When something goes wrong with the plumbing in your home or business, many people first turn to a professional plumber, but not everyone. Wanting to put in your own sweat equity is admirable, but sometimes it can result in the job being done wrong or providing less than ideal results. Watching a DIY video on YouTube can be empowering, but you will probably feel differently half way through when you truly realize you have no idea what you are doing.
Hiring a fly-by-night handyman may save you money up front, but will likely end up costing you more down the line when the problem reappears or only continues to get worse.
Plumbing emergencies can happen at any time, and calling in a professional plumbing service like Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating is the best way to go for the following reasons:
Training and Experience
Professional plumbers have been trained specifically in plumbing, unlike handymen who are considered to be jacks of all trades (but masters of none). You can try tackling your plumbing problems yourself, but you likely don’t have any plumbing training, and even if you do you likely haven’t come across as many complex situations as the professionals have.
A professional plumber will have all of the necessary tools, compared to a handyman who may just try to make do with whatever they have in their toolbox. You won’t have to go shop around at the hardware store for parts you need, which can be difficult for well-intentioned amateurs who often don’t even know exactly what you do need to get the job done. Professional plumbers utilize the latest in technology, including video camera inspections for sewer lines and other plumbing-specific tools that tend to be exclusively owned and operated by professional plumbers.
Plumbers know how to get your building up to date with the latest codes and can also ensure your drinking water is not contaminated. Doing it yourself can cause property damage and even result in health risks. Many accidents are caused by people not knowing what they are doing which is why you should leave it to the professionals.
If professional plumbers get things wrong they will come back until they get the job done right. Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating offers lifetime warranties on all of our chemically welded fittings and schedule 40 piping as well as ABS and PVC. You likely won’t get these guarantees from a handyman and you certainly won’t enjoy them when you do the job yourself.
Professional plumbers can detect problems early, before they become more serious and cause major damage. A local handyman or DIY plumber would not be able to detect these types of issues. A real plumber with the right training and equipment can find the root of the problem and check out your whole system for other issues.
Hiring an unlicensed contractor is illegal in some states, and you may be setting yourself up for fraud. Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating employs licensed and educated plumbers who are experts in their field.