When to Throw in the Towel (Or the Plunger)
Oct 27, 2010 2:04 PM
There are probably a lot of words people use to describe you: smart, resourceful, crafty, determined. But chances are there’s one word that isn’t on that list: “plumber.” Even if you’ve perfected the art of sagging the back of your pants too low when you’re working underneath the sink, you have to admit you’re still not exactly, 100 percent, the real deal.
So, as difficult as it might be to call it quits on your one-man or one-woman mission to conquer all your drain dilemmas, there are cases when you may need the help of a professional.
When to call:
Main Line Issues: If you notice that water is backing up in more than one drain simultaneously, or if other drains in your home get backed up when you flush the toilet, the problem is probably located in the main line, in which case you’ll need a plumber.
You’ve Tried Everything: The articles in this blog are filled with advice on how to unclog even the nastiest drain clogs, but sometimes a clog can simply be too much to overcome. If you’ve read through this blog and tried everything, and you’re thinking the next logical step might just be a temper-tantrum . . . then it’s time to call a professional. Even though plumbers are expensive, it’s far better to have clear drains than to have your life completely stopped. The important thing is to get your drains—and your life—running smoothly again; plumbers can accomplish that, which definitely makes them worth the money.