How to Sidestep DIY Plumbing Repairs

Plumbing Repairs

The DIY craze has been booming, with tutorial blogs and videos widely available online, and homeowners everywhere have taken on the task of doing as much of their own home repair as possible. There are several areas of home repair that non-professionals really shouldn’t play around in, and one of the most important is plumbing. Sure, there are a few things that you as a non-professional can handle, like plunging a toilet for a clog caused by toilet paper. By and large, though, you should not play around in your pipes. Your home’s plumbing takes care of so much work for you and your family, so you should do it the kindness of letting a professional, like Loyalty Plumbing here in Houston, take care of it.

Today, follow along with us and learn about the many reasons you should skip the DIY plumbing projects and let a qualified, certified professional plumber handle the job.

Let’s start off with an analogy. Your home is like a body, with all the bits and pieces and systems serving their own roles. As far as plumbing is concerned, think of it like your home’s circulatory system, pumping water through your home. Just like you wouldn’t want a doctor with little to no experience working on your circulatory system, having an amateur messing around with your plumbing is a bad idea. Moving one thing incorrectly could easily destroy the whole system. Tighten something too tightly or too loosely, incorrectly seal, accidentally crack a pipe…the chances of causing damage to your home’s plumbing by poking around with a DIY project are astronomical.

The first thing to know is that you as an amateur cannot accurately diagnose your plumbing problem like a professional can. Quality professional plumbers have years of training and experience under their belts, and they will use that expertise to make sure that they are fixing the actual problem and not just a symptom.

Sidestep DIY Plumbing Repairs

Plumbing can be a dangerous task for an amateur. It involves questionable water, mystery debris, sharp edges, tight spaces, and more. There are also worse things that you could find yourself exposed to, such as asbestos and mold. These are things that a professional plumber is trained to watch out for and work around, maintaining their safety as they work.

 An amateur can easily turn a small plumbing issue into a larger one by accident. As we mentioned a few paragraphs ago, any wrong move when doing a DIY plumbing repair can create a new problem, possibly even an emergency plumbing situation. This also goes for the rest of your home. If you make a wrong move with something in your plumbing, it could have negative impacts on your walls, floors, and more. A professional plumber knows how to properly locate and correct the problem and prevent other problems from arising as they do so.

A professional plumber knows which parts are the best quality, and which parts are the best for what jobs. They have experience working with various materials in different situations. They will know what parts to use and where to get them ASAP, unlike a DIYer or amateur.

On top of knowing the best parts to use, professional plumbers also have the best tools for the job. They know how to use each of their tools and which tools are the best for different jobs. Professionals will also have access to tools that a DIYer can’t get at their local hardware store.

While the internet has made people feel like they can find out how to do anything, they may not be able to do it in the most effective way possible. A professional plumber will be able to find out how to fix the problem at the root quickly and effectively while making sure that it doesn’t come back any time soon.

The moral of the story is this: always let a professional handle your plumbing repairs. They are fully trained, licensed, and certified. They know their way around any kind of plumbing job and can prevent future issues from arising. DIY is great for some things, but plumbing is not one. Trust the professionals at Loyalty Plumbing to take care of your plumbing repair needs.