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Plumbing Jobs That You Should Not Attempt On Your Own


Orlando PlumberIf you are the type of person that usually does home repairs and modifications yourself, you may think you can tackle plumbing projects as well. However, electrical and plumbing are the two biggest areas that you should pay a professional to do for your home. These three plumbing projects are ones that you should never attempt on your own:

Putting in a Bathroom: Putting in a bathroom is not cheap. Many people planning bathroom renovations and additions will try to cut costs on labor by doing the work themselves, but running plumbing for sinks, toilets, bathtubs and showers requires professional planning and execution. If everything goes 100% according to plan, you may save money, but if there are any issues or mistakes, it can end up costing you thousands (sometimes even tens of thousands) of dollars more by the time the project is done.

Remodeling Kitchen Layout: Changing out kitchen appliances, flooring or tile to give your kitchen a facelift can easily be done on your own. Moving a sink, adding a prep sink or tying a dishwasher into existing plumbing should be done through a professional. These are serious jobs that carry a high risk of creating more damage later on if they are done incorrectly. Kitchens can have a lot of electrical and gas lines that you do not want to disrupt or flood if your plumbing job does not go as planned.

Large Leaks: Small leaks can often be diagnosed and fixed yourself, but large leaks require a professional. Water is incredibly destructive! It can ruin flooring, walls, ceilings and expensive finishes in very little time Once water has gotten in somewhere the damage has already started. If water is not allowed to dry properly because it is sealed off or leaks return, mold can form and make your family sick. Mold is not only toxic, it is also expensive to remove. So the next time you have a large leak, call in a professional to diagnose and fix the issue so it will not do more costly damage down the road.

Are you in need of a residential plumber for a home project in the Orlando area? Call Shamrock Plumbing and Drain Cleaning at 407-292-8881 and get started today!

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