Reasons to Keep Away From DIY Plumbing Projects
‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) projects seems like a good way to save money and quickly keep your home in top conditions. Everyone has seen ‘Home Improvement’ shows on television and these shows do a good job of making every project seem easy. While changing a shower head, or taking a plunger after a stopped up toilet, seem like easy straight-forward DIY projects that anyone can take on; major plumbing renovation projects are best left to the professionals. The advantages of seeking the services of a qualified, licensed professional plumber are three-fold; personal safety, warranty of work and saving money over the long term.
Personal safety should always be the number one concern when taking on any project. While most people only think plumbing deals with water, some plumbing projects will involve the use of power tools, specialty tools, heavy equipment, open flames, gas lines and even electricity. If the homeowner is not familiar or comfortable working with or around these types of issues, play it safe for everyone involved and leave the work up to the pros.
When dealing with larger scale plumbing projects, warranty of work can become an issue with the job was not completed correctly. Incomplete work done under a house or behind walls will not be immediately seen and over time can cause an extensive amount of damage to the home. If the work was not completed by a licensed plumbing company, the home owner could be held responsible for paying to repair all the damages. There is no worse feeling than finding out that repairing thousands of dollars in water damage will not be covered by your home owner’s insurance because you decided to save a few dollars and do it yourself.
Long Term Money Savings
This issues goes hand in hand with warranty of work. While saving a few dollars by doing a project yourself may sound like the way to go, if not done properly the additional repair work cost can easily reach into the thousands of dollars in the long term. This sounds like a money losing situation to me.
Some plumbing jobs are easy to complete and only take a couple minutes, but always think about the safety, warranty and cost risks when deciding to take on any plumbing project. If you are uncomfortable with any one of these points, it is probably best to put the tools down, pick up the phone and call in the professionals.
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