In the modern world we live in, with free information abundant on the World Wide Web, D.I.Y. is king! It seems that everyone everywhere is asking themselves, “Why to hire a professional when I can do this myself for next to nothing?” Before you start taking your home plumbing system apart, please consider these few points.

First and foremost, there’s a lot more to your plumbing system than meets the eye. Sure, there are large pipes and joints, but there are also screens, traps, and other small parts that you might not be aware of under the surface. Losing any of these or putting them back incorrectly could leave you with more problems than you started with.

Another thing to consider is the Plumbing code. The Plumbing code exists to set a standard for sanitation, keeping you, your family, and your community safe. Not only do plumbers need to go through a licensing and examination process, but they also spend a great deal of time as an apprentice to a journeyman plumber while they apply what they have learned in a real-life setting.

Last, but certainly not least, many times do-it-yourselfers find that they may have bitten off more than they can chew. Either they get halfway through the destruction phase and decide it’s too much. Or worse, they complete the project to find the problem still exists, or there is now something else wrong. This often ends up costing more. First, your cost for materials, then the cost of hiring someone to fix it anyways. Remember, when in doubt, call Express Plumbing Heating & Air out!

Brad Jordan

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