Who hasn’t taken care of a minor plumbing issue? We all grab the plunger and maybe even a wrench from time to time. However, one thing that most plumbing services companies will tell you is that, in some cases, trying to performing a plumbing repair or installation yourself can make for a higher bill when you give up and call a professional. Here are the top plumbing services you should not attempt on your own and the circumstances that make it best to call someone in.
- Water Heater Repair or Replacement – All too often, a well-meaning DIY homeowner immediately assumes a new water heater is needed and tackles the replacement themselves. Not a good idea, for two reasons. One, your water heater may only need a minor repair, not a more costly replacement. Two, it is backbreaking work, and a plumbing services company often has access to far better units than you can find at your local big box retailer. Additionally, you may not have the right tools for the job.
- Stubborn Clog or Slow Drain – It is fine to start out trying to free a clog from your pipes on your own as long as you are careful of the method used. Some products out there are damaging to your home’s pipes and can be extremely toxic if mishandled. If you find you are not having any luck, now is the time to call in a professional, as there may be something afoot beyond a clog. The pipe could be broken or have an obstruction that no amount of plunging or DIY methods is likely to resolve.
At On-Deck Plumbing, we serve the Central Florida area with top-notch plumbing services that could save you frustration, time, and money. While we do not mind coming in and fixing DIY mistakes, we’d rather see you turn to us first for honest and affordable plumbing services, as well as our availability for emergency plumbing services.