If you are like many other frugal homeowners, you might have done several DIY repairs around your home before without causing any problems. Some plumbing issues are easy fixes you can do yourself, like stopping a running toilet, but others require more skill to identify and resolve properly.
To help you avoid damaging your plumbing system, we have compiled a list of three problems you should leave to a professional plumber:
- Leaking pipes- A leaking pipe is a major issue that can result in severe water damage to your ceiling, walls, floors, and foundation. Because it is a serious problem, you should not attempt to repair a leaking pipe on your own. A professional plumber will have the proper training and equipment, such as a welding torch, to seal the leak completely.
- Severely clogged toilets- Sometimes a toilet can get so clogged that a regular plunger can’t do the trick. You might be tempted to try to fix the problem with chemicals or drain snakes, but you might do more harm than good. Severe clogs exert lots of pressure on the toilet and surrounding plumbing, so you should trust a professional to handle the problem and avoid damaging your toilet and pipes.
- Water heater issues- It is dangerous to repair water heaters when you don’t have the proper training. To avoid gas or electrical hazards, you should always leave any water heater issues to a professional plumber. They will handle your problems safely, whether you are dealing with leaks, pressure problems, or temperature issues.