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Why You Shouldn't Handle Your Own Pipe Repair

It's tempting to try and DIY every problem that pops up in your home. It can save money and trouble if you are handy and know your way around a toolbox.

But there are certain instances where you should leave it up to professionals. Pipe repair is one of those instances.

Let's go through why you shouldn't handle your own pipe repair and why you should call a professional Edmonton plumber.

You Could Further Damage Your Home

A burst or broken pipe can cause massive damage to your home; it can expel or leak gallons of water. If it isn't fixed quickly, it can lead to structural damage, mold, and damage to your belongings and appliances.

Professionals know exactly what to do to fix the problem before it can cause irreparable damage to your home. Professional plumbers will also be able to fix and replace multiple areas of pipe without causing more leaks that can lead to more damage.

Attempting to fix a problem like this yourself will likely lead to more damage than if you allowed a professional to take care of it.

Improper Equipment for Pipe Repair

Pipe repair uses a lot of specialized and professional equipment to fix the problem. Unless you are a professional plumber, you likely won't have the equipment necessary to fix the pipes.

And even if for some reason you have the right tools at your disposal, you probably don’t have the right training to use them.

More Problems In the Future

If you try and fix a pipe issue yourself, it's likely that you won't do it correctly. Not because you aren't handy, but because pipe and plumbing repairs take specialized training and skill.

Your fix might work in the short term, but it would be very rare for you to fix it entirely without any plumbing training. A short-term solution or fix could just be covering up a larger problem that you are unaware of. This larger problem can then go on to cause huge amounts of damage throughout your home.

Improper repairs can and will lead to more problems in the future. Water can cause immense damage; repairs to broken pipes should not be taken lightly. If you don't fix it correctly, it will lead to more damage (and much more money spent) that you could have avoided by hiring professional help.

Another problem with inadequate pipe fixes is that you could make the problem worse. It might seem like you've fixed it, but it's likely that you've made the issue worse instead of better.

Wrapping Up

While it's tempting to do all of your home maintenance yourself, you need to be smart about which projects you take on and which you should hire a professional to do.

Pipe damage can cause immense damage and result in thousands of dollars in repairs if it's not resolved. Do yourself, and your home, a favour and call a professional plumber for your pipe repair.

Check out our blog for more plumbing tips and information, or if you need to speak with an Edmonton plumbing and drain specialist give us a call at (780) 429-3600.