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Why DIY Plumbing Can End Up Costing More Than a Plumber

If you’re like most people, you enjoy saving money and doing things on your own. For the most part, it works, and you save a lot of money on tasks that would usually cost a lot more if someone else were to do it. However, when it comes to plumbing, it’s not that easy. Your plumbing system is complex and delicate. For that reason, you should always have a professional plumber handle your plumbing problems. Take a look at some of the reasons why it’s usually less expensive to hire a plumber.

Substandard Plumbing Repairs

Sometimes DIY plumbing can lead to substandard repairs. Even a leaky faucet or a clog can lead to less than ideal work. The problem may return shortly after, or it can lead to needing more extensive repairs. You can save time and money by having a professional plumber fix the problem correctly the first time. You won’t have to worry about the problem returning because a professional plumber will always tell you the most cost-effective solution.


Wrong Installation

If you’re installing new plumbing fixtures, it’s a possibility that you’ll install them wrong. Plumbing systems are complex, and if one thing is out of place, the entire fixture won’t work properly. The best way to know if you’ve installed a plumbing fixture properly is by experience. With experience, you’ll know what should be done to ensure that the plumbing fixture works properly. The average person doesn’t have experience connecting plumbing, but a plumber does. 


Voided Warranties

When you try DIY plumbing repairs, it’s not uncommon for items to become damaged. When a product becomes damaged by someone who isn’t a professional plumber, it usually voids the product warranty. That means that if something were to happen to the product, you won’t be covered for repair or replacement. You will need to pay out of pocket to replace the item. You will also need to pay a plumber to come to install the item properly. 


Water Damage

When something goes wrong with your plumbing, it can lead to water damage. DIY plumbing has the potential to ruin your nearby possessions, furniture, and flooring. What most DIY plumbers don’t realize is that in almost all plumbing emergencies, you have to turn off the water mains tap to stop water from gushing out the pipes. This step is often overlooked by DIY plumbers. As a result, you can end up paying more to fix your plumbing and replace your possessions. 


A Professional Maryland Plumber 

Michael Runk is a Maryland master plumber. He has decades of experience in plumbing and can ensure that your plumbing problems get resolved the first time. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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