Find out why calling a plumber is better than attempting a DIY job.
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Three signs you might need to call in a plumber

BEING smart about your water use is a must in drought-stricken areas like the South Burnett.

So, when you find one of your taps has a leak, or you're facing another issue with your plumbing that is contributing to water waste, it's a good idea to get a professional to solve the problem.

According to HappyHiller, it's better to get the help of plumber than to try to fix it yourself, as there are many safety concerns when operating the tools needed to get the job done, and your tampering might risk making the problem worse than it already is.

If you're unsure about whether the problem is severe enough to warrant a callout, you can always call a plumber for professional advice about the issue at hand.

Otherwise, here are three signs you might need to call in a plumber:

1. Your water bill increases

A spike in your water bill might be explained by excess use, but it can also be because of certain plumbing issues.

For example, according to HappyHiller, if you're needing to use more water because things aren't being cleaned properly, it could be due to a problem with the water pressure.

To be efficient in this drought, you might want to fix the problem as soon as you can.

2. Your water isn't draining properly

Whether it's in the bathroom, your kitchen sink, or laundry, slow or no draining can be a sign of water pooling or blocked or broken pipes.

According to Accurate Plumbing, this can be a big issue if left alone, so make sure to be proactive when you first notice it.

3. You're noticing stains and smells

According to Popist, smells around appliances come from clogged pipes or drainpipes that aren't being ventilated properly.

Stains also come from dripping pipes or taps that might need adjusting.

If there's a problem with sewer gases leaking into your home, this can be a health hazard, so bringing in a professional to fix the job is a smart idea.

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