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 specialist 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.