When Should You Hire a Plumber? (Part 2)

Clogged Toilet and Sink

If you have a clogged toilet or sink, one of the worst things that you can do is to get a plumber. This can easily be done on your own, and you don’t even need to have the technical skills to make it happen. You can visit a supermarket and buy a cup plunger for $2 to $35, depending on the quality and built. This will allow you to push the clog in your toilet or sink and will easily remove the clog. If this doesn’t work, you can also get yourself a solution that will melt the clog. However, if none of these steps work, the only thing that is left for you to do is to contact a plumber.

Frozen Pipes

This problem won’t happen in every household. Frozen pipes only occur in cold regions and can also be dealt with, easily. For preventive measures, you can keep your house properly heated during cold days to ensure that heat is properly circulating the house. However, if you are already dealing with the problem, then insulating the pipes of the sink with tube insulating foam will do the trick. You may also want to keep your faucet dripping during cold days to keep it from freezing.


There are a lot of things that you can do in order to prevent different problems with the plumbing system from occurring. One of these is by making sure that you will be flushing a few tissue paper at a time; no not one at a time, because you could be paying more for water bill than paying for the service of a plumber. Aside from this, you are also aware of the things that should be thrown on your sink or toilet. Yes, you know what I’m talking about, sanitary napkin, diaper, and hairballs.

There are a lot of things that you can do in order to prevent yourself from hiring a plumber. Just make sure that you really know when you need their service, because there are also a lot of people who are already having problems in fixing their plumbing system, but are still insisting that they can do it on your own. Please, if you know the right time to seek for medical help, you also need to know when you need to contact a plumber. Seeking professional help is not a waste if you can’t do it, but trying to do it even though you know that you can’t is a clear waste of time.