DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Repairs and Maintenance is very popular among home owners. It is challenging, it is satisfying and it costs little to do DIY installations. I strongly believe that there are some instances where a DIY plumbing and gas installation may not be advised. In this type of situation, a professional plumber and installer must do the job. Although it may cost a little more than a DIY installation, the benefits and the safety factor is enough to offset the additional cost. If you are unsure whether you can do it right with your DIY project, then by all means contact a professional plumber.
There are several reasons why you need to hire a professional plumber or installer. Here are five important reasons why I feel, a professional ought to do the job.
Reason#1 They Have the Experience
Professional plumbers have the necessary experience when it comes to plumbing and gas installations. They won’t commit the mistakes that you and I can probably make if we do a DIY installation. If you discover that the scope of the installation work is beyond your capability and experience then I strong advice that you hire a professional plumber. I believe that the job can be done better and the results will come in safer for you.
Reason#2 They Have all the Necessary Training
DIY enthusiasts like you and I do not have the necessary training. We may love to do it and we may some a little background about plumbing and other installations but we have to admit that we do not possess the necessary training. In plumbing and gas installations, there are situations where techniques learned in training need to be used to make the installation trustworthy and guaranteed.
Reason#3 They Are Licensed to do the Work
I believe that this the most important reason why in some cases, you really need to hire a professional plumber. They are licensed to do the work, after undergoing the necessary training. To get a license you need to be proficient in the theoretical aspect of plumbing and gas installation. Aside from the theoretical aspect, you also need to be proficient in the practical and actual installation. When in doubt if you can do a DIY installation, then hire a professional plumber.
Reason#4 They Possess the Necessary Equipment
Certain portions or scope of an installation may require equipment that you do not possess. You cannot just buy equipment for one DIY project that may cost you much and use it only for one time. If you decide on doing this, I find it very impractical and expensive. The best option again is to hire a professional plumber. They cannot get a license to practice if they do not have a complete set of required equipment. You will be better off hiring someone than buying equipment to use for a one-time DIY plumbing project.
Reason #5 They Can Give You Faster Service
DIY project are costly in terms of time and effort. I should know because I have spent too much time and effort in some DIY projects myself. To save on time and effort, I hired a professional plumber for some projects that may be time consuming for me to do. You should do the same thing. If you discover that the project is not just changing a busted faucet but something more, then by all means hire a professional. You will be glad that you did because you can save much on time and effort.
To prevent instances where the work becomes complex and time-consuming, you need to practice good maintenance principles. Do not wait for the water lines or gas lines to develop a leak before working on it. If you discover a dripping faucet or a gas line that smells of gas then call a professional plumber and installer. You will save a lot of bills if you fix before it breaks.