8 Good Reasons to Call a Plumbing Service

Plumbing issues come in all forms — a slow leak, a clog or a pipe that has burst. Calling a Burnaby plumbing service can equal less time, expense and frustration for you than repairing the problem incorrectly or causing additional repairs. To help you identify situations that a plumber can effectively resolve, here are some common scenarios:


1. Leaking Pipes

The pipes under sinks or in the attic may be leaking. Run your finger along pipes. If you notice moisture on the pipes or underneath them, call a plumber for assistance. Your timely actions can save you additional repairs.

2. Low Water Pressure

When you take a shower or rinse dishes in your kitchen sink, you may notice that the water pressure is low. The pipes could contain build-up or some of the internal parts of your shower head or faucet could be in need of repair.

3. Toilet Issues

If you have to jiggle the handle of your toilet to make it stop running or hold the handle down to complete a flush, the internal parts of your toilet need repairs or replacement. If you hear your toilet running when not in use or notice water on the floor near the toilet, call a plumbing service Burnaby to diagnose and correct the problem.

4. Banging Pipes

Sometimes when you have the water faucet turned on high and you turn it off, you will hear a banging noise in the wall. The noise is coming from the pipes. Fortunately, a plumber can help you remedy the issue so you don’t have to live with the noise.

5. Remodeling Projects or New Construction

When remodeling the plumbing in an existing bathroom or kitchen, or when constructing new plumbing, contact a plumbing service beforehand to ensure that the installation is completed correctly and meets building code. Otherwise, you may have tear out the installation and redo it.

6. Frozen Pipe Issues

Sometimes, during cold weather, the water inside pipes can freeze. The pipes expand and sometimes rupture, causing flooding from the pipe or nearby valves or faucets. You can temporarily stop the flooding by shutting off the main water valve in your home. Then, call a plumber to help you deal with the repairs.

7. Slow Drains

When the water doesn’t drain out of your bathtub or sink quickly enough, and commercial drain solvents aren’t effective, it’s time to call a plumbing service. Experienced plumbers can detect a clog in the lines and use professional methods to clear it.

8. Hot Water Shortage

Perhaps you run out of hot water more quickly than you did previously, or maybe you can’t access heated water anymore. Either way, there could be an issue with your hot water heater. Contact a Burnaby plumber to determine if your hot water heater needs repairs or replacement.


Anytime you have a plumbing issue, don’t hesitate to call a Burnaby plumbing service. A professional plumber can use their experience to analyze the problem and determine the best way to fix it.