DIY Plumbing Projects That Are Best Left To Professional Plumbers

Tai Irwin
9 Aug 2013

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Got a plumbing project?

North Shore PlumberJust by following some simple directions online or in repair manuals, there are some plumbing repairs that can easily be accomplished by homeowners who are into doing things for themselves. However, some plumbing work is best left to the experts.

It is understandable why some people prefer to tackle home repairs on their own rather than calling in the professionals. Everyone knows that plumbers charge premium prices for making emergency calls. Nevertheless, they do have the skills to locate problems without spending excess time doing so. Homeowners, on the other hand, can spend literally hours or days trying to track down plumbing issues and then not get them repaired correctly.

Understanding that a small water leak, which could be repaired quickly and cost just a couple hundred dollars, has the potential for causing thousands of dollars in damage puts a whole new light on the value of hiring a plumber to affect repairs. Here are some jobs best left to plumbing professionals.

Frozen Pipes: Frozen water pipes are a plumbing disaster in the making if not thawed correctly. When the water inside pipes freezes, one should shut off the water and then call a plumber who will know exactly how to get the water running again without causing damage.

Sewer Problems: The most likely reason sewer lines stop flowing properly is due to tree roots growing into the line. There are rental companies where do-it-yourselfers can rent equipment to get the roots out, but without the experience to do it right more extensive damage can occur. A plumber knows how to remove the roots without costing extra money to replace the pipes.

Low Water Pressure: There are a few things that can cause water pressure to go low, and they can occur anywhere from the city water supply or water well to the water lines inside the house. Locating any of these problems can take hours, but plumbing professionals are able to troubleshoot quickly to find and fix them.

With plumbing being so critical to the comfort level of those living in the house, it is always best to leave any repairs related to it up to the professionals. It can become much more aggravating and distressing when a small repair turns into something a major home disaster.

Looking for a reliable and professional domestic plumber in the North Shore area? Call Tai Irwin Plumbing at 02 9451-1863, and schedule a service call today!