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Plumbing Jobs That You Should Not Attempt On Your Own


Charlotte PlumberMany homeowners have the skills to do minor plumbing repairs throughout the house. These can range from fixing a leaky faucet, unclogging a toilet, and replacing a shower head. While these are simple in concept to do, many people often mistake much more difficult jobs for simple ones, and this is where the problems begin. Here are a few plumbing jobs that you should never attempt on your own.

When there is a clog in the plumbing that goes further than the toilet, many homeowners run to the hardware store and rent the power snake to clear out anything that may be causing the clog. When you are not experienced with plumbing you run the risk of pushing too hard and too far with the snake and breaking off the attachment on the end of the snake. If a piece of the snake becomes stuck in the pipe, you run the risk of having to have a professional remove it at a significant cost to you. The worse thing you could do is push to hard and cause the snake to break the inside of the pipe. Either ay you are in for some serious repair bills if either occurs.

Replacing a toilet seems simple enough because all the local home centers sell those toilets cheap and even give classes on the installation. Where homeowners run into trouble is trying to get the perfect seal when the installation is complete. When you install a toilet on the second floor, the seal is extremely important. When even the smallest of leaks begin, that water travels in between the two floors and will slowly form puddles as the toilet is flushed.

The water can often cause black mold and bacteria to grow in between the floors. The mold will often go unnoticed until the ceiling begins to show water stains. The black mold is extremely dangerous for family members with respiratory issues. Leave the toilet installation to the professionals who will even provide you a warranty for their work. This way if anything goes wrong down the road they will com back to the home and make the repair for you.

Are you in need of a residential plumber for a home project in the Charlotte area? Call AAA City Plumbing at (704) 544-1909 and get started today!

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