When unexpected plumbing issues arise, whether it be a clogged drain, leaky pipes, a broken water heater, or a larger issue, it may be tempting to turn it into your next DIY project. You might think that doing it yourself will save you money, or that it will be a quick fix, but there are a lot of hidden surprises when it comes to even the simplest plumbing project. So, before heading down to your local hardware store, here are five reasons why you should consider hiring a professional plumber instead.
1. Knowing the Right Plumbing Parts
Whether you are replacing a drain under a sink or repairing a mainline, it is important to know exactly what material you need for the job. And in plumbing, there are a lot of materials to choose from. Things like PVC thicknesses, types of PVC cement, and PEX pipe all come in a variety of options, and choosing the correct part for your repair could be the difference in the fix being temporary or permanent. That’s another area where having a professional plumber trained in the trade guarantees that the right part will be used for your plumbing issue.
2. Having the Right Plumbing Equipment
Augers, Drain Snakes, Ditch Witches — there are a lot of different specialty tools when it comes to plumbing, and having the right tools on hand could mean the difference between a two-hour job and a two-day job. It’s also important to have the right training when it comes to these tools. While you can rent many of them from your local hardware store, you can’t rent the same level of training that professional plumbers are required to have.
3. Keeping Repairs up to Local Plumbing Codes
This is another point that comes back to training. All professional plumbers are required to keep up to date on current local building and plumbing codes. The last thing that you would want is a fine for an improperly sloped drainage ditch or an improperly installed water heater preventing the sale of your house. Hiring a professional plumber means that your repairs will be completed at the highest standard.
4. Warrantying Their Plumbing Services
Many professional plumbing services, like those offered by Honey Bee Plumbing, are backed by a warranty. If something goes wrong with the repair, a professional plumber will rectify the situation according to the terms of the warranty. No such warranty exists when you are completing the repairs yourself. Any issues that may arise because of the repair, will have to be repaired using the money in your wallet. With a warrantied professional service, you can have peace of mind that, if something goes wrong with the repair, your wallet won’t take a major hit.
5. Saving You Time
Plumbing repairs take time. Researching the right plumbing equipment, researching how to use the equipment, and researching what codes need to be followed all take time out of your day. Hiring a professional plumber gives you that time back. By having someone else do the work, you free up the rest of your day (or week) for more important things — like enjoying your hobbies or spending time with your family.
So, contact Honey Bee Plumbing today for all of your plumbing needs!