5 DIY Plumbing Projects Best Left to the Professionals
Plumbing projects can be very simple fixes in some instances. For example, a dripping faucet or a clogged drain pipe are less delicate projects and are ideal for the homeowner to handle on their own. These types of plumbing problems are relatively easy to fix and are within the scope of the abilities of the average homeowner with modest mechanical abilities. However, there are more serious problems that require the skills and expertise of a professional plumber to make proper repairs that will not lead to further complications or damage. Some plumbing projects that require the intervention of a professional include:1. Broken sewer line
When your sewer line is broken, it can cause drainage problems and even cause a sinkhole to develop in your yard. This is not only a serious problem but also complex, since sewer lines are buried deep beneath the ground and can run for hundreds of feet in length. It is also extremely difficult to locate the actual point where the sewer is broken without doing extensive excavation work. But it is a fairly simple task for a plumber as they use high tech cameras that have the ability to locate the exact spot that is broken along the sewer line. They can then pinpoint the area that needs to be repaired and make the necessary fixes without the need for major excavation.
2. Clogged sewer line
When the main sewer clogs up, every related unit in your house gets affected. Toilets, sinks and bathtubs will back up and may even overflow if the problem persists without repair. A professional can easily solve the problem using high pressure hydro-jetting equipment to clear the clog in the main sewer line, clearing even the toughest obstruction.
3. Water heater repairs
When it comes to water heater repairs, you should not attempt a DIY plumbing project. These repairs are best handled by a plumber. An adjustment that is seemingly simple may end up making a leak worse or may cause serious damage and injuries which can include burns or even explosions.
4. Tub replacement
This one is a big project even for a professional plumber, as it requires a lot of precision and use of lots of different replacement plumbing parts. If you try to get the job done on your own, the parts you use might not fit precisely, which can cause additional complications like leakages.
5. Shower and valve replacements
Replacing bathroom and kitchen fixture repairs are not always a simple switch for a homeowner. In the market there are many options to choose from and things can get confusing which may cause an inexperienced homeowner to make a mistake. A professional will help you to pick out the right replacement fixture. Furthermore, a professional plumber will have the knowledge of how of change the fixture without damage to any other plumbing components.
There are many other plumbing projects that are best handled by a professional. If you are unsure of whether or not you can repair a plumbing issue on your own, call the pros at ExpressRooter. Please contact us at 416-233-2660 to book an appointment.