Call a Professional Handyman Before Your Small Fixes Become Big Problems
You know the situation all too well – the bathroom taps have been dripping for days, but you have not yet gotten around to calling a professional handyman to take a look. After a while, you hardly notice the drip, and you may forget about it altogether. One day however, you open the tap to find that no water is coming out at all. Or even worse, you arrive home from work to find that your house has been flooded, with the floors ruined and a huge amount of mess to clean up.
The trouble with small problems is that they can so easily turn into big, expensive problems if not dealt with quickly. You may have some idea of DIY, but for the most part, you do not have the slightest idea why your geyser is making strange noises, let alone how to fix it. This is where handyman services such as Silver Saints coming – catching small fixes lest they result in large issues.
When to Call a Professional Handyman
Of course, some fixes really are small enough to stay small, or they can easily be fixed with a turn of the screwdriver or plunging of the sink. If you notice any of the following issues, it is time to call a professional handyman before you do anything else.
- Electrical faults – plug points that spark when a plug is added, flickering lights, appliances that work sometimes and do not work other times, frayed cords and any other type of electric faults can not only be time-consuming to fix once they fail altogether, but leaving even the smallest fault is also very dangerous. All it takes is one spark for an electrical fire to start, and if this happens when you are not at home, the consequences could be disastrous.
- Geyser problems – many old geysers and even newer ones are prone to calcified pipes, slow pressure, overheating and numerous other faults. As you cannot see what is happening, you may not realise that anything is amiss until it bursts. If hot water is flowing slowly, the geyser makes strange noises or anything else seems amiss, call your handyman as soon as you can.
- Plumbing faults – a dripping tap, toilet that won’t flush or even a drain that does not clear may be easy to fix faults that involve replacing a valve here or tightening a screw there, or even a simple old plunging to clear the pipes. But it could also mean that a vital pipe has eroded, or something is blocking the pipes. Leaving plumbing issues results in flooding, a great deal of mess or a total lack of water.
To avoid any of these huge problems, make sure you call a professional handyman at the first sign of an issue.