DIY--Should You Bother?

DIY--Should You Bother?

With the advent of Google, we can find how to do practically anything on the Internet. This had led to the birth of countless DIY sites and how-to guides springing up everywhere, leading us to believe we can truly do anything ourselves. However, while our independent nature may lead us to wanting to solve our own problems, there are certain home improvement instances in which it is necessary to bring on the help of a professional. One of these circumstances is plumbing.

Whether you want to save money, don’t trust the handiwork of anyone else, or even enjoy the process of working on your home alone, we know there may be many factors involved in your decision of not hiring a Bartlett professional. While these may make sense in the moment, there are several things that may go wrong in the event of you working on plumbing yourself.

Here are a few things to consider before bothering with DIY plumbing:

  • Legality – Some areas require all plumbing be done by a professional, especially if you are going to put your home up for sale. In fact, even with a licensed Bartlett plumber, you may be required to acquire a permit, depending on the project you are taking on. If you do not follow these regulation, you will be charged with costly fines.
  • Skill set – Certain practices, such as changing a toilet flapper, will prove to be easily fixed. However, certain plumbing practices may be far more complicated than you may imagine.
  • Time – While it may seem like an easy task to handle, unexpected issues may arise during your DIY plumbing project. These issues may become incredibly time consuming and require a level of dedication you may not be prepared to give. You may be halfway through a project and realize you’re missing the right part to move forward. These situations wouldn’t arise with a licensed Bartlett plumber.
  • Health hazards – We all make mistakes. In the case of you installing a part incorrectly, you may be risking severe health hazards you are unaware of. Enlisting the help of a professional plumber can help ease your worries of major issues arising in the future, thus costing you more money.

Contact Our Bartlett Plumbers Today

As you can see, enlisting the services of a Bartlett plumber will save you time and money down the line. At Smiths’ Plumbing Services, our skilled plumbers will apply our over 10 years of experience to whatever plumbing issue you are facing. We pride ourselves on delivering expert service while remaining affordable, friendly, and efficient.

Contact us with any and all plumbing needs by calling (901) 290-1110.

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