by Duane Blanton on September 12, 2014

Reasons to Keep Away From DIY Plumbing Projects

 

Round Lake PlumberThere are many reasons why you shouldn’t try do-it-yourself plumbing projects and they come down to these three things: Safety, warranty, and saving money in the long run. This advice isn’t just for those who are unaccustomed to DIY, seasoned DIYers shouldn’t attempt these projects either. Seasoned DIYer does not equal professional and trust us when we say, these jobs are better left to the experts. Let’s get in to these three reasons to avoid DIY Plumbing in a bit more detail.

Safety
This is the primary reason to avoid taking on plumbing projects yourself. Hot water piping is done with copper and modifying it means working with a blow torch. If you do not have pretty extensive experience with welding and using a blowtorch, it’s clear why this simply is a bad idea. If you do, read on because safety is not the only concern.

Round Lake PlumbingWarranty
A homeowner should always consider resale value and reliability. When it comes to reselling a home, any problems that exist are on the buyer and the seller. A warranty can protect both buyer and seller against unforeseen issues. However for plumbing, (as well as electrical, heating and cooling,) the warranty is usually about two years. With codes to consider and the risk of improperly completing a plumbing project, problems reselling a home or decreased value are just too high a price to pay.

Saving Money in the Long Run
Not only do you have the reliability and value of your home to consider, but you also must consider the price of having to hire a professional to correct a botched DIY project later on. You may even think you’ve done a great job and years down the road find out that huge problems have arisen from your lack of insight and expertise. You don’t know what you don’t know and you could end up being a penny wise but a pound foolish.

A word to the wise: Don’t take plumbing projects into your own hands unless you are a trained professional. What may seem like a simple project could wind up causing your worst nightmare. You certainly don’t want to be dealing with the inconvenience, stress and money it would take later on to control the damage. Hire a professional for piece of mind that it is done right now and to avoid regrets in the future.

Hire a professional plumber in the Round Lake area today! Call Duane Blanton at (847) 855-0000 for our top-notch services. 

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