Which Plumbing Jobs Should You Leave to the Experts?

Which Plumbing Jobs Should You Leave to the Experts?The DIY movement has really gained popularity in the US during the last few years. Are you a proud DIYer? Many people love researching DIY projects and getting their hands dirty while attempting to accomplish tasks they might not have dared to do in the past. But when it comes to plumbing, there are numerous projects that could be absolutely disastrous when not done properly. Anytime you’re in doubt, it’s best to call in an actual plumber to be on the safe side. No doubt about these tasks, though—these plumbing tasks that are definitely best left up to the professionals.

Drain Work

Replacing, repairing, and clearing drains is a perfect example of when an expert plumber is needed because these tasks require special training and equipment. The vast majority of store-bought augers (also known as drain snakes) are too short to efficiently unclog a drain, and if used improperly they can cause serious damage to pipes. Using conventional drain-unclogging products is okay for very simple drain clogging issues, but if you have to use it more than a couple of times, it’s best to just call a plumber to take care of the problem.

Water Main Line

If you’re having issues with the water main line, don’t try to fiddle with it yourself. Only plumbers have the adequate equipment to shut off the water from the main line. You don’t want to risk flooding your home!

Pipe Work

Plumbers are pipe experts, so anytime pipes need to be installed, replaced, or repaired, be sure to call a knowledgeable, experienced plumber. Many seasoned plumbers can tell if a pipe has sprung a leak simply by the sound it makes when tapped. Amazing! That’s the kind of know-how that can’t be gleaned from google or youtube, no matter how many handyman videos you watch.

Pressure Valves

Is the water pressure in your shower or kitchen faucet too weak or strong? Don’t be tempted to try and fix it yourself. Pressure balance issues and installations of new pressure valves need to be handled by actual plumbers. Save time and stress by calling in the experts.

Electrical Wiring

Anytime electricity is involved, whether you’re rewiring or just trying to work around some wires for another project, it’s best to call a professional in. You don’t want to risk being electrocuted! Especially if there are electrical wires and water near each other, the potential hazards are too intense. Don’t be cheap, just call a plumber—your life could depend on it!

Still Not Sure?

When in doubt, always call Southern California’s plumbing experts at USA Plumbing Service. We have 24/7 emergency service available, and 5 working trucks to serve you efficiently and excellently. Call 909-623-0033 or email contact@usaplumbingservice.com to schedule service anytime.

Posted on March 20, 2015