In life, there simply are essential lessons which have to be learned. One of these is that when it comes to serious plumbing problems, it’s always best to leave it to the pros. Sure, your hubby or good ol’ brother may jump to your rescue and attempt to fix a plumbing predicament at home for free, but sometimes, their good intentions may go awry, and you may find yourself stuck in an even bigger problem than that which you started out with.
So why do we need to call these professional “clog-busters” to do the job? Although we may be compelled to simply grab the nearest plunger to unclog a toilet, we might make matters worse. You may succeed at giving your problem a quick fix, but that’s all it might turn out to be- a quick and short-lived solution. Especially if you live in a condominium building, the piping mechanisms may be more intricate than you think.
Technically, plumbers have been trained to do all the dirty work (pun not intended). They know better about the ins and outs of those pipes, drains and toilet fixtures like the back of their hand. Whether your plumbing problem is big or small, trained plumbers come with loads of experience under their belt – not to mention, the proper tools to get the job done.
Plumbers have been in the trade for as long as they finished the required training, and every bit of knowledge in connection to the workings with all kinds of pipes, fittings, and other apparatus of water supply, sanitation, or heating systems. They have seen every problem there is too see and to be had in the many homes, apartments they’ve serviced, repaired. That’s why their services are not cheap.
When we had our kitchen pipes repaired, a consultation (so to say) that lasted less than 20 minutes costed 98 already. This could be a lot, probably over the top but you pay for the experience and knowledge, much like with other kinds of consultations (if this is not normal, please let me know so I can complain to the proper authorities).
When you hire a professional plumber, you get more security, because the companies they come from offer some form of “safety guarantee”. This means that should anything go wrong during the repairs, all damages will be fixed at the expense of the plumber.
While there’s very little incidences that such things happen, guarantees keep customers at ease.
Hiring a Professional Plumber
When it comes to repairing stuff at home that seem uncomplicated, it seems better to go with a quick fix and low cost option. This thinking might cause you more in the end though. Hiring a professional plumber to fix home problems like leak, clogged pipes and other fixtures may cost a lot but it’s the best way to go.
Your husband or neighbor may have done some little repairs that fixed a problem for a while, but this doesn’t have guarantee to be working for a long while.
Believe that plumbers were trained to do the job, have the proper tools to fix anything even the sink, and that they are also insured if a little mishap happens (which is unlikely).
The next time you’re faced with a clogged sink or toilet, don’t try to be a Tinkerbell or Handy Manny, and venture to do a DIY. Call your friendly expert plumber, and have him get things flowing in no time.