When plumbing problems arise, a lot of people are tempted to perform repairs themselves. Home supply stores and even supermarkets have plenty of DIY chemicals and tools such as snakes designed to clear up any problems quickly and easily. This can often be a mistake, however, especially in Bergen County, NJ, which has qualified plumbers to help. As much as you may be tempted, here are 3 reasons no to perform plumbing repairs yourself:
1. YOU LACK SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
Store-bought remedies adopts a one-size-fits all approach to plumbing problems, which means the tool you purchase might not be right for the job. Trained plumbers have specialized equipment, allowing them to use the right tool the first time. Such equipment is very expensive and often not worth it for a homeowner who might use it just a handful of times, but plumbers fix pipe problems every day, which means they have not only the right tools but also the proper know-how.
2. YOU MIGHT MAKE THE PROBLEM WORSE
Plumbing problems can entail more than just a clogged drain or a pipe replacement. Without the right training, your attempt at repair might make the problem worse, forcing you to call in a trained plumber anyway and adding to your repair bill in the process.
3. YOU MIGHT INJURE YOURSELF
Store-bought chemicals are often caustic and even snakes can be dangerous if used improperly. More serious repairs often require heavy tools that take training and experience to use properly. Better to call a trained plumber first than wind up in urgent care with a chemical burn from a cleanser or an injury suffered by improperly using the wrong tool.
You shouldn’t need to worry about conducting plumbing repairs yourself, not with the experienced pros at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. on call. Contact us today to make an appointment, and let us take care of those plumbing problems the first time!