It’s important to know when a plumbing problem is a DIY job or when you need to hire a professional plumber. In this blog, we discuss plumbing and some of the benefits that residential and commercial customers get when they hire a professional to handle their plumbing problems and maintenance.
It’s easy to think of plumbing as pipes just glued together, but a plumbing system is complicated and complex. In fact, your house has more than one plumbing system. You have the system that delivers clean water, and another that removes sewage and gray water. There is also the system that delivers gas from your gas supply to your home, and then to the gas appliances. Your HVAC system also has its own set of plumbing. So right off the bat, plumbing becomes complex.
Before you jump into a DIY plumbing project, make sure that you understand what the problem is and how your repair is going to affect the entire plumbing system.
The first benefit of hiring a professional plumber is that they understand your plumbing system and how it works. So you gain their knowledge and experience when you hire them. A good example of why this is important is air shaft vents. Yes, your home and business have air shaft vents that help the system drain and prevents toxic gases from building up in the system.
The DIY Plumber
There are plenty of plumbing jobs that a DIY plumber can do and save money. There is a lot of information on the internet that shows you how to do simple plumbing jobs. What happens when those simple jobs go wrong?
Say you replace your toilet with a new model, when you wake up in the morning, the bathroom is flooded. Not only do you have to clean up the mess, but now you have water damage and will likely need to call a professional plumber. Even taking a plunger to your bathroom sink can be problematic. As the force from the plunger tries to dislodge the clog, the seams that hold the pipes under the sink can separate causing all of the contents in the pipes to flood the under-cabinet.
Hiring a professional plumber gives you the benefit of knowing that the job is done correctly, the first time and without the flooding, water damage, and extra cost.
Partnering with a Plumber on Projects
Professional plumbers make plumbing look easy because they receive training and education to help them understand all different types of plumbing systems. Plumbers are used to being part of a team. A good example of when partnering with a plumber can be beneficial is during a kitchen remodel.
The main benefit of partnering with a plumber during a kitchen remodel is that they can help you move pipes around, and replace old pipes with new pipes that meet building codes. It is much easier to adjust the height of counters, move sinks, and install piping for appliances that need water when you have a plumber on the scene. Another benefit of using a professional plumber is that you get fast, high caliber work in an efficient amount of time.
The biggest benefit of using a professional plumber is gaining their skill, knowledge, and reliable service.