Sometimes, the attempts at doing things yourself can be much more time-consuming and costly in the long run. Any job, including plumbing ones, can seem simple enough to take on as a DIY challenge. This is especially prevalent nowadays with the plethora of YouTube videos that show you how to do just about anything. But the reality is that unless you are trained and know what you are doing, those attempts can often be damaging or even dangerous, and lead to costly mistakes. So save yourself the hassle and cost by ensuring that any of these plumbing jobs are left to the pros.
Replacing Old Piping
When it comes to plumbing, it’s a fundamental part of any structure, including your home. Plumbing and pipes are no place to practice any DIY skills. And replacing old piping is one of the reasons why. You might think it’s as easy as removing old, rusted, or cracked piping in your bathroom or under the sink, but this often connect to an intricate network of plumbing. So even replacing a section or two can require great expertise and skill, especially when it’s time to fire up a torch to weld.
Gas Line Plumbing
Any work that involves gas should always be left in the hands of a professional. Experts who specialize in gas line repairs are thoroughly trained for ensuring safety precautions are met and that your home stays safe. Never attempt any plumbing jobs that involve gas lines.
Remodelling your Bathroom
A bathroom renovation may seem like a great place to brush up on your carpentry and remodelling skills from college, but consider the two main plumbing elements that are involved – water line and connection to the sewage line. These aren’t menial tasks. In addition, the bathroom equates to a significant portion of the value of your home. So it really counts. It must be done properly and professionally for the sake of your plumbing and the sake of having a result that can enhance the value and aesthetics of your home.
Septic Tank Installation or Repairs
For any areas that use or require septic tanks – maybe it’s the cottage or if your house is in a remote location – this is an area that you shouldn’t want to even attempt as a DIY. It can be messy and stinky. So why endure it? Trained plumbers know what to look for with repairs, and know how to handle every aspect of the installation process.
Save yourself the aggravation of having to potentially spend much more time and money on repairing errors from a DIY job. When it comes to plumbing, it’s simply never worth it. Instead, give us a call and we’ll have a trained and experienced expert there to get the job done right and hassle-free. We provide expert plumbing services, faucet installation, and fixture repair to homeowners in Ottawa and the surrounding areas.