5 Plumbing Problems That Should Never DIY


If you are used to doing DIY projects, it is easy to overlook serious maintenance issues in your home that may require the services of a qualified professional. When it comes to plumbing, there are a lot of problems that can easily be fixed without involving a plumber. However, there are some problems that need a qualified plumber. This distinction is important for any homeowner to avoid aggravating plumbing problems that could have easily been solved by a pro. Here are some of the reasons to call a plumber.

1.      Deep Clogging

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If you find that your snake or plunger is not able to clear a clog, it is probably best to call a plumber. Never attempt to use a chemical cleaner to clear the clog. The cleaner will not work and the chemicals turn the waste into a toxic clog which is a hazard. A deep clog requires expertise and advanced plumbing tools that you may not have in your home. This is only possible with the services of a plumber.

2.      Serious Remodels

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While it may seem like an easy task, remodeling your bathroom or kitchen is one of the reasons to call a plumber. This is because your bathroom and kitchen are connected to your home’s plumbing system. Therefore, one wrong move can affect the entire plumbing system. Such a turn of events may call for a complete overhaul of your plumbing. This can be very expensive, not to mention the cost of remodeling itself. The best way to ensure this does not happen is to involve a plumber in the remodeling.

3.      The Water Supply Lines

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Misconnection of water supply lines can lead to water contamination and backflow. You should never attempt to work on the supply line on your own. Calling in a plumber will save you time and money which would have otherwise gone into the extra expense associated with misconnection and cleaning of contaminated water. Also, repairing of supply lines will require a bit of soldering, which is a fire hazard. It is important to hire someone with the right skills for the job.

4.      Water Heater Installation and Repair

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While water heaters look like simple appliances with not too many moving parts, it is important to remember that it contains hot water. They are also powered by gas or electricity which can be a hazard when handled without the required expertise. Therefore, leave the installation, repair, and maintenance of water heaters to experienced personnel. Deciding to do it yourself, may cause further damage and even require buying a new heater, which is not cheap. You can avoid all this by talking to an Drain Rescue plumbers.

5.      Waste Line and Sewer Repair

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Wasteline and sewer gases are toxic and explosive. Therefore, any issue with this area of plumbing should strictly be left to the professionals. You should not attempt to work on a sewer line. This is the best way to ensure that the right measures are taken to solve the plumbing issue soonest possible.