3 Reasons Why You Should Never DIY Plumbing

A brunette woman struggling to adjust the pipes under a sink with a wrench

Plumbing issues can be an intimidating expense to a homeowner. The idea of a service professional evaluating something you know little about and handing you a bill can be daunting, but don’t let that sway your common sense. They are professionals who are trained to perform a job. Trust them to evaluate the situation, quote a reasonable resolution, and perform the work. You wouldn’t want to encounter any of the problems outlined below in your Lubbock, Texas, home by opting to do your own plumbing.

Breaking the Law

In many areas, an unlicensed person can only perform minor plumbing tasks. This would include replacing valves in faucets, changing shower heads, or replacing a toilet. Check with your local codes to see if you should be performing other kinds of work before you head down to the home improvement store.

Lack of Technical Knowledge to Diagnose Issues

Professionals are trained and experienced in their field and can evaluate the situation quickly and efficiently. As a homeowner, you may have encountered an issue before, but there could always be more to it. A running toilet may be more than just a broken part, and a leaky pipe could be any one of a range of issues. A root may have grown into the pipes, or there could be a blockage in any piece of the maze of pipes under the floors and in the walls. Your experience may be a little short in this area.

Mistakes Happen

To the untrained eye, replacing a pipe should be a quick, easy fix. But it’s not as simple as a good measurement and a few twists of a wrench. Your plumbing can be affected by the very material of the pipe you use. Not all metals can be used together, resulting in corrosion, leaks, or burst pipes over time.

Save yourself the time and hassle. Let the pros help you with your plumbing needs. Call our service professionals at Sinclair Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Inc. at 844-749-2665 so we can evaluate your needs and bring you peace of mind.

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