Plumbing projects can sometimes be handled by a homeowner. Other times though, plumbing projects really do need to be handled by a professional.
Some of the projects that fall under the category of needing to be handled by a professional are listed below.
1) Moving current plumbing features- If you’re planning on moving a toilet or a sink from one place to another within your bathroom, it’s a good idea that you hire a professional. Professional plumbers can make sure you have the right permits to do the job properly, and that you don’t make any small mistakes that end up being very costly for you in the long run.
2) Stoppage of the main line- If your toilet starts backing up into your shower or tub, chances are your main line is stopped up. Dealing with a main plumbing line is much more complicated than just plunging your toilet or pouring a liquid down your drain to unblock it. Special machinery must be used to unblock your main plumbing line, so hiring a professional is really the best option for you.
3) Water heaters projects- If your water heater is leaking or not working properly, then you can take a chance on fixing it yourself, but it’s a much better idea to just call a professional plumber to fix it for you. A simple water heater fix can easily become a much bigger problem if you try to complete the project on your own.
4) New fixture installation- We already talked about moving a plumbing feature, but what about if you just want to install a new feature? Well as you can imagine this is also a great time to bring in a professional plumber. If you install a new fixture yourself to save money, and end up installing it improperly, then you’ll be paying much more for it in the long run. Your fixture might end up with a small leak that soaks in through your floor causing immense dry rought, and if that happens, you’re going to need new flooring as well when you finally bring in a contractor to clean up your mess.
So if your sink is clogged because you keep losing hair down the drain, then a nice bottle of store-bought drain cleaner will likely fix the problem. If you have a bigger job like moving a plumbing fixture, a blocked up main line, or a water heater issue, then you’re much better off to just call a professional.