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How Much Does a Water Leak Repair Cost?

Doing things on your own is a trend that is gaining popularity every day. People love the satisfaction of learning something new and doing it themselves. They also love the fact that doing it yourself usually costs less, but when it comes to plumbing that is not always the case. Plumbing is not one of those things that can safely be done on your own without any prior knowledge.

Plumbers are certified technicians that have learned the ins and outs of safety on the job as well as how to get the job done in the most cost-effective manner. If you take on a plumbing job yourself, chances are you will end up paying more than if you just hired a professional. Continue reading to learn more about cheap ways to fix leaky pipes and the dangers of doing it yourself.

Facts About Sealants and Repair Tape

Plumbing sealant and repair tape are both viable options for leaky pipe repair and they are both relatively cheap to purchase as well. It is recommended, though, that if you choose this method of fixing a leaky pipe that you use both the pipe sealant and the tape rather than just one or the other. Results prove that using them together works far better than one or the other.

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Essentially plumbing sealant is basically plumbing glue, and repair tape is just a type of tape used for pipes. Pretty self-explanatory, right? First, turn off the water supply and dry out the problem area. Then you apply the sealant, followed by the tape wrapped around the sealant. Doing this effectively can potentially save the costs of a burst pipe.

The Risks of DIY Plumbing

The above-stated method could potentially be done without the help of a professional, but that said, you never know what you are going to run into with your plumbing. Once you reach the problem area you could run into a whole mess of potential health risks. Professionals are trained to know how to handle any health risks that could arise.

Some of the potential “DIY” plumbing health risks include:

  • diy risksAsbestos
  • Lead
  • Mold
  • Dust
  • Solder
  • Silica
  • Sulfur Dioxide

The last thing you want is to be sick from unknowingly being exposed to one or more of these health hazards. Save yourself the medical bill and call a professional for help.

The Truth About Water Leak Services

You never know just how severe the plumbing issue is unless you call a professional. The DIY “how-to” articles will only tell you so much. Chances are, you have more than one problem and you can’t properly diagnose what’s going on because you don’t have all the training a professional has, especially when dealing with water leaks

A professional will not only be able to diagnose the problem along with any future issues, but they will always have the tools that are needed. In the plumbing industry, you never really know what kind of situation you are about to be in, so professionals know to go prepared for anything and everything.

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Meanwhile, you would most likely end up making multiple trips to the store in an attempt to fix the problem on your own. You could even need the repiping of your entire plumbing system, so fixing one leaky pipe would be a complete waste of money in that scenario. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and leave the plumbing problems to the professionals.

The Plumbing Dr Is Here to Help

The reliable master plumbers at The Plumbing Dr are providing plumbing services in Falls Church. Their friendly and knowledgeable plumbers promise customers a satisfaction guarantee, along with upfront and honest pricing.