Three Drawbacks to DIY Plumbing


DIYing home projects can be a great way to save money. After all, a little elbow grease can go a long way! But for the average home or business owner here in Reno, tackling plumbing issues on your own can be more trouble that it’s worth. Here are three drawbacks to DIY plumbing.

Lack of Experience

The world wide web makes it easy to find tutorials, videos, and step-by-step instructions for just about any home repair. But there are so many potential issues specific to your situation that may not be covered. What then? What happens if the the leak you worked so carefully to fix isn’t completely repaired, and you’re facing the same issue again the next day? Lack of experience means you simply don’t have the skill set necessary to evaluate the problem and resolve it properly. And if the tutorial or video you’re following uses any kind of industry jargon, you may be stuck before you even get started!

Unless you have extensive plumbing experience, most household or office plumbing issues are best left to the experts. In Reno and Sparks, River City Plumbing offers emergency plumbing assistance around the clock. If you have a plumbing problem, our experienced and professional plumbers are here to help!

Cost vs Value

You may boil down the cost of hiring a plumber versus heading to Home Depot for supplies to deal with your plumbing problem on your own. The trouble with this take is that you’re failing to factor for your own time. Consider the time and effort you’re planning to devote to resolving your issue. Is it worth spending your entire weekend researching the problem, watching videos, going to the store once or twice (or three or four times), and then wrestling with your plumbing, all to avoid paying a professional to remedy the situation quickly and completely? That’s a decision you’ll have to make!

Unnecessary Stress

DIY plumbing can be a messy, stressful experience. If you’re not completely sure about what you’re doing, how can you be sure you’re doing it right? Hiring a professional like those here at River City Plumbing means expert service that you can count on – every time.

The Bottom Line

There may be some DIY plumbing jobs that just about anyone can safely tackle. If you’re replacing a showerhead or you just bought a new hose, you probably don’t need a plumber’s assistance. But issues that are more complicated are best left to the pros.

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