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Plumbing DIY Dangers: Things You Should Not Attempt

July 16th, 2021

Are you having problems with your plumbing system? You will need a solution quickly because water can quickly seep into your home and damage your household items. In an attempt to tackle plumbing problems fast, a lot of people might be tempted to try DIY plumbing repairs.

You might think that looking at a few DIY plumbing repair tutorials is going to be enough, but no. Without the right training and experience, your DIY attempt might result in catastrophic damage. Find below a few of the plumbing problems that you should only let professionals handle.  

Clearing blocked drains

If your drainpipes are slow or it has become blocked, do not attempt to pour a bottle of chemical drain cleaner. This liquid can put you at risk for skin and eye injuries. Also, these cleaners consist of chemicals that are caustic and can burn through your skin, as well as, erode your plumbing system. You are better off having our professional plumbers perform hydro-jetting or drain snaking to clean a slow, stubborn or backed-up drain. 

Fixing a burst pipe

An occasional leaking pipe might be something that you can fix on your own. But, a burst pipe is a plumbing emergency and you need to call the experts. Our technicians will fix the pipe quickly and if need be, they will replace the pipe. DIY attempt to fix a pipe that has burst is not only going to take a lot of time, but also empty your tank quickly and cause a lot of water damage. 

Replacing your water heater

One rule of home repairs that homeowners should follow is that if the repairs or replacements involve electricity, it is not the job for an average DIY enthusiast. The installation and replacement of water heaters involve electricity, and therefore, you should always leave the task to the professional. The right tools, training and equipment are needed for the job.   

Any kind of underground plumbing repair job

DIY attempts to undertake underground plumbing repair work can be quite dangerous. In most situations, these jobs require specialised plumbing tools to fix the issue. There are also a few jurisdiction laws that would involve individuals contacting the local authorities before attempting any digging work to avoid damage to the infrastructure that is underground. This is why it is best that you leave the repair job to our technicians who are qualified and licensed for the job.  

It might be tempting to try and fix plumbing issues yourself. However, it is best to call professionals to save yourself the hassle of causing even larger plumbing problems caused by a badly done plumbing job. So, whatever plumbing problem you are experiencing, know that we are on hand 24/7.

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