Hiring a professional plumber: Many plumbing projects maybe simple enough to do by yourself, especially with the help of online resources. However, there are times when calling a professional plumber is the best option. Even some seemingly easy projects are best handled by a pro. Save yourself some time and hassle by calling a professional plumber for the following types of plumbing projects:
When Permits Are Required: For some projects such as: bathroom remodeling or moving existing plumbing or adding new a new gas line may require a permit. A professional would be able to access the situation to determine if a permit is required, walk you through and help you with the process and ensure that all codes are adhered to.
Main Line Stoppage: Anytime the toilets are backing up into the tubs and showers the problem is most likely the main line. This usually requires special equipment that most homeowners don’t typically have. Renting the equipment may be an option but it’s not advisable unless you have experience using it.
Shower Valve Replacement: There are many options available and selecting the right valve might be confusing. A professional can help guide you through the process of picking the best one for you. There is also the possibility of damaging the shower walls in the process. A professional plumber will know how to change the valve with the least amount of damage (if any) to your walls.
Water Heaters: Depending on this situation it is not recommended to work on your own water heater without experience or proper guidance as there are a lot of things that can go wrong during a repair which may end up causing more damage.
Tub Replacement: This is a big project even for the professional plumber. It may sound straight forward, but it is quite a complicated process and not recommended for the do it yourselfer!
Even with small projects it can sometimes be worthwhile to call a professional plumber as it can sometimes save both time and money.