Do you have a plumbing problem like a clogged drain or an old toilet that needs replacing? If you’re at all handy as a DIY homeowner, you can probably handle easy tasks like these yourself, as long as there are no complications. However, if you’re planning on spending a chunk of money on something like remodeling a bathroom or building an outdoor kitchen for parties, you may be looking at WAY more work than you can handle yourself.
Professional plumbers will ensure that the proper parts are used and that everything will be left in usable condition when they’re done. In addition, there are situations where the best you can do is stop a leak for the present, while a plumber will find the permanent solution so you won’t be hassled with the leak again.
Water damage can affect many of the building materials used in homes and businesses. Wood cabinets, furnishings, hardwood floors and carpet can all become damaged in water leaks. Worse – if it’s sewage water, materials may have to be thrown out, if they become unsanitary.
There are some heating projects that are safer and easier to leave to a plumbing professional, too. Why should you crawl around your dusty floorboards with improper tools, when you can pay someone to do it right the first time?
Here are some of the tasks you are better off leaving to professional plumbers.
Tank sediment in your water heater
Most conventional water heaters must be flushed out, usually every one or two years. When the outside water comes into the water heater, it brings along minerals that will accumulate in the tank. You don’t have the tools to easily remove this sediment, but your plumber can, and he’ll keep the water heater running smoothly.
Heavy-duty drain clogs
If your plunger isn’t enough to clear clogs in your toilet, sink or shower, don’t try to use a snake yourself. Call a professional plumber on Kaodim. Heavy clogs are harder to deal with. Your plumber has all the tools that are needed to do these jobs. If you’re a DIY project person, you may have to buy expensive tools that your plumber already has. It’s safer and cheaper to pay the plumber than to buy all the tools and parts at the local hardware store.
Modifying your plumbing system
Here’s a project that can put you in deep water – literally – if you try it yourself. Modifying your plumbing, including re-routing pipes or extending hot water lines, is not a DIY job. If you work with copper pipes, you’ll need a blow torch. And if you don’t have experience with one, that can be dangerous. Leave it to the pros. Plumbing projects may get out of hand if you don’t really know what you’re doing, and lead to a wet and expensive future.
Installing a sink doesn’t SOUND difficult, but there are a lot of things to consider, including the different types of hardware, pipes and variations that come with each different type of sink. A professional plumber will make sure that your sink is properly placed, while preventing initial or developing leaks and even larger issues you may run into later if you do the job yourself.
If you have plans to remodel your bathroom, it’s best to keep the plumbing system as you have it now, and not plan to relocate pipes. It’s a lot easier to relocate fixtures. Remodeling is a job best left to a professional plumber, especially if it turns out that moving pipes are actually required for your new bathroom.
Building outdoor kitchens
Outdoor party areas with appliances are becoming quite trendy for those warm summer parties. Outdoor spaces present their own problems when you’re placing kitchen-type appliances out of doors. This is definitely not a DIY project. To make sure that everything is installed and working properly, call a professional plumber to handle this type of job.
There are certainly some simple jobs you can do as a competent DIY homeowner, but know when to call the professionals before your little problem becomes a big flood. Request for professional plumbers on Kaodim and get affordable quotes from verified service providers near you!
Guest Author: Jon Reyes is the lead content writer for Steam Shower Store.