Plumbing Problems Are Better Left To The Pros

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The Following Are Some Of The Plumbing Problems Best Left To The Pros

Many of us believe that we are skilled and have the talent for fixing things around the house, plumbing problems included. However, we rather find ourselves useless in these situations and our good will and wish to save some money ends up in a totally expected way – spending the money and calling the pros. There are some jobs which have to be left to the professional and skilled workmen who have dedicated their lives to it; without them, our pipes would forever remain clogged and plumbing would remain a hidden mystery. Here is a list of plumbing jobs that should always be left to pros.

Bathroom remodeling

As skilled as you think you are, you are not even close to remodeling your own bathroom all by yourself. If you are looking to increase your home’s value and potentially gain that return on investment upon selling your house one day, you better call someone who knows exactly what he is doing. Bathroom remodeling usually takes more than several days to finish, and it is a serious thing which can drastically change the price of a household. Everyone loves spending time in their bathrooms, and paying someone to add that extra toilet or sink and have the job done properly is worth it. Most people end up with more plumbing problems than they started with.

Rerouting or Sewer Pipe Replacement

If your plumbing problems consists of constant blockages, our advice would be not to try and fix it yourself, especially if those are sewer pipes. Depending on where the blockages are occurring you may20160203_135001 have to call your local municipality to check the connection to your city sewer main . At the very least this is a job for highly qualified plumbers with proper tools and equipment i.e. video cameras, rodding equipment and digging equipment to locate and excavate if necessary. I’ve seen many “try plumbers” over the years “try” to fix buried sewer lines only to find that they need a permit or the excavation is much deeper than they realize or the sewer line is root infested and a much longer section has to be replaced. Just call in the pros for these types of plumbing issues.

Water Line Replacement

As much as saving money by getting your hands dirty may sound attractive, when it comes to water line corroded galvanized water pipereplacement, you’d be best advised to let trained personnel do it for you. Quite often replacing water lines involves old galvanized piping. Sometimes you have a leak at a certain location or maybe your water pressure has dropped so much that it’s tough to take a shower. An experience professional plumbing contractor will know how to handle the situation.  On many occasions especially when dealing with galvanized water pipe a leak at one location turns into a replacement of epic proportions. Check out this Sydney based pipe relining specialist for more options.  You find that once the you cut into the galvanized piping it’s compromised throughout the system. We call it “chasing the leaks”. You have to replace the water piping until you find somewhere that the pipe and fittings are in good shape which almost never happens. Spot repairs on old galvanized pipe and fittings are almost never end well. Check out this Sydney based pipe relining specialist for more options.

Gas line plumbing

Working with gas alone is very dangerous and, in some cases, even deadly. In some states it is illegal to sell a water heater to a non licensed installed like a homeowner. Licensed, professional plumbers are trained to work with natural gas and propane they know how to handle gas line and plumbing appliances safely and without causing additional damage or issues. You need to ensure that your home remains safe, and the only way of doing it and getting our gas line fixed is by calling a licensed plumbing plumbing professional with experience and proper tools to get the job done.

Septic tank repairs and installation

There are still millions of residential homes that are not any sort of municipal sanitary sewer. Therefore, a having a septic system is quite common in the US. Having a plumbing service company that knows the

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Septic Field vs Water Table

different parts and stages of a septic system is essential. Septic system issue can be complex and very messy. Of course having periodic maintenance will reduce the need for major repairs however, it won’t eliminate them. Call in the professionals when you’re having problems with your septic tank or system, it will save you time and a massive headache.

Even though DIY may sounds like something you would want to do on your own, leaving these above mentioned jobs to the pros is highly recommended. You can get your hands dirty, but consider starting with something less serious such as unclogging the sink.


By Lillian Connors

Author Bio: If one thing is true about Lillian Connors, her mind is utterly curious. That’s why she can’t resist the urge to embark on a myriad of home improvement projects and spread the word about them. As the Co-Editor at SmoothDecorator, she cherishes the notion that sustainable housing and gardening will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on. You can check her out on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and LinkedIn.


  1. I think it’s interesting how home improvement DIYs are so enticing. I’ve tried one once and it wasn’t pretty. Since then my opinion is similar and I would stick with hiring professionals for things like sewer problems.

  2. They are some simple jobs you can do yourself such as washing machine repairs and changing a bathroom tap. But do not attempt to install a new bathtub yourself. Call a pro

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