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Plumbing Jobs That You Should Not Attempt On Your Own

Plumbing jobs; the majority of them are tricky, and require a lot of know-how about plumbing, as well as how to fix plumbing problems. If you aren’t a trained plumber, it is wise to hire a plumber to help you with your plumbing problems. If you do not hire a professional; but try to tackle your plumbing problems yourself, you could be headed for many more plumbing problems. Especially when it comes to certain plumbing problems.

So what are the types of plumbing problems that you would and should use a professional plumber for? For starters, not all leaks are easy to repair. They can be difficult, in-depth, and require the help of a trained professional to figure out and repair them. Especially if the leak is behind a wall, or in a difficult area. You should call a trained plumber to fix most of your plumbing problems.

Toilets are tricky. You may have been taught that you can fix the toilet. However; toilets are tricky pieces of equipment. They aren’t always straight forward with repairs. You shouldn‘t use a plunger for every toilet issue. If you have a toilet that isn’t working, did you know you can do more harm than good by using a plunger? Call a professional to fix it so you don’t break any pipes, or cause more harm. Without the know-how, you can end up with a toilet that doesn’t work at all, and may need to be replaced.
Water heaters. The same theory goes for water heaters, never try to fix one yourself. If you have no idea what you are doing, you can end up damaging several things; including, the water heater, pipes, walls, even the floor. Damage to a hot water heater can cause extensive flooding. If a pipe ruptures, you can end up burned, as well as cut off the hot water to the house.
And, clogged pipes should be fixed by a plumber. You may think it‘s straightforward to fix a clog, but the truth is, not all pipes are straight, therefore being more difficult to unclog; especially in an older home. Plumbers have a lot of tools, especially geared toward clogs. They also have the know-how to remove clogs. So why waste your time, effort, and maybe money, when you can call a professional?
Are you in need of a residential plumber for a home project in the Arlington area? Call The Plumbing Doctor at 703-525-9280 and get started today!