Should You Tackle Faucet Repair on Your Own? | Roto-Rooter
When you have an issue with your faucet should you try to tackle that on your own? The question really boils down to how comfortable you are with it. Some people are fine to tear things apart and get them back together and others are terrified of it. Also, some people are going to already have a lot more knowledge on faucet repair than other people and they will feel a lot more comfortable attempting to do the repair themselves than others will. In the end, you need to be the judge of whether or not you want to attempt it.
If you are going to do the repair yourself rather than call in a professional plumber, be sure that you take the following steps to make sure that you are not adding stress to your life.
- First, clog the drain. Nothing is more frustrating than dropping a part down the drain and being in a position where you need to take that apart to retrieve the part.
- Next, be sure to start the project when you have plenty of time to complete it. It may only be a half hour job for a professional, but it can take several hours for the novice. If you are not sure how long to plan, plan a ridiculous amount of time. The last thing that you want to happen is be up against a deadline and not be able to complete the job.
- Before tearing things apart you may want to do a little research on the faucet and how it works. You may even want to stop into the plumbing parts store and get some advice from them on how long to plan for the repair and then double that.
- As you take things apart, take the time to understand how they work and make mental notes and some hand written notes if necessary to remember how it goes back together. You may even want to snap a few pictures with your phone as you take things apart so that you can reference them when putting things back together if you need to.
Faucet repair is not all that difficult for those that find themselves naturally inclined to home repair things. However, if that is not you or you do not have a lot of time on your hands, please call us to come in and we would be happy to help you with this.