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DIY Gone BAD

DIY Gone BAD

Plumbers are highly trained professionals who have education, experience and hands-on training in all things related to plumbing. They are leaders in their field who are there to help you, the homeowner, keep your pipes running clear and in one piece. While you may be able to fix a clogged drain with a shot of Drano, anything more serious should call for the help of a plumber as most DIY attempts fail miserably in the plumbing field.

Hot Water Heaters

Hot water heaters are the most important appliance in your home. They heat the water you use for washing dishes, doing laundry, showering and cooking, without your hot water heater, you are left with dirty dishes and no showering in sight. You may look at your hot water heater and think that this is a piece of cake, there are only a few connections and you can fix the old one or replace it quickly and easily. While this may look easy, it is not.

It is very important that you find a plumber to come and fix or replace your hot water heater for you as it is very easy to have an epic fail when you try to DIY. For instance, many older homes require and upgrade to the connections leading to the heater. If these connections are not replaced, then you will run into a fire hazard or the possibility of your new hot water heater not working at all.

Flooding

It happens, you come home from work and you have a flooded basement either from a busted pipe or rising ground water. You think that it is easy to just suck out the standing water with a sump pump and call it a day but really, there is much more to the process. Whenever there is standing water, even if it is for a few minutes, mold can begin to grow. It is only with the help of a licensed plumber that the water gets cleaned up properly and then they access the damage to determine if flooring and/or walls should be replaced or cleaned with a bleach/water mixture to reduce the chances of mold growing in the flooded area. When you attempt a DIY in a flood, you are asking for trouble. The most epic fail comes when you have mold growing that you don’t know about until you try to sell the home or your family becomes ill.

Clogged Pipes

Drano and liquid plumber are the two main go-to tools for anyone who has a clogged drain. The problem is that these helpers do not always get the job done leaving the homeowner to attempt a DIY project to clear the clogged pipe.

There are times when there is just a small clog near the opening of the line but most of the time there is a deeper problem when it comes to clogs that the DIY just won’t fix. Only your plumber can get the deep rooted clogs that will not come out with the liquid fixes. If you try to do it yourself, you will only find an epic fail when the clog just returns bigger than ever.

We've seen too many DIY disasters. Save yourself the headache and call the professionals of 24-7 Plumbing and Drain at (951) 338-9844 for service in the Murrieta area!

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