Here at BL Plumbing Service, we’ve seen our fair share of plumbing disasters, from burst pipes to sewer line damage to leaky water heaters. After working in this industry for several years, our professional plumbers have one key piece of advice for optimistic DIY-ers: don’t try to fix your plumbing issues by yourself. To help you understand why “doing it yourself” can cause more harm than good, here are 5 important factors to consider:
- You could make things worse. Without the proper tools, equipment, and training, attempting a quick fix could result in major damage to your pipes, home, or business.
- You could misdiagnose the issue. Without access to a professional plumber’s toolkit, an inexperienced homeowner or business owner could overlook the root cause of their plumbing trouble.
- You may be exposed to numerous safety hazards. Depending on the plumbing issue at hand, you could be facing wastewater, raw sewage, gas, and other harmful substances and contaminants. An experienced plumber will have the appropriate equipment and personal protective gear to safely fix the problem.
- Repairs can take much longer. Even if you manage to correctly identify the plumbing issue, get the proper equipment and tools, and watch an informative YouTube tutorial to walk through the process, going through all these steps can be far more time-consuming than calling a professional to begin with.
- There’s no guarantee you’ll be successful. If you spend hours trying to fix your plumbing system on your own to no avail, you’ll eventually need to accept that you’re not sure what you’re doing and need a plumber’s help. However, you can avoid the hassle by contacting a pro as soon as you notice a problem in the first place.
Put your tools away and contact us today to schedule an appointment for help resolving your plumbing woes.