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Why DIY Plumbing Repairs Can Lead To Emergencies

Plumbing problems are one of the most recurrent issues every household has to deal with. And due to their frequency, many homeowners may assume that they can undertake repairs on their own to save on costs. But while do-it-yourself repairs may seem like a walk in the park after watching a couple of videos online, the truth is you could be exacerbating the situation and end up paying more once you get professional assistance. Therefore, it is always best to hire an emergency plumber at the first sign of an issue rather than trying to address it on your own. Below are a few of the reasons why DIY plumbing repairs can lead to emergencies.

Improper attachments

Your plumbing comprises an intricate network of pipes. And for these pipes to transport water into your house and waste out of it, they need to remain perfectly sealed. Typically, heavy-duty glue or rubber cement is employed to seal the hardware. However, homeowners that do not have access to these supplies may think that duct tape is an excellent solution for their sealing needs. In truth, the duct tape will only depreciate with time, causing leaks to crop up all over again. Not only does this mean wastage of water but it can also cause property damage too. Thus, any time you have seals that are compromised or broken pipes, it is mandatory to have an emergency plumber address the problem.

Trapped air

All the drains around your home require traps so that foreign objects in the system are caught, preventing them from making their way into your plumbing. Nonetheless, you should note that not all objects would be captured by the traps, which is why blockages occur in your plumbing. The traps used in your plumbing need to be professionally installed so that air does not make its way into your plumbing system. If an amateur installs these traps, it can lead to airlocks in your plumbing system and a loss of water in your home.

Incorrect reassembly

Disassembling plumbing parts may seem like child's play. All you need to do is take apart the components to figure out what is putting your plumbing in jeopardy, right? The truth is that if you do not reassemble the parts correctly, you will end up with faulty plumbing. So, even those seemingly innocuous screws and other minor components that you have left over after putting the showerhead back together should give you a reason for pause. An emergency plumber will know how to disassemble and reassemble your plumbing hardware correctly.

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When do you know that it is time to call in a contractor? When I decided to rewire my home and to replace the plumbing system, I didn't know how big a job it was going to be. My wife said I should call in a professional contractor but I said I could save some money by doing the job myself over the weekend. How wrong I was. By Sunday evening, the wires were all over the house and I couldn't remove several pipes from the bathroom. In the end, I called in a team of professional contractors who completed the work for me and also gave me some great advice which would help me to carry out DIY in the future.

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