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29 Dec. 20

When to DIY and When to Call a Plumber

Many homeowners consider themselves “handy” and are plenty capable of handling most projects as a DIY. From changing faucets to installing toilets, those handy types rarely need the help of a professional, licensed plumber. However, there are times that it is best to leave the plumbing work to the pros. Here are a few examples!

Widespread Water Leaks

The destructive nature of water means this is no time to try to save money. This is the time to call a plumber because persistent leaks could mean thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of dollars’ worth of damage to your property. If you have water flowing heavily onto your floors, stairs, HVAC vents, etc., you have a lot of work ahead of you. Call a plumber and KNOW that the leak portion of this problem is handled. You will be busy with other subcontractors very soon trying to undo all that the water leak has caused!

Main Line Clog

The main line moves the sewage out of your home and into the city sewer system. The hazards associated with human waste means time is of the essence and cannot be wasted. Plus, in this case, you will likely be looking at some sort of tree root damage or extreme clog well downline from the home. 99.9% of DIYers will not have the skills or the equipment needed to clear a main line clog. Camera inspection equipment and trenchless plumbing equipment will be needed to clear the clog and to likely make any necessary repairs.

Reduced Water Pressure

While it may not be a significant issue, widespread water pressure loss could mean there is more to the story than just low pressure. From a deep clog to an unseen water leak, a reduction in water pressure is a symptom of something that needs to be evaluated by a professional. Most DIYers will start with their aerators to make sure there is no buildup, but if that does not fix the problem, it is time to call a plumber.

Trust a Licensed, Boise Plumber for Tougher Jobs

Even the best DIY folks must know there is a time to call the pros. Whether you are working on your trusty mini-van or your home plumbing, there is a time where your DIY skills probably become insufficient to do the job. That is ok! We all have our limitations. Call a Boise plumber today if you have any of these issues, just to name a few, and need a pro!