Today, doing DIY projects is easier than ever. All you have to do is input a simple query into a search engine and viola! – You have a wealth of information and perhaps even detailed directions that will instruct you how to complete the DIY project of your choice.
While some projects are just fine for a novice DIYer, not all are – particularly in the area of plumbing.
Sure, you might be able to change out a washer on a leaking faucet or replace a wax ring around a toilet yourself; however, there are certain plumbing jobs that are better left for a profession plumber.
Here's a look at 3 plumbing that you definitely shouldn't DIY, unless you're an experienced plumber.
Hot Water Heaters
Anything that has to do with a hot water heater is better left to a professional plumber. This includes routine maintenance, repairs and by and large, the replacement of a hot water heater.
A hot water heater is a very sensitive, very intricate and very sensitive piece of equipment; not to mention the fact that it is very expensive. When it comes to caring for this appliance, you want to make sure that the proper work is being done. Even something that may seem as simple as cleaning or changing the vents requires profound knowledge in order to do it right. Don't leave the maintenance and repair of your hot water heater to chance; call a professional.
If you have a project that has anything to do with water lines, leave it to the pros. Any project that involves water lines requires the skill and knowledge of an expert. Whether you're adding water lines, your unclogging them or your re-routing pipes, do yourself a favor and call a professional. The last thing you want is to spring a leak and flood out your entire basement.
Installing a New ….
If you're planning on installing a new toilet, sink, bathtub or shower, you should definitely enlist the help of a professional. Installing any new element that utilizes water can be very tricky. The plumbing lines need to be run correctly in order to ensure that the new element will run properly. Additionally, if the addition of new plumbing elements is not done correctly, it could lead to leaks, expensive damage and other major headaches.
Wanting to do your own projects around the house is certainly commendable; but knowing when to enlist the help of a professional (such as Warhold Mechanicals Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning) may be even more commendable (just ask your family and your bank account).