Homeowners don't like plumbing problems, because it is inconvenient and it can be expensive, too. That's why many homeowners opt for a DIY solution when the toilet is clogged or when the water heater is broken. Everyone likes to save a bit of money! However, if you don't know what you're doing, you can actually end up spending a lot more money. Professional plumbers are qualified and experienced, which means that they know what they're doing. Instead of seeing the surface problem, they understand the physics and the intricacies that can help them avoid bigger issues.
There are many good reasons why it's best to hire a plumber. Let's look at the top 5:
1. Hiring a plumber saves time.
Professional plumbers spend their days repairing plumbing issues. In fact, they undergo years of rigorous training in order to be licensed. That means that they have plenty of experience. They don't need to Google how to fix a clogged drain. They can fix complex issues in a fraction of the time it would take you to find an obscure "how to" article online.
2. Hiring a plumber means you don't have to buy tools.
Plumbers use specialized tools, which most people don't have in the shed. That means that you would have to buy these tools and plumbing materials, or you could just hire a plumber who already owns it.
3. Hiring a plumber helps prevent flooding.
If something goes wrong during your DIY plumbing, it might cause flooding. In fact, Anta Plumbing is called to homes almost on a weekly basis to repair DIY-plumbing gone wrong. Flooding a home is not only a wet mess, but it often damages floors and carpets, as well as precious and sentimental belongings. Don't risk that!
4. Hiring a plumber is convenient.
If you're going to try fix your broken, leaky toilet on your own, you must be prepared for some inconvenience. For instance, the bathroom might not be usable for a few days. If your sump pump switches off when you are relying on it, it could result in basement flooding. Save yourself the inconvenience and call a professional plumber who can have it fixed in a matter of hours.
5. Hiring a plumber can save lives.
A plumbing system is surprisingly intricate. There are many underground pipes that supply water and divert grey water or black water away from your home. It is easy for an untrained person to be confused. If you accidentally break a water supply line that runs near an overflowing drain, you could contaminate your potable water supply. Septic tanks and sewer lines contain raw sewage, which is toxic. As such, it is important to speak to a professional plumber with experience in professional septic tank excavation to repair your septic tank.
As you can see, there are many reasons to call a professional plumber instead of attempting to repair your plumbing issues on your own. When you need professional help, Anta Plumbing is only a phone call away