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How to Know if you should DIY or Call a Plumber

How to know if you should DIY or call a plumber

Are you a DIY aficionado? Do you love taking on new home improvement projects? When it comes to your home’s plumbing systems it’s important to know when you can DIY, and when you need to call a plumber. Hiring a professional can save you lots of time and money, and even the most seasoned DIY-ers sometimes need help from the pros!

Our team at Crosstown Plumbing has put together a list of plumbing jobs you can DIY, and plumbing jobs that are best left to seasoned experts. 

Plumbing Jobs You Can DIY

Certain home plumbing jobs are probably safe to DIY, especially if you have some experience. These include:

  • Installing a new shower head or faucet
  • Unclogging a toilet
  • Unclogging a sink or shower drain
  • Fixing a leaking faucet
  • Fixing a running toilet 

Most of us have the basic tools needed for these jobs, including a plunger, drain declogger, a screwdriver, and a wrench, just to name a few. We’ve all dealt with clogged toilets, leaky sinks, and clogged shower drains before, so it’s generally safe to tackle these tasks yourself. 

Plumbing Jobs Best Left to the Pros

Other jobs, however, are more complicated and often require a professional. These include:

  • Installing a water heater
  • Repairing cracked pipes
  • Moving existing pipes
  • Renovating your bathroom or your kitchen
  • Dealing with roots clogging your drain lines 

Despite the apparent hardiness, your home’s plumbing system can actually be quite delicate and certain tasks are best left to someone who has the necessary knowledge and skills. Doing it yourself might result in creating a bigger and more expensive problem down the line. Not to mention, when your plumbing system goes down it causes a huge inconvenience for everyone in your home. It’s not worth the risk. 

For more information on help with DIY plumbing projects, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Crosstown Plumbing today or visit our website at: https://www.crosstownplumbing.com/

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