Is It Worth Calling A Plumber?

Tips of WHEN to call Loess Hills Handyman vs a licensed plumber

As we enter the winter months and begin 2024, the thought of frozen pipes and other plumbing issues cross our minds once in a while. Overall, many plumbing issues can be tackled by the average Council Bluffs homeowner, but some should not be attempted due to their complexity and dire consequences if done incorrectly. In general, Council Bluffs homeowners should call a plumber for issues relating to major pipe leaks, burst pipes, clogged drains that don't resolve with the common hardward store snaking methods common, or any issues with the main water line...many of these require a plumber to come to your home to investigate if the problem has gone that far. Signs of a major pipe leak would be water spots on your ceilings or your floors, or dripping water from pipes in your basement or main floor. These can create mold damage in your home, or freeze and expand areas of your home leading to other supplementary problems in all seasons. A burst pipe will create low water pressure and all of the above from the leaking pipes...this is rather serious especially in the winter time because of the massive amount of water that will flood an area and possibly freeze and could create a multitude of other unwanted water and sealing issues in your home and would require other home repair specialists to get involved. Clogged drains can be more annoying and unseemingly to your family and guests in your home. When a homeowner can't unclog a drain, it could well be a sign of a more major issue where toilets might begin to back up, garbage disposals don't drain, or pipes begin to leak...again, one issue can lead to another. Sometimes the problem is a major one in which the main water line to your Council Bluffs home has been punctured by a tree root or other structure, and how that opens you up to having to tear up your yard, sidewalk, or uproot trees. Not good at all. Getting a plumber involved in the early signs of these issues can save tremendous heartache, time, and money later on by address a moderate issue upfront before it becomes major.


We at Loess Hills Handyman hope you have a safe beginning of winter, and we are happy to investigate any plumbing issues you have, and if they are within our licensing and scope, we will be happy to tackle them, and if not, we will help to recommend a licensed plumber who can take on the more advanced issues. Please check out our previous blog entitled What Is A Local Handyman, and also read over our Council Bluffs Plumbing portion of our website for more information on plumbing repair and plumbing installation issues with which we can assist. Happy 2024!