Plumbing Fixes You Should Never DIY

Just like you wouldn’t conduct extensive electrical work without experience, the same applies to plumbing. One wrong move and you could put you and your loved ones in a dangerous situation. Of course, some minor tasks can be completed with ease (i.e., replacing a toilet seat), but others should be handled by a skilled, experienced professional.

Before you tackle a task, here are a few things that you should always call a pro to handle:

Plumbing Fixes to Never DIY

Toilet Replacement

There comes a time when you’ll have to replace your toilet. And if you’re eager to get this task accomplished right away, then you might try to tackle the project on your own. However, that usually spells disaster, especially if the proper steps in the equation aren’t taken before you remove the bowl.

For instance, the water needs to be shut off so that you won’t encounter possible water damage (hello, spillage). Once that’s complete, you’ll have to drain the toilet, remove the water supply line, and more before you can even think about removing your current bowl. And if one step is missed, you could have a rather significant problem on your hands.

Hidden Pipe Leaks

If you suspect that there is a hidden pipe leak in your home, there’s a chance that it could be coming from any direction. Sure, you might be ~lucky~ and see a sign of a leak (i.e., water damage on the ceiling or the formation of mold), but there are many times where the leak can’t be detected.

And if you attempt to search for it on your own, your home will eventually look like a slice of swiss cheese with all the holes you’ll be putting in the walls. When you call in a professional, not only will they be able to detect the leak, with ease, but they’ll be able to repair the problem and will even clean the area.

Broken Garbage Disposal

When a kitchen is equipped with this helpful tool, it can make cleaning up around your cooking space a breeze! Of course, just like anything else, there’s a chance that you could encounter a problem with your device. And if the proper precaution isn’t taken, it can lead to a hazardous situation.

Even if your disposal isn’t entirely broken and needs a cleaning or blade replacement, a professional should always take on this job. They’ll be able to complete the task, swiftly, leaving little room for error. And within minutes, you can go back to a fully functioning unit!

The Minute You Encounter a Plumbing Problem, Call Dr.Mitch “Wright” Away!

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and HVAC needs, which is why we happen to offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (901) 795-9044.