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Some Reasons You Shouldn’t “DIY” a Plumbing Repair

Thinking about not hiring a professional plumbing company and attempting to do the repair on your
own? Following are some reasons you shouldn’t “DIY” a plumbing repair and what could go wrong if
you do.

Know Your Limitations
You can YouTube DIY plumbing repair tutorials as much as you want, but don’t take on the job if
you don’t have any real-world experience. You should always avoid taking the “trial by error”
approach. Numerous problems can develop due to multiple causes. So, even if you think you’ve
fixed the problem, chances are there are underlying issues that can cause additional damage in the
future. Expert plumbers know what to look for and will be able to find any hidden problems related to
the first. The bottom line is, know when a plumbing project is beyond your skill set.

Unfinished Business
Most do it yourselfers don’t have the skills it takes to fine tune a DIY plumbing repair job. For
example, if you don’t tighten a pipe effectively or install a rubber gasket correctly, you’re going to
have problems. While it might look like you did a great job, for example, no longer see any leaks,
that doesn’t mean you are not going to have problems down the road. A small drop of water can
eventually lead to a significant leak, causing water damage, mold, and high-water bills.

Lack of Professional Plumbing Tools
Plumbing repairs require the use of specialized tools of the trade to fix most problems. Even if you
invest in some of the necessary tools, you probably don’t have the proper training to use them
Most novices who have taken on a DIY plumbing project have experienced how easy it is to get in
over their heads. Even the slightest error can lead to malfunctioning fixtures, leaks, and several
other serious plumbing problems.

If you have attempted to fix a plumbing problem but ran into trouble, don’t try to resolve it yourself –
that will only lead to added costs over time. The expense of repairing any amount of water damage
and mold growth is just not worth it. When you hire expert plumbers, you can trust that the job will be
performed correctly, significantly minimizing the risk of future problems and added expense.


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