As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to disrupt daily life, we know many of you are working from home and self-quarantining. A houseful of people puts added stress on your plumbing system. It can increase the likelihood of serious plumbing and drain problems in Cthe OVID-19 situation.
There’s a fine balance when it comes to plumbing repairs. On the one hand, some issues you can handle yourself. On the flip side, if you mess up a repair, you can potentially turn a simple problem into a plumbing emergency. It add extensive water damage to your eventual repair bill.
It’s crucial to be able to distinguish a simple job that you can take on yourself from a situation where you need to call in a local plumber near you right away.
The most important factor when you’re deciding whether to call a local plumber is your own handiness and experience.
If you built your own house and installed all the pipes yourself, you’re probably prepared to take on any and all challenges.
If you’ve never picked up a wrench, however, you might want to think twice before tackling anything more difficult than a leaky faucet.
Of course, even with no experience, you can do some jobs on your own. The key is to know when to stop before you make things worse. Among the tasks that even a complete amateur might be able to complete:
After you master the basics and expand your skillset a bit, you might feel comfortable taking on more complicated jobs. However, you still need to know your limits. For jobs that require going into the walls, involve issues with the water heater or present problems with the sewer line. You will almost always need professional help. Plus, another benefit to hiring a plumber is that he is more likely to spot problems. So that you could overlook, like outdated pipe materials or mold under the sink.
Everest Mechanical wants to assure homeowners and business customers that we are taking steps to help our employees and customers stay safe and healthy. Everest Mechanical continues to be ready to help with service anytime you need us. We’re carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation and strictly following government health and safety guidelines. It minimizes the spread of the virus and protects our customers and employees in every community we serve.
It’s better to get help from a professional than to perform a shoddy or incomplete job that creates more trouble down the road.
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