Monday, July 14, 2014

Why DIY Plumbing Can Cost You More Money

When your home has a plumbing emergency, it can be tempting to try to handle it yourself. However, it’s generally a bad idea to try to fix most plumbing issues on your own. Here are some of the problems that can result from do-it-yourself plumbing:

Leaks are hard to find. Many leaks are no bigger than the head of a pin, which means that it’s very hard for non-professionals to find them. If you miss a leak, it will continue to dribble out water—which can lead to high water bills and expensive property damage.

You can cause more damage. If you don’t know precisely what you’re doing, trying to fix a leaking pipe or a malfunctioning toilet can make the damage worse. Rather than spending a whole weekend trying to learn how to make a simple plumbing repair, it’s best to leave the work to a professional.

You can hurt yourself. Plumbing can be dangerous work. It means working with hot water, rusty pipes, and potentially waste-filled water. Professional plumbers have the expertise necessary to make repairs safely; most people don’t.

When you need a plumber you can always rely on, call Al’s Plumbing of Plano. Our experienced plumbers will be happy to assist you with your plumbing problems, from faucet leaks to clogged drain pipes.