You hung all of the shelves and photos in your home, and even patched drywall a few times — how hard could it be to stop a leaking faucet or running toilet?
Unfortunately, it’s not until a homeowner tries to fix a plumbing problem on their own that they realize just how tough of a job it is — and more importantly, that things can quickly go south.
Why You Should Never DIY Plumbing Repairs
The Risk of a Flood
Because we use water everyday, it can be easy to forget just how destructive water can be. If you’re not sure of what you’re doing, one wrong move can turn your small leak into a major flood. Now, on top of worrying about the plumbing problem you already had, you’ll also have to worry about your floor, furniture, and baseboards sustaining water damage.
You Don’t Have the Right Tools
To handle a plumbing job the right way, you need both the expertise and the right tools, something most homeowners don’t have. Because your average tool belt can’t handle more complex plumbing issues, we never suggest trying to use a tool for something other than its intended purpose.
These Repairs Will Probably Cost You More in the Future
We get it — homeowners are always looking to save a few dollars by doing things around the house themselves. Unfortunately, the average homeowner isn’t equipped to handle serious plumbing problems, so putting a bandage on the issue will only exacerbate future problems. While a professional plumber might cost a little more upfront, you can rest assured that your system will work correctly for years to come.