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Many homeowners will try to attempt a do-it-yourself plumbing repair rather than pay a professional to come in and take care of the issue. However, that is not always the best plan of action. While it may be okay for you to unblock a sink or fix a leaky tap, there are a few simple plumbing jobs that can go very wrong. Here are a few reasons why it is better to hire a professional.

  1. The professional plumber will have all the proper tools that are needed for a particular job. That includes specialized equipment that most homeowners do not have in their toolboxes.
  2. You may be able to mend a small hole or split in a pipe to stop a leak, but if the pipe is corroded or weakened by frost damage it will not fix the bigger issue at hand. Professional plumbers know how to find and fix the real issue so that the problem does not persist.
  3. Safety is a huge concern when doing any plumbing work and it must comply with building regulations to ensure it won’t endanger your home or family. So if you need work done for fitting an electric shower, you need a qualified professional to certify its safety.