Some common plumbing issues within your home might seem like a simple fix, and most homeowners are accustomed to handling occasional DIY repairs. Therefore, it can be tough to decide whether to give your plumber a call or to attempt to fix the problem on your own. By attempting to tackle a plumbing problem yourself, you may cause more harm than good. So how can you determine whether to take out your toolbox or reach for the phone?
DIY Plumbing Projects:
• Clogged drains can be easily resolved with many DIY methods, such as snakes, drain cleaning products and even with backing soda and vinegar. Check out this post about how to prevent clogs in the first place.
• Installing a new faucet is not as difficult as you might think! Here is a step-by-step guide.
• Re-caulking a tub or shower can be easily done at home – all you need is a tube of caulk and a caulking gun, which can be purchased at your local hardware store.
• Repairing toilet hardware is very simple and usually inexpensive. DIY kits, including necessary tools and parts, can be purchased at your local hardware store.
Professional Plumbing Projects include:
• Remodeling or renovations
• Broken or frozen pipes
• Sump pump repair
• Repairing or replacing your water heater
The best rule of thumb is to always call a professional for any job you are not fully confident in handling on your own.
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