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Friday, October 26 2018
DIY Plumbing Fails

How many times have you tried to fix something in your house and realized midway through that you have no idea what you’re actually doing? The answer is: too many to count.

We’ve all experienced it at some point in our lives- trying out DIY fixes and completely failing.

Truth be told, sometimes the best thing to do is to just leave the fixing to the professionals. Especially, when it comes to plumbing breaks. There are so many different pipes and tools and knowledge sets that go into plumbing, that at the end of the day, it makes sense to let someone experienced take care of the problem.

We don’t need to be experts in everything.

Here are 4 DIY plumbing fails to avoid!

  1. Duct Tape Everything

As much as we love duct tape, it is not a real plumbing solution!

People often think they can patch a piping problem with tape, but there are two main issues with this. One, the tape is not a permanent solution and when it wears off, you’re going to be left with a pretty ugly mess to clean. Two, if the problem isn’t getting fixed, it’s getting worse. If you’ve got a plumbing break, the best thing to do is just call in a professional plumber right off the bat.

Take care of the problem properly before it gets more complicated and before it involves a more expensive fix.

  1. Losing the Pieces

Plumbing fixtures contain lots of tiny pieces (and big pieces for that matter). This makes it incredibly easy to lose the parts. Particularly, if you don’t know what the pieces are or what they really do. Time after time, people accidentally throw out crucial plumbing pieces only to be stuck later on having to figure out where to buy replacements. Skip a headache and let a real plumber deal with the nitty-gritty.

  1. Forgetting How to Put It Back Together

Also on the topic of small pieces, is forgetting how to put those pieces back together.

Say you manage to be organized enough not lose any of the parts. Now what? You’ve got no manual and no instruction paper- how do you put the pieces back? Too many times, people open up their toilet tanks, take apart laundry pipes, disassemble faucets, and then when it’s time to put the pieces back together, they completely forget how. It’s a real DIY problem.

  1. Forgetting to Turn off the Water

This is a classic newbie mistake.

People frequently get so overexcited with the mechanics of their plumbing issues, that they forget practically the most important step, which is: shutting off your water! Forgetting to turn off the water supply before you start working, can be disastrous. It can cause flooding, leaking, and totally soak your clothing.

It’s a simple step, but one that is too easily overlooked.

Save yourself the extra expenses, water damage, and lost time. Call a professional plumber to take care of your plumbing needs, today.

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