In a world of social media “how to” videos, homeowners can be presented with the false hope of avoiding hiring a professional to save an extra dollar. As a matter of fact, plumbing fixes should not be attempted as a DIY project, but instead left to professionals who are highly trained in their field.
By attempting to repair something for which you have no previous knowledge on, you may end up causing even more damage than what you started with. One small pipe issue can turn into flooding, ruined materials, and additional stress on the original issue. Instead of going into a DIY repair with no knowledge, save yourself a higher cost in the end by hiring a professional.
Plumbing codes are in place to ensure the health and safety of a home’s pipe system. Household pipes moving clean water in, and dirty water out have a huge effect on the health of those living in the home. When attempting to fix plumbing issues on your own, you may be violating one or more plumbing codes. This could lead to safety issues, health issues, and even city fines for violating those codes.
Plumbers are well equipped with years of on-the-job knowledge and experience that far exceeds the average homeowners. Plumbers are also able to go into a job with problem solving capabilities for exactly what needs may arise when fixing an issue. The access that plumbers have to extreme variations of tools and materials needed for plumbing jobs also puts a professional leap and bounds ahead of a DIY homeowner.
With so many areas in which DIY plumbing fixes can go wrong, and very few where they will go right, it is best to forgo the idea altogether. Instead, hire a professional who have spent time perfecting their positions.