With many home repair tasks, there are lots of things that can go wrong when you lack the expertise, proper tools, and experience to do the job the right way. While it is fine to handle using a plunger on a clogged toilet or sink, changing an aerator on a faucet, or other simple tasks, the majority of plumbing issues should be handled by a licensed, experienced plumbing professional. Here are a few of the plumbing services you shouldn’t attempt on your own:
- Water heater replacement- First of all, water heaters are heavy! In addition, many issues can be resolved with a repair rather than replacement. You could just end up saving money, not to mention a backache, by leaving this task to a professional.
- Toilet replacement- Toilets are not particularly light, either and it is easier to break one than you might think. Also, if you don’t get them installed just right, you could end up with odors, leaks, and other messy problems.
- Pipe repair or replacement- There are many different materials used for plumbing systems, and you may not be knowledgeable about the type in your home, even if you are normally handy with plumbing issues. It doesn’t take much to not get a good connection if you aren’t experienced, so it’s best to call for plumbing services whenever you have a pipe issue.
These are just three examples of plumbing services that are best left to a professional. If you ever feel uncomfortable with doing a task on your own, you should take that as a sign to make the call. At Rainbow Plumbing & Heating, we offer a wide variety of plumbing services, including installation, replacement, and repair. If you’d prefer peace of mind that your home is safe from the consequences of a botched plumbing repair or installation, reach out to us today to schedule an appointment.