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Why Should I Hire a Professional Plumber?

When you have a plumbing problem, there are many reasons you might want to repair it yourself—saving time and money are the most common. Yet even with all the online tutorials available, some plumbing issues can be quite difficult to tackle on your own, especially if you’re new to DIY home maintenance. Before you fully commit to a DIY plumbing repair job, there are several reasons you should consider hiring a professional.


While the DIY approach sounds like a time-saver, if you’re addressing a problem you’ve never faced before, you’ll spend a significant amount of time scouring the web for instructional articles and videos to help you on the way. Factor in trips to the hardware store, plus time to do the actual repair, and you’ll suddenly wonder where a whole weekend went. In general, it will take you longer to accumulate the knowledge, tools, and supplies you need to do the job than it would to just hire a professional plumber. How much is your time worth?


When you have a professional come to make a repair, their work is typically under warranty. If something were to go wrong, they will come back to follow up with the repair. If you do the work on your own and something goes wrong, the issue can quickly get much more expensive.


Unless you have extensive experience in plumbing repair, you may find yourself questioning your work and whether it was done correctly. Not to mention, all the online tutorials can’t provide advice that is exactly appropriate for the age of your home, extent of the problem, or other unique characteristics of your issue. When you hire a professional, they’ll tailor the solution to the exact nature of your issue so you know it’s fixed correctly.


When you try to do a plumbing repair, you may find yourself spending more and more time making repeat trips to the hardware store for special tools or hardware. Are you really saving money buying a bunch of tools you may never use again? A professional plumber is already fully equipped with a range of tools and hardware, saving you the hassle of having to buy it yourself.


Do you really have time to address an emergency plumbing situation right now? Dropping everything to fix a serious plumbing emergency gets in the way of work and family time. If the repair is minor or less urgent, many homeowners find themselves putting off the repair “until they have time” and risking the problem worsening over time. Professional plumbers can be on site and get the job done in a matter of hours, leaving you free to maintain your own schedule without the added stress of more home repair projects.

When it comes to fixing major plumbing problems, give the professional plumbers at Roto-Rooter a call. Our experts are ready 24/7 to take on plumbing issues big and small, from dripping faucets and pipe leaks, to sewer & drain cleaning and water heater replacement. We also offer specialty services to tackle complex emergency repairs


Who can you rely on to get things back to normal when pipes burst open and the house floods?

When a leaky drain is the last straw, you need an expert that can repair it quickly and efficiently to minimize collateral damage.
Since 1935, Roto-Rooter has been providing outstanding service for a full spectrum of plumbing issues. Our technicians are trained and certified to handle just about anything, from frozen pipes and blocked sewer lines to flood damage and water restoration. Every Roto-Rooter plumber keeps the customer at top of mind, and our commitment to transparency means there are no hidden costs or fees that you aren’t aware of up front. Also, we have a huge array of plumbing tools and products to help boost your own home plumbing repair and maintenance efforts that are industry standard and widely used and trusted.


There are a lot of things you can do. However, the smartest may well be to call on a professional to handle it. Of course, you may accuse us of being bias on this and you would be right, but we can make a solid argument why that is the right choice.

First, when you call in a professional you will have the issue resolved much quicker than if you try to solve it on your own. When a pro plumber comes into your home they can diagnose the issue much quicker and then have it fixed ten times faster because they have the knowledge, tools and experience to get the job done quickly.

Next, by trying to do it yourself you may be causing further issues to be dealt with. As well intentioned as you are if you drop parts down the drain or break some plumbing pipe along the way to trying to fix the plumbing yourself it will now cost you more money to have it fixed.

Finally, when you try to avoid calling us to come and help you there is a high likelihood that you are not going to get the job done completely correctly and this could cause issues in the near future. Even if it is fixed now, it may be temporary and the real issue may get larger and come back a lot worse in the future.

As long as you are going to own a home or rent an apartment, you should learn the phone number and other contact methods of your local plumbers. They will be on call and they are happy to help whenever with your plumbing problems. You would be wise to find a plumber with whom you are happy with and that can become your regular. When this becomes the case you are bound to be more comfortable calling them to come in and do some repair work when it is needed.

We here at Roto-Rooter value our relationships with our customers and we would like to establish a long term relationship with you in which you always feel comfortable calling us for any of your plumbing needs. We will go the extra mile to make sure that we not only fix your problems but that we empower you to take care of some of the things on your own if you wish.



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