Few things will make you feel more accomplished than tackling home repairs and plumbing problems without the assistance of a qualified tradesperson. We totally get it. Not only does DIY plumbing leave you feeling skilled and masterly, it also saves your household some money.
Well, most of the time it will save you some money. Sometimes, however, DIY plumbing goes a bit haywire and leaves you with an even bigger problem than what you started with. When things go wrong at this stage, the repairs can be costly and the damage a burst pipe, or an exploded water heater will likely cause water damage to other areas of your home.
To save yourself time, money and the embarrassment of having your DIY plumbing projects go sideways on you, err on the side of caution and hire a professional plumber to tackle these three plumbing problems.
3 Plumbing Problems That Require a Plumber
Water Supply and Mainline Problems
When there is an extreme reduction in your water pressure, it’s likely a sign that you’ve got a leak in your water supply line. When a leak of this nature occurs, it’s time to call a plumber rather than trying to fix the problem on your own.
When a blocked pipe occurs in your water supply lines (the larger pipes leading into your home from your local municipal water supply), it requires a great deal of expertise and specialised tools to repair properly. In addition, if the repair is completed incorrectly, further damage will result. A mainline that is inappropriately repaired could lead to damp spots and patches in your front lawn as well as changes to the paving leading up to your front door.
If the problem is located in the drainage lines, the ones responsible for whisking the wastewater away from your home, water from other utilities in your home could begin to appear in other utilities. For example, water from your running dishwasher could begin to fill the sink in your bathroom.
Any plumbing problem of this nature is best left up the professionals.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure is another common plumbing problem that many homeowners think is simple enough they can solve it themselves. While this is often the case, low water pressure can also be symptomatic of other, bigger and more complicated issues.
Contacting a plumber about low water pressure means you’ll get to the root of the issue and you’ll be able to enjoy long, refreshing showers again with superior water pressure.
Installing a New Water Heater
When it comes to installing hot water heaters, we’re not overstating matters when we say the installation process is tedious and requires a great deal of know-how. Choosing to hire a plumber to install your water heater rather than attempting to do it yourself ensures that the installation will go off without a hitch which will prevent damage caused by errors in the water heater’s installation.
A professional plumbers will know which supply lines to use to hook-up your water heater. They’ll ensure your water heater has proper drainage. Your plumber will also be able to ensure you select the best unit for your home as well as the right sized water heating system.
While the initial cost of hiring a plumber might seem pricey, in the long run, it’s worth it to get the job done well and done right. When you hire a PEX plumber to handle your needs you can be sure you’re hiring a qualified and highly-skilled tradesperson and that you’re getting the best service at the best price.
For more information on Plumbers Express, and to find out how our team will help you with all of your plumbing needs, contact us now.