When To Hire A Plumber And When To Take On The Project

Hire A Plumber Or Do It Yourself?

If you’re handy with a wrench and you know where all the pipes are in your home, you might think that you can handle certain plumbing situations. And perhaps you can! But it is important to know when you can try it yourself and when hiring a professional plumber is best. Your home has unique plumbing parts and some areas are more complicated than others. If you don’t do things right, you could spend more money fixing the damage you’ve created than you would have in the first place. There are a few things you can do on your own without the help of a plumber.

Consider Your Options

If you’re a handy person who likes to take on home improvement projects, there are some minor plumbing repairs and installations you can handle on your own. The minor projects are things that can be done outside of the walls of your home. The parts should be inexpensive and easy to find. You can save money by doing the labor aspects on your own. In some cases, these projects are simple enough to handle.

Toilet Repair

There are certain parts of toilet repair that many homeowners can do on their own. If the handle is not flushing, the toilet won’t stop running, or the seat is wobbly, you may be able to handle the repairs in a simple manner.

Drain Clogs

You may be able to fix a toilet, shower, or sink clog for the time being with a plunger or cleaning fluid. If the problem isn’t as simple, you might have a bigger issue on your hands. Fixing a clog, only to have it come back, is a sign of a larger issue.

Faucet Installation

You can install a new faucet on your own if there are no damaged valve connections. They will come with directions to help you make the process run smoothly.

When To Hire A Plumber

If you want to prevent anything from going wrong on large or small jobs, hiring a plumber is always a good option. However, there are certain jobs that you will definitely want to leave up to professionals.

Water Heater Replacement

Plumbers have the right training and equipment to avoid injuries and get the job done right.

Low Water Pressure

The issues could come from a variety of areas and a plumber can assess the situation and find the right answer.

Backed Up Sewer

If you have a sewer issue, there are bigger problems somewhere along the line that a plumber can help find and solve.

Call Stephens Plumbing

When the time comes to hire a plumber, Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you. With over 30 years of experience, we can take care of plumbing issues large or small. If you don’t want to do it yourself, we’re here for you. If you have a problem large enough that you can’t take care of it on your own, we’ll help with that too!