We all like to think that we’re responsible adults that can, for the most part, tackle all kinds of home DIY projects. And whilst someone who’s not qualified can definitely complete most tasks, such as painting and laying a wooden floor, there are some jobs that are always best left to a trained professional.
Plumbing is one of those jobs.
If you’re a DIY enthusiast who’s thinking of getting busy with your plumbing system just so you can save a few Euro, the following are some of the reasons why it's better to hire a professional plumber:
Have you ever spent hours of your precious time watching YouTube tutorials on something that would take a trained professional five minutes to do? If so, you don’t need us to tell you what a terrible waste of your time that was.
Make the most of your time by concentrating on tasks around your house that you don’t need to train yourself up on. Whilst the plumber is fixing your tap, servicing your boiler or fitting your plumbing system, you can get on with what you need to be doing, whether that’s work, spending quality time with the kids or ticking off your chores for the day.
Water damage can wreak havoc in your home so it’s something that needs to be treated with extreme caution. If you try to fix a leaking tap or service your boiler, you’re running a huge risk of causing even more damage than what was there before you started tampering with things.
In this instance, what would have been a routine half hour job for a plumber could turn into a much bigger, much more serious and much more expensive job.
Scheduling a service of your plumbing system every so often will, undoubtedly, save you money. There are some plumbing problems, such as a leaking tap, that you’ll be able to recognise straight away and there are other problems, such as a slow leak, that don’t make themselves quite so obvious.
A professional plumber will be able to identify and repair these problems so that you’re not wasting water and putting yourself at risk of a potential plumbing disaster.
Professional plumbers are constantly upskilling to stay on top of the latest industry developments when it comes to water flow systems, pressurisation and updates to traditional plumbing equipment.
Your plumber can give you advice on the best low flow shower heads, taps and advise you on what the most efficient hot water heaters on the market are. By taking what your plumber says on board and investing in a more efficient system and facets, you will save a lot of money in the long-term.
Taking into account the above, doesn’t it make perfect sense to leave all plumbing work to a trained professional? All homeowners that have tried DIY plumbing before will certainly agree!