Plumbing problems are reasonably common, and if you own a home, sooner or later you’re going to have to deal with one. Most of them involve fairly minor issues such as clogged pipes or leaks, and enterprising do-it-yourselfers may be tempted to try repairing the issue themselves. In most cases, this is a terrible mistake.Proper plumbing services require proper training and licensing, and for all but the most benign issues, can do a much better job of fixing the issue. If you can’t solve the problem with the quick application of a plunger, you’re better off calling a professional service. Here are three reasons why.
Store-bought solutions such as cleansers or snakes are popular in part because they can address a wide variety of plumbing clogs. Unfortunately, in so doing, they adopt a one-size-fits-all format, which only partially deals with the problem. They may open up the pipes, but will still leave residual elements of the clog behind, which means it will just reform in a few weeks or months. The same principle holds true with more serious issues such as leaks. Over-the-counter products offer over-the-counter solutions without taking your unique circumstances into mind.
Trained plumbers, on the other hand, have the training to make an accurate diagnosis of your specific problem, and can apply a specific treatment to solve it. That way, the problem gets fixed the way it should and won’t return to bedevil you anew a short time down the road.
Store-bought plumbing equipment is usually generic and intended to address general problems. More specific equipment, on the other hand, is usually quite expensive and usually won’t be used by individual consumers more than a handful of times at the most. For that reason, do-it-yourselfers will rarely purchase them, and if they do, they might end up wasting their money on something that they don’t need very often.
Professional plumbers, on the other hand, perform such operations on a regular basis, and thus will use the kind of tools that laymen wouldn’t. Snakes with rotating heads or hydro-jetting devices, for example, will do a thorough job of cleaning out your pipes, and when applied by someone properly trained on it, you can enjoy the full benefits of such devices without having to pay for one yourself.
A do-it-yourselfer who runs into trouble or who performs the operation incorrectly will be liable for any additional costs that accrue, up to and including injury. A properly trained and licensed plumber, on the other hand, is bonded and insured, and reputable ones will provide cost estimate up front so you’re covered no matter what. That ensures that you don’t get any nasty surprises while the work is being performed and in the event of trouble, your system will still get fixed regardless of the final outcome.
For quality plumbing services here in Marietta, GA, call the friendly pros at Quick Action Plumbers today!