Why you should never solve plumbing problems by yourself

July 9, 2019 5:53 am | ,
July 9, 2019 5:53 am

Why You Should Never Solve Plumbing Problems On Your Own.

With the endless amount of data on the internet, DIY projects have become the standard for many homeowners. From laying hardwood floors to building your own deck, there are many things you can solve by yourself. When it comes to plumbing, however, you should never attempt any repairs on your own. Although it’s great to be a handyperson, DIY projects can quickly get out of hand. Here are some reasons why you should always call in the professionals instead. Do yourself a favour and hire a professional plumber. They will know exactly what to do because this is where experience counts.

Improper Diagnosis

If your sink is jammed, you will most likely assume the drain is simply clogged. While this may be possible, there might also be more pressing issues within your plumbing system. In a DIY situation, your solution would be to buy a drain cleaner to clear out the blockage. But what would you do if the sink keeps clogging even after your drain starts to smell like sewage? Or worse, the problem starts spreading to other drains in the house? An improper diagnosis can spell disaster. By not knowing the full extent of your problem, you’d simply be solving issues at the surface level. These band-aid solutions can destroy the overall integrity of your plumbing system. Hire a trustworthy plumber who can give you an accurate diagnosis from the beginning and implement an effective solution.

Improper Tools

Do you have a blowlamp or an adjustable pipe wrench? What about a pipe bender or a telescopic tube cutter? Chances are unless you’re a professional tradesperson, you probably don’t. Numerous plumbing repairs will require specific tools to get the job done right. But clearing a clogged drain or addressing a cracked pipe? These things are much more complicated. Never attempt to fix plumbing issues with DIY tool kits. By hiring a plumber, you are assured that they have the proper materials to solve all your plumbing problems.

When In Doubt, Call Us!

Whether it is a common plumbing problem or an unusual one, our focus is to make sure that we fix your problems. If you are unsure about any problem or about making a repair on your own, call us. Our team of professionals are here to help you when you need it. We have plenty of information about learning how to prevent common plumbing problems.