Do you have a toilet in your home that is clogged up?
As long as it isn’t a persistent problem, you can usually fix it on your own. You can do some DIY plumbing to the toilet to unclog it and get it working like it’s supposed to again.
In this instance, you aren’t going to need many DIY plumbing tools to tackle this task. But there are some more serious plumbing problems that you shouldn’t ever attempt to take on yourself.
Here are three plumbing jobs that you should leave up to the professionals.
1. Fixing a Plumbing Pipe That Has Burst
If you have a plumbing pipe in your home that has frozen and burst, you should turn off your water as soon as you can to stop water from leaking out of it. But that’s the extent of the DIY plumbing that you should do when you have a busted plumbing pipe.
This plumbing pipe is usually going to need to be replaced. And you should not be the one to replace it. You should instead call on a plumber to help you out with it.
If you try to replace a burst plumbing pipe yourself, you might make a bad situation worse. All the DIY plumbing hacks in the world won’t be enough to get the job done right.
2. Clearing Up a Clogged Sewer Line
As we alluded to earlier, you can unclog a toilet once or twice on your own. But if your toilet keeps backing up, it could indicate an issue with your home’s sewer line.
Over the years, this sewer line can start to clog up and then back up into your home. And it could cause chaos if you’re not careful.
A DIY plumbing snake isn’t going to be enough to unclog a sewer line. You’ll need to hire a reputable plumber to help you out with this messy situation.
3. Replacing an Old Hot Water Heater
There are some plumbing-related appliances that you might be able to replace on your own. For example, you might be up for the challenge that comes along with doing DIY dishwasher plumbing.
But you shouldn’t give a second thought to trying to DIY hot water heater replacement. It’s too complicated of a job for anyone who isn’t a plumber.
A plumber can come into your home and take your old water heater out when it’s shot before putting a new one into its place.
Don’t Resort to DIY Plumbing When It Comes to These Potentially Dangerous Tasks
Your home’s plumbing system is going to need to be repaired every so often. You’ll be able to do at least some of the repairs that need to be made to it.
But you shouldn’t do DIY plumbing all the time. If there is a task that must be done that could end up being dangerous to some degree, it’s best to touch base with a plumber to have them handle it for you.
Check out our other blog articles for more tips on maintaining your home’s plumbing system.