DIY Gone Wrong

DIY Gone Wrong

Not Leveling Plumbing Right

Some may not understand that when they install plumbing in the home, or if they’re fixing plumbing, that it must be leveled properly, as well is up to code.

Before you begin making any additions of plumbing fixtures to your home, it’s best that you read the codes that are required in your region, in order to make sure your work is up to code.

If you’re not certain about what you’re doing, then it’s best to leave the work to a professional. One of the biggest mistakes that many people make when they are installing plumbing fixtures into a home, is not leveling the fixtures.

Some may even use the toilet cover, as a way to find out if their work is level, but a toilet can be curved, which means that it is not straight. You need a leveler that is accurate, and not one that is fake.

When installing plumbing, it needs to be leveled, as well as installed properly, or you may end up with a leaky mess in your home, because you haven’t done the work right. If you’re ever worried about the work that you’ve done with the plumbing, then maybe it’s best to call a professional.

Installing Appliances That Require Plumbing

There are appliances in a home, which require plumbing to be installed, as well as fixtures. A kitchen faucet, a garbage disposal, a dishwasher, and a refrigerator with water connections, all require some plumbing knowledge. If you install the appliances incorrectly, you may get no water at all, or there may be a problem with the water connection, and leaking may also occur.

Although many feel that they can easily follow the directions, and connect the plumbing to certain appliances, this is not always the case when it comes to a garbage disposal. When in doubt, call a professional.

Take Time To Call a Plumber

When you’re doing work that involves plumbing, this is never something you should rush through. Plumbing work takes time, and if you do it in a rush, you can easily make many mistakes.

You cannot hastily fit together pipes, as you may not tighten them properly, and it leaves room for leaking. Professional plumbers are here to solve these issues. If you know you don’t have the time it takes to do any plumbing fixtures, then give the work to a professional.

We’ve seen too many DIY disasters. Save yourself the headache and call the professionals of Plumbing Solutions LLC at (803) 513-5749 for service
in the Columbia area!