by Duane Blanton on January 31, 2014

DIY Plumbing Projects That Are Best Left To Professional Plumbers


Round Lake PlumberThese days, people attempt doing home improvement projects all the time. This is only natural as people think they can save money. The problem is most people lack the skill sets to complete these projects right, and this can easily turn a seemingly fun project into a huge disaster costing thousands of dollars. Many of these projects involve the gas/water lines in a house. Most projects involving these two elements need a plumber.

One of the trickier and potentially dangerous home improvement projects involve replacing or extending natural gas lines. Honestly, how many homeowners have a clue about natural gas beyond turning on their appliances. Any improvement project involving natural gas needs handling by a licensed plumber.

Another situation where a plumber should be called is when the sewer line from the house to the street is clogged. Most people realize they have a sewer problem when their toilets start percolating after finishing a load of laundry. Another sign is raw sewage backing up into the basement or shower drains. A major cause for this happening, especially in older homes, are tree roots entering the sewer line. Another reason for clogs is the cap on the sewer clean out line has fallen off. This permits debris to enter the line and clog up. Most homeowners do not have the right equipment to take care of sewer line problems. Having a backed up sewer line is close to an emergency, and needs resolution to prevent extensive damage to a home.

At one time or another most people replace their water heaters. Installing a water heater is trickier than it looks, and if done wrong can cause significant damage to a home. The nominal fee a plumber charges to install a water heater is worth the money

When it comes to home improvement projects homeowners often feel they can do the job themselves. The better choice is to have a plumber come in and get the job done right. Do you have a project in mind that requires the help of a plumber? Call Duane Blanton Plumbing, your Round Lake plumber, at (847) 855-0000 and get started today!

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