Common Mistakes People Make With DIY Plumbing

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If you are a homeowner, you have most likely dealt with a clogged sink, a dripping faucet, or an improperly working toilet. While fixing your own plumbing saves money, it doesn’t take much for a quick fix to become a full-fledged plumbing disaster. 

By hiring the services of a licensed plumber, you enlist the services of trained professionals who specialize in the task of installing and maintaining plumbing systems used for potable water, sewage, and drainage. Relying on their services will help you avoid mistakes that lead to property damage, mold, and wall stains.

If you still want to go down the DIY route, it’s essential that you steer clear of mistakes that could prove to be costly. To do so, Angel Plumbing has compiled a list of the most common mistakes people make with DIY plumbing.

1. Performing a DIY home renovation.
Online tutorials and do-it-yourself videos have convinced many homeowners into taking up renovation projects on their own. While a do-it-yourself (DIY) renovation may reduce your financial burden, it can often result in complications and accidents in the long run. As a homeowner, you may neither have the expertise nor the required tools to handle a problem if it suddenly arises. To ensure there are no risks involved, it is in your best interest to enlist the services of a professional plumbing company or plumber. 

2. Not consulting an expert.
Most homeowners believe that a small home renovation project will not require any assistance from a plumber. However, regardless of the size of a renovation project, in most cases, a qualified plumber will become a necessity. An expert has the necessary training, resources, and permits needed to install, repair, and maintain your systems. 

3. Using poor quality materials.
People compromise on quality by choosing lower-priced materials or products. Unfortunately, this may not last long and require frequent repairs. It is, therefore, better to invest in a durable item and save yourself from the inconvenience and additional expenses. 

4. Working without following the code.
Permits enable local building officials to have oversight over home improvement projects and ensure that they are performed to code. However, homeowners are often unaware about the various construction permits that they need to acquire when reconfiguring the house plumbing, installing a new system, or building a bathroom and end up with unpermitted work on their property.

5. Carrying out work that is not approved.
When homeowners make plumbing installations despite being denied approval by city officials, they could be subject to penalties. Moreover, when they get unpermitted work at their property, it devalues their home, which means it may take longer to sell and may sell for less money.

6. Misunderstanding which items to use.
People often lack knowledge about the right plumbing material to use for specific issues and end up using the wrong item. This can lead to a waste of time and money, as they have to call a plumber later and incur additional costs on the right material. It could also lead to a safety hazard. For example, if you mismatch iron pipe threads and flare compression threads in a gas dryer, it could lead to a fire hazard.

7. Not hiring professionals to do the job. 
It is always better to hire a professional plumber to help you do the job right the first time, instead of hiring someone to mend what you broke while attempting to repair it. By hiring a professional plumber who is experienced, licensed, and trained, you ensure that your plumbing issues are fixed efficiently as a professional will have the skills required to handle challenges that may arise during work.

For the best commercial and residential plumbing services to clients across Oakville, reach out to the experts at Angel Plumbing. With over twenty-four years of experience in plumbing, we are a team of experienced professionals that offer reliable services and use high-quality material. We provide our plumbing services to clients across Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Milton, Brampton, Hamilton, and Etobicoke, ON.

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