Don’t calm yourself down believing that you don’t need read more. Even if you are an expert in home improvement, you may need to call a professional from time to time for plumbing emergencies. Apart from relying on your local plumber for the occasional emergencies, the following situations are best left to professionals. First is the low water pressure. Many factors can create this problem: obstacles (corrosion or trash) in the waterline, which can start on the meter and run to the faucet aerator; Low water pressure from city or well supplies; or even a bad supply-line design. A great plumber understands how to investigate the problem.
No hot water is a clear explanation of what happened, but if the hot water tank leaks, it may take a while to figure out why. If the container is electric, it could be a poor heating component, a blocked circuit wave or failed fuse, a damaged thermostat, or a severe overload switch. In gas heaters, thermocouple burners and abusers can fail. No one likes without hot water for long. Your grandmother may have heated bathwater on the stove, but people don’t do it like that today. Call a plumber for this one – he or she probably has a lot of experience and can tell you if you need a new heater or if the existing one can be repaired. If the heater needs to be replaced, your plumber can take a new one into the basement, plug it in, make sure it is working properly, and throw the old one away.
Call a plumber soon if you encounter drain blockage. If you’ve tried all the tricks you know of to get your sewer to drain properly, but the backup is continuing, you probably have a bad plugin for the drain running exit to the main sewer. (Tree roots are often the culprit.) Instead of renting out one of those large sewer diggers that you might break – or that could damage your drain – contact a plumber or a sewer cleaning service. If they get into trouble, they’ll make corrections.