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To Call or Not to Call? Affordable Plumbing Sacramento

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To Call or Not to Call? Affordable Plumbing Sacramento

If You’re Wondering Whether to Dial Always Affordable Plumbing Sacramento, We Can Help

Always Affordable Plumbing Sacramento | When to Call a Plumber

Maybe water is slowly filling the toilet bowl—and not showing signs of stopping. Maybe something dark and smelly is oozing out of the shower drain. Or maybe there’s a weird sound coming from your hot water heater.

You worked hard to earn every dollar you have, so it makes sense to pause before you call Always Affordable Plumbing Sacramento for help. In other words, it’s common to wonder: Should I pay for a visit? Or can I handle this myself?

Firstly, the Always Affordable Plumbing team prioritizes safety. If you are facing a potentially dangerous or hazardous situation, call a professional. At the very least, you can spell out the situation and get advice on how best to proceed. We pride ourselves on honesty and integrity. Put simply: We want you to be happy—with pipes to match.

Smell Ya Later

Household fixtures like sinks and tubs typically have a waste pipe to carry water and other liquids and material away. This pipe should have a “trap,” which is a curve that creates a space for a small amount of water to sit and act as a shield or block against foul odors that would otherwise work their way back into the house.

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If you smell sewage or something like it seeping from a sink or shower drain, don’t call a plumber just yet. First, try pouring in a small amount of water. Sometimes, the “trap” that keeps stinky air out can dry up. In other words, there is nothing between you and whatever is creating the foul scent!

Adding water can refill the trap. Consequently, you should no longer detect a whiff of waste or rot. If, however, your nose remains under assault, give a plumber a call. An ongoing, unstoppable stench is definitely worth seeking professional help.

That Old Familiar Clog

You fought the clog … and won! The shower drain got sluggish. As a result, water started to pool each time you lathered up and rinsed off. So you whipped out your trusty plunger and cleared the pipe. Or maybe you unfurled a drain snake and powered past the obstruction. Or maybe you opened a bottle of chemical drain cleaner and dumped it in. (We don’t recommend that, but we know people do it.)

Anyway, whatever you tried worked: You no longer showered in a puddle of your own soap scum and scrubbed-off sweat and dirt … for a while. Then the drain started getting slow again. So you repeated your trusty technique. That seemed to work. Until it didn’t. So you tried something new, something different.

Soon, you were expecting to see standing water.

If you find yourself adopting drain-clearing habits into your weekly routine, it’s time to call a plumber. Recurring clogs or constantly sluggish drains can be a sign of more than just coincidence. A professional plumber can use video equipment and other techniques and technology to spot the cause of the frequent problem—and, most importantly, figure out how to fix it.

Feeling Low

When you turn on a faucet, you expect water to gush out. We’ll bet you enjoy a high-pressure shower or are used to filling up your cooking pots quickly. Either way, the key is good water pressure. So when you stick your hands out to find only a drip, it’s reasonable to worry.

If the problem is confined to one faucet, the problem may simply be a clogged aerator. You can easily clear this up yourself. On the other hand, if every faucet and spigot in the house is barely trickling, something bigger is happening. It’s time to call in a professional.

Always Affordable Plumbing Sacramento is Here for You

If you’ve assessed the problem and decided that you need a plumber, dial (916) 970-0099. At Always Affordable Plumbing in Sacramento, we’re happy to tackle plumbing problems large and small, and we are available 24/7.

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