Don’t Try DIY Plumbing Projects

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Try DIY Plumbing Projects


PlumberSafety, Warranty, Saving Money in the Long Run

Many people undertaking a DIY plumbing project thinks escaping water is the worst-case scenario. Many do not realize the safety issues DIY plumbing can present. One of the most dangerous combinations plumbers encounter is the close proximity of water to electricity. The most common electrical appliances that use water include hot water heaters, dishwashers, ice-makers and washing machines. If a person is wet or standing in water and encounters electricity, a potentially deadly situation can occur. The result could lead to death. People frequently use chemicals during plumbing projects, especially for clogged drains. Chemical exposure is dangerous if people do not follow safety precautions. Serious injury may occur if people allow chemicals to touch their skin. Mixing two wrong chemicals together can cause a chemical reaction that can be fatal if inhaled.

Charlotte PlumbingWarranty
Most home and appliance warranties stipulate that only professionally licensed plumbers can work on them. When owners decide to do a repair themselves, they do not understand that it automatically cancels the warranty. In almost all circumstances, there are city, county and state building codes people are required to follow. People who do not follow the codes and obtain the necessary permits can possibly render warranties invalid. When people do not follow warranty stipulations, it releases the manufacturer of any responsibility for personal injury that might occur during repairs. In addition, appliance warranties often require the owner to have a professional plumber perform suggested maintenance to keep the warranty in tact.

Saving Money in the Long Run
Later down the road, home and business owners will save money by avoiding DIY plumbing projects. As a bonus, it will save people hours of hassle and headaches. When people tackle plumbing jobs they will have to purchase special tools along with safety equipment such as gloves, eye protection and breathing masks. Novice plumbers often get the wrong parts and fittings that require a trip back to the supply store. Plumbers generally have parts with them at a discounted price. DIY plumbers can end up making the same repairs several times. Professionals have the training to do the job right the first time. Professionals know how to minimize damage to a building if an emergency arises. People can save a lot of money tomorrow by paying a little more today by hiring a professional to complete plumbing projects.

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