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Why do I need to pay a plumber to fix a leaky pipe? Isn’t there a way I can fix the leak on my own?

While there are DIY ways for you to fix a leak, we recommend calling a professional plumber to fix leaky pipes. What may seem like a simple fix can easily lead to a more difficult job and bigger problems down the road. For instance, a small leak that is not caught promptly can lead to structural damage, mold, discoloration and warping.

We recommend hiring a professional, licensed plumber like Roto-Rooter. While you might think that fixing leaky pipes is a simple procedure, DIY repairs are usually messy and often are only temporary solutions. A plumber can handle substantial repairs, especially if the leak is more extensive than anticipated. This may save you time and money in the long run.

Is there anything I can do in the future to avoid leaky pipes?

We recommend regular inspections by a certified plumber if your plumbing is old and unreliable. Not every plumbing issue is obvious right away, especially when it comes to hidden leaks behind walls. You may end up with extensive damage that could have been prevented. If you do suspect a leak, but don’t know where it’s coming from, Roto-Rooter can help. Our experts use state-of-the-art equipment to pinpoint and diagnose leaks and minimize damage and waste.

You also can do routine plumbing checks in some of the obvious places in your home. Some of the most common water leaks can occur around bathtubs and showers, water heaters, sinks and toilets. Some leaks are very apparent, such as dripping faucets and “running” toilets. But unfortunately, many leaks are not visible and can go undetected for years.

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