Small Plumbing Repairs – Should You Tackle Them Yourself?
When you find a problem with your plumbing, the first thing that usually comes into your head is the cost of getting it repaired. Unlike many other problems that can crop up with the home, plumbing issues can be really expensive to fix. If left untreated, even the smallest leak can lead to very big problems!
If you’ve found a problem and you’re considering fixing it yourself, you may want to think again. Did you know that it could actually end up being more expensive to do it yourself than to hire a professional? Below you’ll find some of the most common small plumbing problems that can cost you more than you thought.
Small jobs require expert hands
The small jobs that people feel they can often fix themselves are:
If you’ve got a clog in your sink you very rarely think to contact a plumber. After all, surely it’s just a case of pouring a little bleach down the drain and the clog will be gone? While this in theory sounds like a good plan, it doesn’t always solve the problem. It’s even possible that you could cause damage to the pipes if you pour a solution down them. The problem comes when clogs are deeper in the pipes, or if they are outside your home. Good Plumbing Engineers will have the right tools to detect the clog and fix it without the potential of causing any further damage.
Leaks are potentially the most popular problem people think they can fix. This is especially true if it’s just a small leak. However, a small leak can appear after a lot of damage has been done internally.
Another common problem you may come across is when you want to install a new washing machine or shower. It can seem like a fairly simple task; especially if you’re a fan of DIY. However if you make one simple mistake and fail to connect them up properly you could end up with a small leak at best, or you could completely flood your home. Imagine the repair bill if that happened!
Hiring a professional is a sensible and often much cheaper solution. Even if it’s just a small problem, isn’t it worth getting it professionally fixed to give you a peace of mind? So many people have spent more money fixing their plumbing mistakes than they would have if they’d have just called out a professional plumber. Don’t make the same mistakes – save yourself a lot of money and potential stress.