DIY How To – When To Do It Yourself or Call a Plumber
All of us consider doing it ourselves versus hiring out jobs. Dealing with your own plumbing issues can be stressful if you don’t know what you are doing. Some DIY plumbing issues can easily be handled by anyone themselves and these days, many homeowners often turn to the internet how-to articles and videos. This is done in an attempt to do jobs oftentimes these are jobs that are best left to the professionals.
Below are some guidelines as to when you might consider doing the job yourself and when you should consider calling a professional.
Some DIY Plumbing Issues
- Continuously Running Toilet
- Clogged Drain
- Moldy Smell Coming from Drain
- Water Pressure is Too Low or Too High
When To Call A Plumber
- Water Heater Repair or Replacement
- Frozen Pipes
- Replacing a Part or Pipe
- Sump Pump Repair
The Cost of a DIY plumbing project can often be equivalent to the cost if you were to hire a licensed plumber. Be sure to weigh out the facts to determine which one is the better choice for you asking yourself how much your time is worth to you as well as if you want a warranty on the workmanship or not.
Benefits of Hiring A Professional Plumber
- Experienced with diagnosing plumbing problems and offering solutions
- Experienced at tackling difficult problems that are beyond the skill level of most homeowners
- Can offer expert advice and options for issues or recurring problems
- Can fix several problems in just one visit
- They have all the right tools and equipment to do the job so you are not having to buy specialty tools you may only use once
- Can give you a guarantee on their work so if the problem continues, they have you covered (ask the plumber about his guarantee as this varies from company to company).
We hope this DIY How To Plumbing – When To Do It Yourself and When To Call A Plumber helpful from all of us at Keemer Plumbing.