Do-It-Yourself or Call a Plumber? When DIYs Turn into Disasters
Sure, it looks simple and yes, there are a lot of plumbing repair how-to videos on YouTube, but if we told you how many do-it-yourselfers called San Diego plumbing service Perry Plumbing to rectify their “handiwork,” you may hesitate before picking up that wrench and hammer.
While we are happy to share simple plumbing tips that can get you out of a temporary bind, most often we find we save you money by getting the job done right and quickly the first time! (Speaking of saving money, we’ve fashioned some special holiday discounts on plumbing services to make sure your plumbing system is running smoothly in time for the holiday guest influx.)
Indulge us while we share these reasons a professional San Diego plumber saves you money, increases your standard of living, and boosts your home’s resale value.
- DIYers take too much time. One homeowner told us he had spent three weekends repairing a clogged sink pipe, a 45-minute fix for us. When we asked why he spent so much time, he replied, “I thought I was so close!” He was never close to fixing the issue, but he was always so close to having it fixed by a professional, who was only a phone call away.
- Home and business owners don’t have the proper tools. Buying them is expensive and Do-It-Yourselfers try to make due with what they have, often botching the job. One homeowner told us he used needle nose pliers to fix a clogged drain. As the pair of pliers fell down the drain, he soon realized while dialing for a professional that nose pliers should only be used for unclogging the nose and not the kitchen sink.
- Home and business owners don’t have the experience. Professionals figure out the quickest and most cost efficient way to “plumb” out a household issue. Your time is more valuable than you think, so do not spend 3 weeks on an issue that can be solved in less than an hour by a pro. Further, homeowners can cause costly damage when going it alone, impacting the home’s resale value. Treat your home like the castle it is by turning its problems over to professionals.
DIY projects may seem like a fun and an exciting new skill to acquire, but when it comes to plumbing, it is better to hand all the dirty work to a professional. Skip Do-It-Yourself and Dial-It-Yourself instead!
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