Reasons why hiring a professional is the right choice for that DIY project
When you have a plumbing project in mind, the temptation to want to complete the project on your own and save a few dollars can be overwhelming. Unless you are professionally trained though, you might find yourself in over your head if you make a simple mistake. What was originally a simple shower installation can quickly become a nightmare when the tiles from the old shower begin crumbling, or you discover there is mold in the walls and you weren’t adequately prepared. A plumber can advise you about the best materials, knows how to properly repair any plumbing issue and can ultimately save you money in the long run.
Safety Comes First
When you mix water with electricity, you create a dangerous situation that can end up costing you more money in repairs. Many localities also require you to acquire a plumbing permit before you begin work on your home. Replacing a water heater, underground piping, altering piping inside walls and new installations require permits for your safety and the safety of future occupants. In fact, the only time you don’t need a permit is when you need to complete ordinary repairs, such as replacing a faucet or in the case of emergency repairs.
Your homeowners policy may not cover repairs you made yourself if something happens to your home. If you install a new shower, water lines or complete a plumbing project that fails and you sustain water damage to your home, an inspection may reveal that you performed repairs on your own. This could easily violate your warranty and leave you making repairs on your own. This potential complication can be avoided by hiring a certified plumber to complete your projects.
When you consider the cost of permits, time lost and future repairs that might be needed if you don’t correctly complete the project, a DIY project begins to make little financial sense. Professional plumbers have plenty of stories about homeowners that wanted to complete a project themselves, only to find out that they actually made the project much more expensive in the long run. A professional plumber guarantees their services and if something goes wrong will make sure that they make it right.
Are you looking to upgrade your Naperville home? Call Jim Wagner Plumbing, Inc. at (630) 577-9241 and get started today!