Sometimes it’s difficult to know whether to fix a plumbing problem yourself or call a professional. Knowing the difference has the potential to save money and potential unnecessary damages.
Running toilet – There are many common reasons for a toilet that is constantly running and many of the solutions are a simple DIY project. From simply replacing the flapper and chain to adjusting the fill valve in the tank, a running toilet is often an easy DIY project.
Replacing hardware – Replacing the flapper, flush handle, faucets and shower heads around your home, these are easy DIY projects. Most products come with easy to follow instructions that don’t require calling a plumbing professional for further assistance.
Clogs – There are endless tools, products and natural remedies that will unclog a toilet or a sink drain – be sure to give them all a try before calling a professional for further assistance.
Replacing fixtures – Installing a new sink, toilet or shower can be a tricky project that borders on the line between calling a professional or doing it yourself. In most cases, you should be able to make it a DIY project, but if you hesitate in shutting off the main water valve or re-connecting water lines, call a professional to make sure it’s done properly.
Snaking internal and external drains – If you have a clog inside your home or outside your home that requires some serious snaking, call a professional. Snaking a drain can be tricky and it is easy to cause some serious damage to your drains – it’s best to leave snaking to a licensed and insured plumber.
Sump pump repairs – Repairing and replacing a sump pump requires specific tools, knowledge and experience. It’s best not to try making repairs or replacing a sump pump on your own.
Sprinkler system – Whether installing, repairing or replacing your sprinkler system, this is a job best left up to a professional. The plumbing lines required underground are tricky and you could risk damaging the line or your main water line if you don’t know what you’re doing.