Feb 28, 2014   //   by Daniel Cordova   //   Baldwin Park Plumber, Blog, Home Plumbing  //  Comments Off on Should I hire a plumber to help me remodel?

Plumbing Jobs That You Should Not Attempt On Your Own


West Covina PlumberThere are some plumbing jobs you can do on your own; however, there are some plumbing jobs you should never attempt by yourself such as trying fix a plumbing line that is backed up. A backed up line is when water from a fixture such as with a shower, shows up in another fixture, such as a nearby sink. This kind of situation often occurs when a homeowner is renovating a kitchen or bathroom and a water line needs to be added or moved. This is when you need a professional plumber. He or she should be there to tap into the existing water lines and then “build out the new pipe.”

Water heater repairs are another plumbing job that should be done by a professional plumber. Repairing a water heater on your own could be deadly; especially when repairing a gas water heater. Gas leaks and fire hazards are possible; hence the need for a professional plumber to take care of the job.

Another plumbing job that you should not attempt on your own is when you are adding or remodeling a new addition to your home. Often, when undertaking this kind of project, a local permit is required and that means that the job could be complicated and dangerous. Save yourself aggravation time and possible serious consequences and seek help from a plumber.

Most importantly, if your toilet backs up into your showers or tubs, the main line is often the problem. This is clearly a job for a professional plumber. They are trained professionals and know what to do when this happens. When a shower valve needs to be replaced, this is also the time for a plumber. He or she can help you pick out the right valve for your shower and change the valve and finish the job without damaging your shower wall. Replacing your tub is a comprehensive job and is a job that should be handled by a professional plumber.

To conclude, some plumbing problems are easy and quick to handle but when it comes to such actions as remodeling or adding new appliances to your home, a professional plumber should be contacted.

Are you in need of a residential plumber for a home project in the West Covina area? Call Daniel Cordova Plumbing at (626) 962-0885 and get started today!

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