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FYI, there are lots of reasons you should call a plumber, including these:
- Installing new sinks, pipes, tubs, etc.
- New construction that requires building permits
- Water heater problems like low water pressure, lack of hot water
- Pipe blockages that happen all the time, which may be something to do with your sewer line rather than regular hair clogs
- Septic tank leaks (!!)
- Sewer line breaks (!!!)
So by all means, PLEASE call your plumber if any of the above happens.
Now that's out of the way, there are SO MANY preventative measures you can take to avoid having to call one out for routine stuff or clogged drain snafus. That's what I cover in this story!
Most of these address clogs, but so many plumbing problems that turn into full-blown issues have a root in clogs!