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When you consider a plumbing repair job that needs to be done, it’s tempting to want to do it yourself. Calling a plumber means you have to pay them and have the repair done on their timetable. If you do it yourself, you can do it at your convenience and the hopefully save some money. For small plumbing tasks, it’s usually okay to take care of it yourself if you know what you’re doing and have the proper tools, but if you’re out of your scope of expertise, we definitely recommend you call us at Ben Franklin Plumbing – Mooresville to handle your plumbing repair needs.

Should You Go Pro or DIY for Plumbing Repair?

What people often don’t realize is that plumbing repair is usually a more involved project than they realize. If you don’t have the proper training and know-how, a seemingly small plumbing repair project can turn into a huge disaster. Plumbing involves water, and many times the water is unsanitary (like if you are working with sewage lines). If you make a mistake during your project, the consequences can be drastic.
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Water damage is unforgiving, and many of the materials we use to construct our homes are not very water resistant. Carpets, hardwoods, furniture, wood cabinets, etc. can all be damaged in the event of a water leak. Depending on the amount of water and the duration of the exposure, some materials may or may not be saved. If it’s sewage water, materials can become unsanitary and must be thrown out if they can’t be sufficiently cleaned. As you consider the plumbing job, think about what could go wrong and if you are willing and able to deal with collateral damage if it doesn’t turn out as expected.

Another consideration is the tools needed to perform the plumbing job. Plumbers are equipped with everything they need to complete any plumbing job. If you are a DIY-er, you may find yourself running to the store several times to pick up new tools and parts you didn’t realize you needed. By the end of a plumbing repair, you may have spent more on tools than you would have to just pay the plumber to do that job!

If you want to avoid the hassle and cost of doing your own plumbing repair, call us at Ben Franklin Pluming – Mooresville, and we will take good care of you!