple maintenance will do wastes time and money, both on the part of the homeowner and the plumbing work technician. That’s why P&D Mechanical, Robbinsdale provider of all sorts of plumbing work, explains a few common signs below that it’s time to call a professional.

Always Err on the Side of Caution

You might feel silly calling a professional for something that may not be a problem, but a good rule of thumb with plumbing work and toilet repair is to always err on the side of caution. Water is a powerfully destructive force that can wreak havoc on your home's structural integrity, not to mention ruin your floors and stain your walls.


That aside, the following are definitely signs you should contact a professional for plumbing work:


●        A foul, rotten-egg-like odor. Though this can also come from something as benign as your garbage can, a sewage-like odor can be a sign of a backup somewhere in your water piping. You should get this taken immediately, because if this problem is not nipped in the bud, the sewage could spill out into your home. Needless to say, coming into contact with sewage exposes you to a host of viruses and bacteria— many of which, like the notorious E.Coli, can cause disease.

●        Water that isn’t clear. Clean, potable water is always clear. If it isn’t, your water piping has a problem. Brownish water could be a sign of rust somewhere along the line, while a greenish tint suggests that your copper pipes are beginning to corrode. Clouded water points to the presence of air in your piping. All of these require the expertise of a professional plumber to fix.

●        Pipes “knocking.” If your pipes are rattling in the walls or making groaning noises, contact a professional plumber right away. While there are many causes of noisy pipes, one of the most dangerous is excessive water pressure. It can cause pipes to burst, bend, or even shake free of their mountings and damage their surroundings.

Contact P&D Mechanical for the Best Professional Plumbing Work

If you’re experiencing any of the above water piping problems, give P&D Mechanical a call immediately to prevent lasting structural damage to your home. We do everything from backflow testing to water heater replacement; our versatility means that we can quickly and effectively diagnose and fix the problem. If you would like to know more about our products and services, then call us at 763-533-2218. You can also message us on our contact page.

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