4 Plumbing Problems You NEVER Should Try to DIY

Many plumbing issues can be easily fixed with a flick of a wrench.

But many others can be very tricky. And very costly to repair should the job be botched.

That’s why we’ve put together a short list of four plumbing problems a homeowner should never attempt to fix on his or her own.

cartoon plumberUnless you’re a super plumber yourself, it’s often best to call in a professional for any plumbing problems other than the very basic.

  1. Never reroute a pipe yourself. Whether you plan to remodel a kitchen and want to move the sink (so you figure you’ll save some time and money by having the pipe moved before the remodelers arrive), or you just need to reroute some plumbing, just back away and call a good Dallas plumbing company. Rerouting can mean such extensive changes that it’s pretty much impossible to do it yourself successfully.  A pro will make sure your home’s water pressure is maintained The plumber also will make sure a plumbing line is sealed off completely and he won’t burst pipes.
  2. Don’t extend water lines yourself. If installing a new appliance that uses hot water (a dishwasher or clothes washer, for example), you should be able to do the basic work yourself. But if you need to extend hot water lines, don’t even attempt to go the DIY route. You need to make sure proper water pressure is maintained throughout the entire installation process and you also want to make sure plumbing codes are kept.
  3. Is your sewer pipe damaged or clogged? Don’t dig it up yourself! The sewage pipes are such a critical part of your home’s plumbing – and your family’s comfort and safety – that unless you know exactly what you’re doing, it’s too risky to do it yourself.
  4. Need a new water heater. Do not install yourself. Just don’t. The very thought of all that potentially scalding water leaking – or even shooting – out when you test the heater once you’ve installed it…. Just don’t.

Do call.Plumbing Dynamics at 214-929-3431 when you need some major plumbing work done in and around your home. You can save yourself a lot of money making sure the job is done right the first time. We’ve too often been called in to repair problems made worse – and much more costly – when a homeowner has tried to fix the problem himself.  You also may send us a message via our online contact form.

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