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3 Reasons Not to Repair Your Own Plumbing

Monday, May 25th, 2015 at 11:00 am

We’re used to doing things on our own here in Olympia, WA. That often extends to plumbing problems, which many people feel they can solve themselves with store-bought tools. Nothing can be further from the truth. Homeowners hoping to perform repairs themselves often cause more damage than they solve, and can turn relatively minor problems into very large ones. Here are 3 reasons not to repair your own plumbing, which you should seriously consider before climbing under your sink.

1.     Specialized Tools

Many store-bought plumbing tools take a one-size-fits all approach, using general methods to solve specific problems. This rarely fixes the issue the way it’s supposed to, leading to a temporary solution at best and creating more problems at worst. Professional plumbers have specialized equipment designed to treat each problem correctly. A homeowner would rarely use such instruments more than once or twice, but the pros use it practically every day.

2.     Expertise

Speaking of which, professional plumbers know how to spot the sings of a specific problem, and can use diagnostic tools like cameras snaked down the drain with a skill that do-it-yourselfers simply lack. That lets them make more accurate assessments of the problems, and fix them quickly.

3.     Less Risk of Damage

As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, amateurs who attempt to fix plumbing problems could end up causing further damage to the system. But more than that, if you don’t have training and experience, you may end up injuring yourself, either by misusing a tool or using a caustic cleanser that results in acidic burns.

Your plumbing is too valuable to try to save a little extra with a DIY job. Call upon the experts at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air to solve the problem right, with the proper tools and the peace of mind that comes with experienced professionals on the job!

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