by Duane Blanton on February 28, 2014

Plumbing Jobs That You Should Not Attempt On Your Own

 

Round Lake PlumberMany homeowners believe that they can save money by handling certain plumbing tasks for themselves, a decision that might be considered as admirable. The problem is that, more often than not, these individuals end up calling a plumber anyway and the repairs that they could have gotten fixed with a small amount of money ended up turning into a major exercise.

There are a few projects that would be okay for someone to attempt on their own like using the plunger to free up the toilet from that annoying clog. But where should you draw the line, especially when you don’t have the experience or the tools to complete the task.

The problem with a plumbing task is that it can literally explode in your face, after all, replacing a faucet is not like changing a light bulb, there can be complications to the task. If the plunger doesn’t work and the toilet begins to overflow, turn off the water at the intake and give us a call, this is a job for your plumber.

When that hot water stops working and you are not sure why, don’t go without and don’t try to fix it yourself, other than making sure that all the required valves are turned in the on position. Depending on how old your water heater is, you may need to have it replaced, a task that should definitely be passed on to a plumber.

If you happen to walk through your garage and you encounter a puddle of water where none should be, in other words, there hasn’t been any recent rainfall, you might have a leak in the main plumbing lines. Rather than waste time cutting out walls and turning a minor repair job into a major renovation, contact your plumber and let us simplify the job for you.

There are several other scenarios where the homeowner should call us before trying to handle the task themselves, like replacing an entire toilet, trying to figure out why the water pressure has suddenly dropped, or mold suddenly appears on the walls of your home.

Are you in need of a residential plumber for a home project in the Round Lake area? Call Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer & Drainage at (847) 855-0000 and get started today!

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