Many home owners choose to go the do-it-yourself route when it comes to fixing plumbing problems. This, of course, is quite understandable. After all, fixing things around the house DIY-style not only saves them money, but also gives them a certain amount of pride.
However, it is a fact that not all plumbing problems can be fixed using a do-it-yourself approach. There are plumbing issues that require the skills, experience and equipment of professional plumbers. If a home owner does not really have the requisite skills, experience and equipment to deal with bigger plumbing problems, he is more likely to make things worse should he stubbornly insist on doing the plumbing work himself.
To give you an idea about the kinds of plumbing work best left to professional plumbers, take a look at the list below.
1. Garbage disposal installation
On the surface, garbage disposal installation may seem simple enough, but that would be far from the truth. Although a garbage disposal is ‘just an appliance’ to many advocates of DIY projects, installing it can be complicated considering that it has so many moving parts. A garbage disposal installation gone wrong can pose a danger to everyone in the household, and that’s why it’s important than only professional plumbers should handle this task.
2. Unclogging Pipes
If a home owner who happens to be a DIY enthusiast suspects clogged pipes, the most likely thing he’ll do would be to try to unclog it using caustic chemical solutions. This approach can cause a lot of problems, from possible damage to the pipes to killing the beneficial bacteria that can be found there. Professional plumbers, on the other hand, know how to unclog the pipes safely, and should be the only option when your pipes become clogged.
3. Bathroom remodelling
If you’re thinking about bathroom remodelling, don’t even think about doing it yourself. By itself, a bathroom remodelling is already costly and complex. It’s going to get even costlier if you even attempt to install tiles, fixtures, toilet bowls and other fixtures by yourself. Bathroom remodelling requires plumbing work best left to professional plumbers, even if you strongly believe that you have enough skills to undertake the project by your lonesome.
4. Hot water heater repair
The only task that you can actually do on a water heater safely is to flush it annually to get rid of the sediment that’s compromising your unit’s efficiency. Anything else, from a malfunctioning thermostat to a major leak, should only be handled by professional plumbers for safety reasons.
Before you even think about tackling these problems the DIY way, consider this: professional plumbers possess the requisite skills, have gone through proper training, have had enough experience in the field and have the proper tools and equipment to deal with any kind of plumbing problem. Can you honestly say that you’re skilled, properly trained, experienced and equipped to do those repairs or installations? If not, your safest bet would be to leave everything to professional plumbers.
Give us a call here at Beez Neez Plumbing when you have plumbing work that needs done, and we’ll send the best ones we have your way.