In the past decade, the United States has seen a drastic increase in the number of people that are open to taking home improvement projects into their own hands. There is a variety of reasons for this attitude shift. Many people take satisfaction in learning about their homes and home projects. Others simply want to save money on the cost of home improvement services. And others truly take joy in the learning process and want to have general home improvement skills to help themselves and their friends and family. While this is all good and well, there are some projects that unqualified people simply shouldn’t attempt to perform on their own. Some home improvement procedures are incredibly complicated, and if botched, can lead to massive problems for homeowners. This is especially true when it comes to plumbing. That’s why we’ve compiled a short list of several plumbing projects that people should simply leave to professional plumbers to avoid hassle and save money in the long run.
To many people, leaking pipes seems like one of the quickest fixes, but these people are mistaken. Leaking pipes can cause thousands of dollars in home damage. Leaking pipes may simply be due to wear and tear on the pipes, or it might have an underlying cause, but only your plumber will be able to make that distinction. Only a plumber can adequately determine if it is necessary to completely change old pipes for new ones.
Frozen pipes are a common problem that occurs in places that experience very cold weather during the winter months. The improper handling of frozen pipes can lead to excessive cracks and leaks in pipes which we already know can have disastrous consequences upon the hold. Qualified plumbers have the equipment that can more safely thaw out pipes.
Clogged pipes are often a symptom of a greater problem that is going on in your plumbing. Many homeowners simply toss a chemical drainage solution and expect it to work. However, this is usually a temporary fix. Plumbers, however, can determine and repair the true cause of a clogged pipe or drain.