Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New PipesBathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

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Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

When I decided to add a pedestal sink and claw foot tub to my bathroom, I had no idea how much new plumbing I had to run. Since I had never run pipes before, I wasn't sure how to do it properly. I did a lot of research before I started so that I could be sure that I was doing it right. As I was researching, I knew that it would be helpful to have all of the information I found in one place. That was the inspiration for this site. I hope that the plumbing resources help you with your next home improvement project.

Three Signs You Need To Call An Emergency Plumber

Scheduling plumbing repairs on your own can be tough to navigate, especially if they happen during the weekend or on a holiday. While you may be tempted to think that some issues can wait until the regular working hours, there are several occasions where you'll need to hire an emergency plumber as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your home. Below are a few such examples; if you see any of them, contact a plumber to schedule an emergency service right away.

Toilets Backing Up

If you have one toilet that is backing up, it's not nearly as big a deal as if you have multiple ones backing up into your home. That means that there's not just a problem with the pipe in one area, but most likely with your main sewer line. This can't be dislodged by traditional, DIY drain cleaning methods, and will require a professional to scope it out and use advanced tools to take care of it for you. Not only do you have the concern of higher utility bills, but you also have the possibility of severe water damage as well.

Water Leaks

Noticing a stain that is appearing on your wall or in your ceiling can cause your heart to skip a beat. Water leaks are a major problem, not because they're necessarily hard to fix, but because they can be extremely hard to locate. Trying to find a water leak inside your house requires specialized tools, or else you'll end up ripping out entire parts of your sheet rock to detect where it is, since water can leak out of a pipe in one area and travel quite a ways before it makes contact with your wall. Over time, water damage will set in, and so will mold.

Water in Yard

A lot of homeowners dream about having a pool installed in their home, but few want one to appear suddenly in their front yard. This means that there's a problem with either your main sewer line or your water line, both of which run underneath the front yard from the street your house. The first thing you should do is shut off the water immediately, and then call an emergency plumber to have inspected. While it may be a pain to get it taken care of, the reverse of leaving it to continue pumping out into your yard is even worse, both in terms of damage and money.

If you experience any of the above plumbing issues, call an emergency plumber near you.