Reasons to Avoid DIY Plumbing
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Reasons to Avoid DIY Plumbing
Aug 28, 2022

Reasons to Avoid DIY Plumbing

From the sound of running water to the lack of hot water, plumbing issues can be incredibly annoying. They can even lead to costly water damage and bigger plumbing problems. But waiting around all day for the plumber to arrive can be too much for some people. It’s no wonder many homeowners and property owners take matters into their own hands with DIY plumbing. Don’t let impatience drag you into a quagmire though. DIY plumbing is not as easy or painless as it might seem. If you need timely plumbing repair in the Blair County area, you can always call Mr. Rooter Plumbing. A trained and experienced plumber can save you from huge headaches.

Where’s Your Toolbox?

If your toolbox is limited to some screwdrivers, wrenches, and hammers, then you are not prepared for many plumbing fixes. Tackling a plumbing problem can require an assortment of tools including tube cutters, pipe benders, a plumber’s torch, and more. Trying to work with what you’ve got can end up making the issue worse. That’s a negative spiral you do not want to go into. Going out to buy the new tools, meanwhile, is going to cost you money – perhaps more money than hiring a plumber.

Consider the Downstream Effects

Making a mistake while performing DIY plumbing repairs can cause a huge mess, but the mess is the least of your worries. Because the plumbing system is composed of many components that rely on one another, a mistake in one part of the system will surely affect other parts. Further, how will you know your "quick fix" did not cause bigger problems down the line? Using the wrong part, for example, could fix one thing but mess up two things! A trained plumber understands and works on the plumbing system, as a whole.

Do You Have Property Insurance?

You are probably paying a considerable amount of money to insure your property from all sorts of damage, including water damage. But if that water damage is caused by negligence or improper plumbing work on your part, then you could be on the hook. Many property insurance providers will deny insurance claims if they find out you did not hire a qualified plumber in due time.

What Is Your Time Worth?

Plumbing work is easy work – if you have the experience, education, and training. If you are not a plumber and are going off of an online tutorial, then be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time. Finding the right guide, reading the guide, purchasing the tools and supplies, performing the DIY plumbing project, and fixing any mistakes can end up costing you several hours. How much is your time worth? Save yourself the time, stress, and money by hiring a trained plumber instead.

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