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DIY vs Plumbing Experts

Plumbing problems happen all the time, but should they be turned into DIY projects? In this blog, we will explore the pros and cons of handling plumbing problems yourself and go through the benefits of hiring a professional plumbing company.


Pros and Cons of DIY Plumbing Repairs


Save Money: This may be the biggest advantage to DIY repairs. Instead of hiring plumbing experts, you can save your money and attempt to fix the problem yourself. There are no additional labor costs involved as the matter of the problem is in your own hands.

Immediate Action: Instead of waiting for plumbers to arrive, you can work on your own schedule and address the plumbing issue as soon as it arises. DIY repairs allow you to take necessary and immediate action on the problem and can lead to fixing minor issues.

Fixing Small Repairs: Speaking of fixing smaller repairs, this is another pro of DIY. There are some maintenance items that are primarily DIY and can be done with basic tools. Examples are replacing faucets, unclogging drains, or fixing minor leaks.


Expertise: Plumbing can be complex, and those that are knowledgeable in the field can properly diagnose problems and take the actions required to resolve the problem at hand. Someone that would want to do a DIY project may attempt to solve the problem but may only cause harm to themselves or their system. 

Safety Considerations: When you work in plumbing, there is typically exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials. If you don’t know how to properly handle these things, there could be potential health risks to you and those involved. Also, there’s a larger risk of causing more damage to the system which may result in a more expensive repair.

Lack of Resources: There is specialized equipment and tools that are necessary for plumbing repairs. Only those that are professionals in plumbing usually have those resources. Also, improper handling of tools can lead to injuries. This is just another expense to worry about, so in most cases it is best to leave plumbing repairs to the experts.

Benefits of Hiring the Experts

Experience and Skill: Plumbers go through training to ensure that they are aware of the obstacles of plumbing systems. Their experience allows them to make appropriate decisions and recommendations. Also, when plumbers solve a problem, they are willing to take the time to accurately diagnose the issue to reduce the likelihood of it happening again.

Long-Term Savings: As mentioned above, you don’t want the same issue to be reoccurring. That is why hiring professionals in the first place to examine the issue is beneficial. This allows you to save money in the long run, instead of attempting to spend money and time on attempting to solve the problem yourself.

Emergency Services: A plumbing emergency can happen at any time. Professional plumbing companies tend to offer 24/7 emergency services for when that problem arises.

Contact the Local Pros

Remember with DIY repairs that there is potential for water damage to floors, walls, ceilings, and cabinetry. These are all areas where if the repair is not handled properly, it can lead to all sorts of problems. Such as remediation costs, potential mold growth, and possible insurance claims. It is best to leave the work to the professionals to ensure your safety and optimization of your plumbing system. 

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