With the power of the internet and its endless information at our fingertips, it’s more tempting than ever to attempt things ourselves. Learning new skills is fun and fills us with a sense of pride, but sometimes it’s important to know when to step aside and let the experts take over. Here are some of the reasons why you skip the DIY plumbing repairs.
The Right Tools
Have you ever heard of a sink drain wrench, or faucet and sink tool? Most people haven’t, because they’re not standard everyday tools people use around the house. Adjustable wrenches are great for basic jobs, but not so much when it comes to plumbing repairs. Plumbing work is often done in tight, awkward spaces with temperamental pipes and water fixtures. Having the right tools for the job is critical for making sure the job is done correctly.
If you’re someone who likes to DIY around the house, you have probably done Google research before. One problem with turning to Google and YouTube is that you often get a lot of conflicting information. For some things, common sense can weed out problematic advice. For plumbing, this isn’t so easy. If you don’t really understand the jargon or have in-depth knowledge of inter-connected plumbing systems, you are likely to fall victim to bad advice. Even if this is avoided, there’s a good chance an inexperienced DIYer won’t fully understand each step, tool, or danger associated with the work they’re attempting. This leads to mistakes that can cause further problems.
It Gets Worse
If you do end up taking bad advice or messing up a step in the process, you’ll end up causing even more damage. This could result in flooding or broken components, among other things. If significant damage is caused, this could end in an emergency repair job. Emergency repairs are going to be a lot more costly than a standard repair, so it’s best to skip the DIY plumbing repairs and hire a professional from the start.
Call Mahon Plumbing Today
If you still have more questions regarding your plumbing, we here at Mahon Plumbing are here to help. We have been serving the wider Baltimore area since 1994, so we have 25 years of experience to back up our fantastic service! Call us at our Baltimore location at 410-766-8566 or our Pasadena location at 410-636-7944. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by following us on Facebook or Twitter.