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5 Signs You Need To Call A Licensed Plumbing Service | Portland, OR


You rely on water for many daily household tasks. You need water to drink, cook, shower, clean, flush the toilet, and many other things. Without running water, life in your home will come to a complete standstill. You also rely greatly on the drainage system in your home. If the drainage system isn’t working properly, water and waste won’t be removed from your home properly.

Many people make home repairs DIY projects, but plumbing repairs should never be a DIY project. Your home’s plumbing system needs to be repaired by a professional. Attempting a DIY plumbing repair with no education or knowledge on the subject could cause more harm than good.

If you are experiencing any of the following issues with your plumbing system, you should leave the job to a licensed plumbing service.

#1 Water Leaks Under the Sink

If you open the kitchen cabinet or the bathroom vanity in your Portland, OR home and there is water pooling inside, you should immediately call a licensed plumbing service. There is a leak in the pipe, and if you don’t have it repaired quickly, the water will continue pooling, causing water damage and mold growth.

Many homeowners will try to fix the pipe themselves, which isn’t the best idea. Plumbing issues require a licensed professional to find the source of the problem and make the necessary repair. Just because a person has a wrench in their toolbox, it doesn’t mean they are qualified to repair a leaking pipe. You will need a licensed plumbing professional to repair the job correctly.

#2 Discolored Water

When you turn on the water in your home, you expect the water to come out clear. If the water has a brown tint, you should call a licensed plumbing service immediately.

As the pipes age, the inside can become rusty and corroded. When the issue becomes serious, the rust and corrosion will contaminate the water coming from your faucets and showerheads, making the water unsafe for use.

A plumber will inspect your plumbing system to find the corroded pipes so they can be replaced, and the water coming from the taps come out clear and will be safe for your family to use.

#3 Poor Water Pressure

When you turn on the water in your Portland, OR home, you want the water pressure to be strong enough to wash your hair or rinse food from your plates. If you don’t have adequate water pressure, simple tasks like these will take longer than they should. In addition, your water-based appliances won’t function properly.

If you have issues with your water pressure, it is not something you should try to get used to. There is a reason why your water pressure is poor, and it could be causing damage to your home.

There are a few reasons why your water pressure is poor.

  • Clogged pipes: If the poor water pressure is due to a clogged pipe, the clog will disrupt water flow into your home, resulting in poor water pressure.
  • High water demand: Expecting too much from your plumbing system can result in poor water pressure. For example, if you run your washing machine or dishwasher and shower, your water demand will be too much for your plumbing system. If this happens often and you don’t want to change the way you do things around the house, a plumbing service can install a water-pressure booster to improve the water pressure in your home.
  • Leaking waterline: If there is a leak in a water line, water will escape from the leak, resulting in poor water pressure. This is not an issue that can be ignored. The pooling water from the leak will result in water damage or mold growth in the area.

Poor water pressure is more than a frustrating issue. It signifies an issue and would require an appointment for plumbing service.

#4 Drain Issues

When you turn on the water in your home, you expect it to flow freely down the drain. If the water is going down the drain slowly or won’t go down at all, you should call a licensed plumbing service.

You may be tempted to try to remove the clog yourself with a liquid drain cleaner. However, there is no guarantee that the entire clog will be removed. If part of the clog remains in the drain, it is only a matter of time before the water starts draining slowly or the drain becomes completely clogged. In addition, these products contain harsh chemicals that are necessary for breaking up a clog and can do serious damage to your pipes.

When you call a plumbing service, a plumber will have access to the necessary tools and chemicals to remove a clog, and they have been highly trained and know how to use them.

#5 Water Heater Issues

If you have an issue with the water heater in your home, you will need the help of a licensed plumber. Water heater repairs should not be a DIY project for two reasons. First, water heaters are complex, and if you don’t know how to inspect and diagnose an issue, you could do more harm than good. In addition, if your water heater is under warranty and your attempt a DIY repair, the warranty will be voided.

If your water heater is experiencing any of the following issues, you should call a licensed plumbing company.

  • No hot water
  • The water isn’t getting hot enough.
  • Poor hot water pressure
  • Discolored hot water
  • Cloudy, hot water
  • Foul-smelling hot water
  • Strange sounds
  • Moisture and leaks

A plumber will inspect your water heater and make the necessary repairs to get your water heater functioning properly again.

Why Choose Pilot Plumbing?

If you are having an issue with the plumbing system in your Portland, OR home and want to work with the best plumbing service around, contact Pilot Plumbing. We have been serving customers in the area for over 15 years and have an excellent reputation in the community and the industry. We have a 5-star rating on Google and are an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau. Home Advisor named us a Top Rated and Elite Service, and we have over 50 5-star reviews on Home Advisor.

We have been in the business long enough to know that you cannot plan plumbing issues, and they often arise at the most inconvenient times. This is why we offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us Pilot Plumbing & Drain a call today.

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