When a plumbing problem arises, it can be tempting to want to break out the toolbox and attempt to remedy the issue on your own, and sometimes, this can be a fairly viable route to take. Other times, however, tackling plumbing issues yourself could potentially make the problem worse.
Paso Robles plumbing company 4G’s Plumbing wants to share these helpful tips on when it’s safe to tackle something yourself, and when you should hire a professional plumber to do the job:
Be honest with yourself
Ego can be a stubborn thing. Sometimes you may want to tackle something merely to keep the ego intact, particularly if you consider yourself a “handy” kind of person. The fact of the matter is though, is that if you don’t have the proper tools and training, attempting to fix a plumbing issue could worsen the problem.
Simple fixes such as a leaky faucet or a clogged drain could potentially be fixed yourself. Oftentimes, a clogged drain can be fixed with a plunger. Make sure that you have the correctly shaped plunger for the job; toilet plungers are different shapes then ones used up unclog sinks or bathtubs. Some clogs will require a plumbing snake, which is something that, although is fairly easy to use, is not typically found in the household tool arsenal.
A leaky faucet can be a bit trickier to fix yourself. It will require some basic plumbing tools, and you will also need to know how to turn your water off before you attempt to make the repairs.
More complex jobs: Call in the “big guns”
More complex fixes that may require experts include jobs that require accessing the sewer line, going into walls to access pipes, or anything to do with your water heater. These are the kind of jobs that, unless you have extensive plumbing experience, will need to be handled by the professionals, such as the Paso Robles plumbing experts at 4G’s Plumbing.
The Paso Robles plumbing experts at 4G’s Plumbing can help you tackle your plumbing job, no matter if it’s as small as a clogged drain or a more extensive fix. We take pride in being a family-owned and operated, Central Coast based business. We strive to provide the absolute best customer service available with each and every job we take. Call 4G’s Plumbing today at (805) 835-3024.