If you are a homeowner, you know that there are things that you need to do to keep your home safe, functioning and attractive. Many homeowners may even enjoy do-it-yourself projects and can fix a lot of issues to save money. Some plumbing projects, such as using a plunger to unclog a toilet, require little to minimal skills and are doable for the average homeowner. However, there are a few projects around your home that are better left to the professionals. Attempting to do these projects yourself can result in more problems that can cost you more to repair. Here are some of the projects that are better left to a professional plumber.
Unclogging sewer drains and re-routing sewer lines are very complex tasks that need special skills and equipment. Re-routing your own sewage drains can lead to some mistakes in the sewer line if you are not experienced in this task. Consequently, these mistakes could lead to thousands of dollars in damage and a possible toxic spill. A number of factors, such as tree roots, other natural obstructions and certain objects flushed down the toilet are often the cause of clogged sewer drains. Sewer lines can run hundreds of feet before reaching the main sewer line. The use of specialized equipment by a plumber is necessary to diagnose the clogs and repair them.
Hot water heater installation, repair and maintenance are also best left to a professional plumber. Hot water heater installations involve working with gas lines and are very dangerous if not connected properly. Plumbers are also highly trained to find the underlying cause to problems as well as maintaining the heater.
Sink and dishwasher installations can go terribly wrong if you do not know what you are doing. The water and drainage lines of a dishwasher may bend or break and might cause massive water leaks in the wall or backups in the drains. Mistakes in sink and garbage disposal installations are proven very time- consuming and costly. An experience plumber will save you a lot of money and time in the long run.
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