When you’re remodeling your house, or have repairs that need doing, you quite sensibly have one eye on the final bill. But when it comes to plumbing jobs, trying to save money could be a false economy. It could end up costing you more, as doing it yourself could mean a botched mess.
Some jobs require specialist knowledge and training. Even if you are a confident DIY-er or you have found an instruction manual on the Internet that walks you through it. Many plumbing jobs should be left to the professionals; they are trained and know what they’re doing.
Plumbing Jobs To Pass On To A Professional Plumber
Pipe Repairs and Replacement
You might think that repairing or replacing a pipe is a simple matter, but it’s more difficult than you’d expect. It could even be dangerous to try it yourself if welding is required. Call in a trained plumber if you want to avoid causing more problems …
Fitting a Bathroom
Feel like a new bathroom, or want to add an extra one to your home? Get a professional in to do the job. Try it yourself and you risk causing damage to your home, and others if you live in a flat.
Houses in rural areas often have a septic tank. If you have problems with yours, call in a plumbing company. Try it yourself, and you could be plagued by very unpleasant smells!
Boilers and Water Heaters
Problems with your boiler or water heater? You don’t want to blow your house (or yourself) up, so never take any chances with any plumbing jobs involving gas lines or electrics. Leave the job to a qualified, registered professional instead.
Don’t DIY – Five Plumbing Jobs Only the Professionals Should Handle, HeatingHelp.com
When to Call a Professional Plumber, About.com