Why Taking Care of Your Plumbing Woes Yourself Is a Bad Idea
There have been countless cases of plumbing disasters wherein homeowners aggravated the problem by trying to resolve it themselves.
After all, Google may not be the answer to all your problems.
You could face one of these problems:
Legal Complications and Safety Risks
There’s a reason why plumbing companies are required to get a permit from legal authorities before offering their services.
However, a point to note here is that there have been recent changes in plumbing regulations and the legal structure guarding it. While professional plumbing companies may not need a legal permit to practice, it still poses a threat to the safety of our residential clients.
Putting aside legal complications, you must realize that legal formalities are primarily in place for the protection of citizens. If every person signs up for fixing drainage issues themselves, there’ll be more cases of medical casualties than plumbing repairs.
Incorrect Diagnosis and Solutions
Being a plumber is not all about fitting pipes and fixing drains. It’s more about identifying and diagnosing the root cause of the problem which may very well be concealed behind concrete walls.
It’s not easy figuring out ways to approach a problem when you don’t know where and what the issue is.
This is where our technical expertise comes in. It’s only after years of training and experience that we’re able to sniff trouble wherever it is. This kind of knowledge is hard to attain by reading a few articles on DIY Techniques For Fixing Clogged Pipes.
And if you’re taking up the responsibility to avoid hefty bills, there are other solutions for it.
- A) Pick an affordable service and;
- B) Pay a professional now to avoid paying more after the problem gets worse at your hands.
Mistakes are Easier; Solutions are Difficult
As a rule of thumb, don’t buy into every bit of information online if it seems too easy. There are all kinds of material on the internet that may or may not be from authentic sources.
It might give you a 5-step guide to fixing a leaky faucet, but not warn you about the potential pitfalls of doing one thing right. For instance, if you’re installing new metal pipes and accidentally choose two pipes made out of different a metal, that’s a major blunder.
It might not even occur to you why it’s so wrong to do that but we know that different metals can chemically react upon contact and corrode. And before you can blink, you have leaky pipes AND pipe replacement to pay for.
Saving a few dollars on a professional plumbing service is not a smart idea. You might pat yourself on the back for clever budgeting but you’ll soon get to know the risks you’ve signed up for.