DIY Plumbing Projects That Are Best Left To Professional Plumbers
There are many jobs that a person can do around their home in order to improve it. Major plumbing should not be one of them. There are many areas of plumbing that require special tools and knowledge in order to be able to complete a repair or installation correctly. Major pipe leaks should only be fixed by a professional. Many of the pipes are located in the walls near electrical wires and the risk for an electrical shock is great.
Soldering, or braising, pipe joints by a non-professional can result in serious burns, leaks, or even the possibility of a house fire. There are so many things that can go wrong. Even though a homeowner may have the best of intentions when trying to replace a wax ring on their toilet they may end up replacing it upside down and crack the porcelain or cause a greater leak when the toilet is reinstalled. Plumbing that is behind tiled areas should also be serviced only by a licensed professional. What started out as a simple task of replacing a faucet gasket could easily become a whole shower reconstruction because a home owner didn't know what they were doing. They didn't realize that it was only a seal in the faucet. They, instead, decided to cut a hole through their tile in order to get at the pipes. This can be a costly mistake, and it is better for a person to just call a trained professional that knows what they are doing.
Water heater service should also be left to the professionals. Many of these units hold an excessive amount of hot water pressure and can scald, or explode, if a person isn't careful. A licensed plumber will know of the safest procedure to follow in order to correct the problem in a person's home without putting anyone at risk. Some of the eater heaters are powered by natural gas. It could be a potentially deadly situation if an untrained person tries to work on a gas water heater. Not only is natural gas flammable, but it also can suffocate a person.
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