Many homeowners take a substantial amount of pride in being able to repair and maintain things around the home. Whether that's unclogging toilets or replacing fixtures, certain plumbing jobs can not only be accomplished by the average homeowner, it's often far more simple to do so than calling a professional do it for you.
Nevertheless, there are a few jobs that will absolutely require plumbing assistance to get things done. Several of those are outlined below. If you see any of them on your to-do list, contact a plumber and ask about plumbing assistance immediately.
1. Water Leaks
More often than not, a water leak inside your home is not only a call for a regular plumber but an emergency plumber at that. While patching up a leak inside your house is one thing, trying to identify where the leak is located is another matter entirely, and plumbers have specialized tools to be able to do just that without having to tear off massive parts of your wall to find it. If the job entails fixing a water leak in your ceiling, the difficulties are compounded even more. Contact a plumber who has experience in this department to get it fixed instead of trying to do it yourself.
2. Backed Up Toilet
A simple plunger or one of the other DIY methods is usually enough to dislodge just about any clog that is causing your toilet to back up. But if you notice that it's not just one toilet, but several inside your home that is depositing water and sewage in your house, you'll need to call a plumber immediately. This means that there is a problem inside your home's sewer line, which requires a significant level of expertise to handle. If it's just one toilet, but the clog is deep, contact a professional to schedule plumbing assistance to get it dislodged as quickly as possible.
3. Bathroom or Kitchen Remodel
What homeowner doesn't dream about that new improved kitchen or bathroom inside their house? Most people would love to have a gas range or a home spa inside their bathroom, but getting that job done will require quite a bit of plumbing assistance. You'll need help to design the layouts of the room, know the best way to lay down the pipes, and complete the paperwork. Moreover, if you do plan on adding that new gas range, you'll need a professional to lay the pipes for you, since working on gas lines is illegal in most areas.