You can’t turn on the television or read a magazine without seeing DIY home maintenance tips. There are even internet blogs devoted to weekend warrior projects for homeowners.
Some tasks are suitable for homeowners to tackle themselves. Others are strictly, “Do not try this at home.” Most plumbing repairs fall into the latter group.
You may be tempted to save a few bucks by tackling plumbing issues on your own, but you could end up spending more money in the long run. Here are four ways that hiring a professional plumber will save you money.
1. Plumbers can identify minor fixes versus major replacements.
Plumbers are professionals who know when something is a minor fix, versus a plumbing component that needs replacing. If your water heater isn’t working correctly, you may be tempted to fiddle with the temperature controls. You may even try to drain the water heater in hopes that built up sediment is the problem.
After spending all day Saturday tinkering with your water heater, you still don’t have hot water. You give in and call a professional plumber, only to find out that your water heater has hit its expected lifespan and needs to be replaced. You not only wasted your weekend, but you bought parts and equipment that you didn’t really need, which is money down the drain.
2. Plumbers can pinpoint the exact issue.
You assume that the leaks under your kitchen sink are caused by faulty or worn out fittings. You replace them all, only to still have puddles under your sink. Now your cabinet has water damage, and you’re left scratching your head.
You call a plumber, and it turns out there are hairline cracks in the pipes that you couldn’t see. Now you need to replace those pipes and your water-damaged cabinet.
3. Professional plumbers know safety.
Professional plumbers are trained and highly skilled. They know how to keep you, your home, and themselves safe. Some repairs may require that the main water valve in your home is shut off. Other major repairs may affect your home’s connection to the city sewer.
You don’t need a flood in your home, or the city angry at you. Stay safe with a professional plumber.
4. Plumbers provide routine maintenance.
When plumbers make repairs or install new plumbing components, they will let you know the maintenance schedule you should follow. Routine maintenance is the best way to keep your home’s or business’s plumbing in top shape. During routine maintenance, a plumber will identify potential issues before they turn into emergencies.
Professional Plumbers in Charlotte, NC
At 1 Call Plumbing, we know that plumbing issues are an inconvenience for your family. For most businesses, faulty plumbing leads to downtime or unexpected closures. For restaurants and salons, plumbing issues can become a matter of health and safety.
Before you spend your weekend trying to tackle a plumbing issue, contact us. Don’t waste your money or your precious free time. Let us handle the job right the first time.