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Reasons why hiring a professional is the right choice for that DIY project


Orlando plumberIf you are thinking about doing a complicated plumbing project on your own you may want to think twice. While simple projects like exchanging a PVC elbow-piece for a newer one may be relatively easy and painless, complicated projects, installations, and metal piping are usually left to a professional plumber.

Professionals are safer, offer warranties, and are less expensive in the long run. Mistakes can frequently spell disastrous, so when it comes to plumbing know your limits.


If your project will require soldering, welding, or brazing there are many hazards that will come into play. Hot metal in tight spaces, not to mention sparks and the possibility of a fire, may cause serious damage to you or your home. Plumbers have numerous safety procedures that will prevent damage to your home. Most amateurs are probably not even aware of safety concerns connected to individual projects, even if they are skilled welders.

In addition to welding, plumbing involves other safety concerns as well. Properly fitting pipes to prevent damage to your home, like flooding or black mold, is extremely important. One mistake can mean a leak, which can quickly turn into a flooded room or worse.

Orlando PlumbingWarranty

Most plumbers and contractors have at the very least a limited warranty connected to their services, meaning they are responsible for any mistakes they have made and will return to the site of the project and fix it. If you attempt a project yourself, not only will you not have a warranty but you may potentially not know how to solve the problem. A plumber will be able to quickly identify the problem, formulate solutions, and fix the issue. Sadly, if you choose to do the project yourself, you will be left to troubleshoot the problem and fix it on your own, which you may not be able to do. In the end, you may have to call a plumber to fix the problem for you.

Saving Money

While you may be able to save money by doing a project yourself, assuming you have most of the tools and can purchase the materials, the potential for mistakes, run-of-the-mill problems, and eventual wear-and-tear are extremely high. Fixing every problem yourself can become tedious, draining, and costly. Hiring a plumber ensures the project is done safely, with a provided warranty, which will most likely save you hundreds of dollars should something go wrong.

Are you looking to upgrade your Orlando home? Call Shamrock Plumbing and Drain Cleaning at (407) 292-8881 and get started today!

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