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When DIY Should Be Avoided

Owning a home can be expensive, so we understand the tendency to try and make repairs yourself. It is completely doable in certain situations, but in others it is best to call a pro. When it comes to plumbing, it’s alright to clean your own drain and plunge your own toilet, but there are a number of instances where you should put the DIY book away and call a professional plumber.

Gas-Related Issues

Natural gas is a great way to provide energy to your home. It can be a suitable substitute for electricity for appliances such as your hot water heater and your stove. When problems arise, be aware that natural gas and the items that use it must absolutely be handled properly. Do not attempt to work on gas lines in or around your home, because a small unexpected mistake can make it a very dangerous place to be.

Main Sewer Line Problems

This is a job you probably wouldn’t want to look into yourself anyway. Licensed plumbers are trained to handle this sort of thing and use the proper heavy machinery that is required to access the sewer lines deep within the ground. They are also aware of the problems that can occur, such as running into large tree roots, and know what to do in such an event. Finally, they understand all of the permits required to begin such a project.

Hot Water Heater Installation

Hot water heaters have plenty of lines that must be hooked up. Hooking them up incorrectly can be a very expensive mistake. It also needs to be connected to a power source to make sure it is heated efficiently. Plumbing contracters are trained in many types of installations, including hot water heater installation.

For these situations and more, calling a plumber can save your equipment, your money and your sanity! When it doubt, pick up the phone. Trust us — Even if you found a video on YouTub, a plumber will always do it better.


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