Plumbing is a necessity in your home, so it’s important to keep your pipes, drains, and plumbing fixtures in good working order. Many routine plumbing maintenance tasks won’t require a professional plumber. Some, like unclogging a slow drain, fixing a clogged toilet, or cleaning out the garbage disposal, can be easily taken care of at home. But when it comes to cleaning, maintaining, and repairing your plumbing, it can be tough to make the call to call in a professional plumber. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether you need to hire a professional plumber or DIY a plumbing solution.
Think Carefully Before You DIY
When you decide to tackle a problem yourself, there are several things to consider. First, you may not be able to budget your plumbing project as accurately as a professional. While it may seem more cost-effective to take on the repair or other project yourself, you could wind up spending a lot more on supplies, and a lot more time, on the plumbing than you intended. At the end of the day, it may just be less cost-effective than hiring a professional plumber. Plus, if you’re weighing your options for taking on a plumbing project alone or calling a professional, chances are you might need a professional. After all, plumbers are trained and licensed, making them better equipped to find a permanent solution. The upfront costs can save you on future repairs.
How Much Will it Cost
Cost is an important factor for most homeowners when it comes to calling a professional plumber. Plumbers charge for labor, so the upfront costs are often higher than you may want to budget for your plumbing repairs. However, they also have their own tools, and the experience to take on your project as quickly and efficiently as they can. By paying the upfront costs for professional plumbing maintenance, you can save yourself costly repairs in the long run.
Calling a professional plumber for repair jobs, and even for routine maintenance, can help you prevent extensive damage and costly water damage down the road. Some repairs, like a running toilet, should always be handled by a professional to avoid basement flooding and other devastating damages to your home. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and with regular professional plumbing maintenance, you can avoid plenty of grief while saving on home maintenance costs.
Get in Touch With B&D Today!
Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!