Is hiring a plumber for a home project worth it?

Tai Irwin
31 Jan 2014

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DIY Plumbing Projects That Are Best Left To Professional Plumbers

North Shore PlumberWhile some people enjoy fixing things in their home, such as plumbing tasks, not all plumbing projects can be done by using a do-it-yourself approach. The fact is some plumbing projects really should not be attempted by someone that does not possess the right skills. There are some tasks that must be handled in a certain way, and if they are not done correctly they create major problems. So let certified plumbers do the jobs that are best left to professional plumbers.

Remodeling a Bathroom: Remodeling a bathroom is a good example of a plumbing project that may look simple but is not an easy task. Installing new tile or replacing a toilet bowl or sink may look simple, but they are extremely tedious, messy, time consuming and might not even be safe for an untrained person. Leave this project to a team of professionals.

Installing a Garbage Disposal: Although many do-it-yourself enthusiasts believe they can safely and properly install a garbage disposal, these appliances are harder to install correctly than many people believe. Garbage disposals have many moving parts and these can make it dangerous for someone who is a not a professional to deal with. So having a professional handle the installation ensures the safety of the equipment.

Unclogging Pipes: A DIY enthusiast might try to flush clogged pipes with caustic chemical solutions. This is not a good, especially if you have a septic system or tank. The chemicals can cause serious damage to the pipes, and they can also destroy the beneficial bacteria. A plumbing technician would know the proper way to unclog the pipes or to flush the lime out without damaging the pipes or the septic system.

Fixing Hot Water Heaters: Hot Water heater problems are not easy to fix and should be handled by a professional. One of the problems that are commonly associated with water heaters is a malfunctioning thermostat. If the water heater is blowing circuits, it’s time to call in an experienced plumber.

Considerations: Plumbing jobs are usually complex projects, and it is not advisable to use a do-it-yourself approach to handling complex repairs or installations. Keep in mind that plumbing professionals have undergone proper training and have the right skills and equipment to get the job done correctly. In most situations, hiring a certified plumber is the best option for completing a plumbing project.

Do you have a project in mind that requires the help of a plumber? Call Tai Irwin Plumbing, your North Shore plumber, at 02 9451-1863 and get started today!