Plumbing is an element of your home you rarely notice unless things go wrong. When you turn on a faucet, the water flows. When you flush, the water goes.
But for those times when things don’t work as they should and you have a plumbing issue in your home or business, you have a decision to make. You can either call a professional plumber or try to fix the issue yourself.
We agree that someone with DIY experience can handle some of the more simple plumbing issues like a leaky faucet or a clogged drain in the sink or tub. However, there are some problems that can go beyond most DIYers’ scope.
If you don’t know if you should do it yourself or hire a professional for your plumbing issue, here is what we suggest:
If you have a plumbing emergency like a broken pipe that sends water to parts of your home or office that aren’t supposed to be wet, call a plumber as soon as possible. The repercussions of such a break could be devastating. Attempting to fix that type of issue yourself runs the risk of missing something hidden, like another slow leak, or not completing the repair to last as long as possible.
Plumbers know how to deal with all types of plumbing emergencies and will minimize the damage in the short- and long-term.
Other issues you probably shouldn’t DIY are leaky water heaters, water overflowing into your shower or out of your toilet, clogged sewer lines, or dripping or pooling water around your dishwasher or washing machine.
Another reason you should hire a professional for your plumbing issue is that most people do not have the necessary tools at home. Even though a DIYer has some tools, they may not be the best tools to deal with the problem. A professional plumber will arrive well equipped to handle any plumbing situation.
Most experienced plumbers, like those at Knight’s Mechanical, receive ongoing training so they are always prepared with the most up-to-date, efficient equipment available to take care of your emergency plumbing issues.
Knowledge and Experience
As with any specialized discipline, knowledge is essential. The same goes for plumbing. Though you may have successfully handled minor plumbing issues in the past, some situations require specialized plumbing knowledge, which only a plumber will have due to extensive training.
A pro will also have the experience to deal with a plumbing issue regardless of its severity. And, the best part is that the work done by a professional plumber is typically backed by a labor guarantee, which sometimes accompanies a parts warranty if the parts are supplied by them.
Sometimes recognizing what is a simple fix and what is — or could be — a plumbing emergency is the hard part. The key is knowing which situations are beyond your DIY abilities. Contact Knight’s Mechanical when you need a trusted plumbing technician. We are prepared to address all your plumbing issues, even if it’s not a plumbing emergency.