Saving money is important, especially these days when times are tough, but even so there are several plumbing projects that the average person should always leave to a professional plumber. These are the bigger plumbing jobs that take more expertise than the majority of home owners have and that in the long run could be more expensive to fix on your own.
Leaky Pipes: It may seem that a leaky pipe is a simple fix, but the facts are that there could be a lot more to it. Even if you caulk or tape it up and think you are done, there could be hidden problems only a professional plumber would notice such as a problem with the whole piping system in your home. Or, it could be due to something dangerous like corrosion in old metal pipes that you could miss that could end up flooding your entire house in the future.
Installing a New Hot Water Heater: If your hot water heater dies then it’s a major issue to drain and uninstall the old one, carry the heavy thing out of your basement, and then do it in reverse with a new one. This can be dangerous, as without the right equipment homeowners could injury themselves quite easily. A professional plumber has all the right tools and additional help required to do it easily and efficiently. The professional knows things like how to avoid a gas explosion if you are installing a gas hot water heater or how to turn off the electricity to avoid getting shocked with an electric one, for example.
Faulty Drains or Toilets: While the average person can usually unclog a simple clogged drain, if
the problem is constant and regular measures have failed, then it takes a professional plumber to diagnose and repair it. The same goes for a faulty toilet. It is complicated to uninstall an old toilet and install a new one without getting e water all over the floor and maybe even causing a flood in your home.
The bottom line is that if you have a major or complicated plumbing project, then call a professional plumber for best results. Do you have a project in mind that requires the help of a plumber? Call Plumbing Solutions, your Columbia plumber, at (803) 513-5749 and get started today!