Pipe repair: DIY or Professional project?
When is DIY okay?
Homeowners occasionally try to undertake do it yourself (DIY) projects. For small projects that require little expertise such as repairing toilet hardware, replacing new faucets, or repairing a clogged drain, homeowners are safe and within their realm. In fact, being a smart and savvy homeowner includes knowing how to make minor fixes to your home. It is important, however, for a homeowner to know when attempting DIY project will cause more harm than good, and seek professional assistance.
Call in the Professionals!
A good rule of thumb to use when determining whether or not a plumber is needed is if you can’t see it, don’t try to fix it. For example, if you have a burst water pipe in your home, you cannot see the plumbing in the wall so it’s not a smart undertaking. Homeowners may also notice that their faucet or shower isn’t flowing as they should. It is okay to check if it’s a quick fix, however sometimes these problems are caused by internal plumbing issues that requires water pipe repair. If you are faced with any such situation, our professional licensed plumbing staff at Jeff’s Kitchen and Bath can assist. Our plumbers will actively listen as you describe the issue and propose the needed solution.
Burst water pipes in a home can be caused by many reasons, however, the most prevalent causes are outdated pipes, cold weather, and rust. Homeowners, especially those in older homes, are encouraged to have biannual inspections to prevent unwanted water pipe repair.
If you suspect that you have a burst water pipe in your home, contact Jeff’s Kitchen and Beyond at (407) 968-1801 for our free in home estimate. Our staff is available 24/7’s for your emergency plumbing needs.