The True Cost of DIY Plumbing: 4 Reasons to Call a Professional

Posted by on 17-05-2021

The True Cost of DIY Plumbing: 4 Reasons to Call a Professional

At Drain King, we believe that being right is solving a problem correctly the first time. So whether you have a leaky faucet or a flooded basement, we want your life to get back to normal as fast as possible. For this reason, all of our plumbers have years of experience.

Here are 4 reasons to call a professional plumber for plumbing repairs instead of doing them yourself.

1. Save Money

What do you have on hand to deal with a blocked flapper? Are you using ABS, galvanized, copper or iron pipes? Did you know that pipes come in various shapes and sizes, typically needing to be cut-to-fit?

We got into the plumbing business knowing that all the nuances can be a headache and that people need help solving their daily issues. We wanted to be there to support the communities of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.

Even when you find the drip or blockage, it may not be the actual root of the problem. There are many reasons why things can go wrong and it’s important to find the exact cause. So before heading to the hardware store to buy what you think you need, how about you get some insight on the task at hand?

A professional will know what materials you need upon inspection, and if you’re in over your head, they often have the materials on hand to solve your plumbing issues during that same visit.

2. Save time

Speaking about having the right equipment on hand, unless you know exactly what you need, you may end up making several trips to the hardware store. The wrong tools waste gas, energy, daylight and time that you could be spending with your legs up.

This long process of trying to get it right can be avoided by simply calling someone who knows what you need from the start. All of the plumbers at Drain King are backed by years of experience in the field.

3. More damage

If you go into a repair project without knowing exactly what you’re getting into, you may do more damage than good. This can be from using the wrong tools while removing fixtures, forgetting to turn off the water lines before repairs or forgetting to stay covered while working with hot water. Any of these can create damage to your home, affecting your resale value or costing you more money for additional damages. Worse yet, you may get physically hurt by being underprepared.

4. Warranty

Many warranties have specific parameters that you must stay within to continue your coverage. One of those parameters typically mentions maintenance work. Here is some legalese: ‘All maintenance work must be completed by a professional, any and all damages resulting from personal tampering will void this warranty.’

This means if you damage your appliance or home while attempting to repair it, you’ve just made yourself ineligible for other warranty coverages. Calling a plumber will avoid any unnecessary plumbing repair issues.

For more information about how we can help with your plumbing needs, call Drain King Plumbing at 833-983-5663 or contact us here.