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3 Plumbing Tasks You Should Never DIY

Nov 13, 2023

It feels nice to get your hands dirty and fix something around the house, but when it comes to plumbing, not all tasks are that simple. What you see on the surface may look completely different once you get into the pipes.

There are a few reasons that you should call a plumber in Albuquerque, NM–here are three good ones. Remember, at the end of the day, it just matters that it’s done and done properly; that’s what you have us for.


Gas Line Installations and Repairs

There are a lot of safety procedures surrounding natural gas lines, and because of that, this is one of the last things you should ever mess with on your own. Gas lines can be extremely hazardous to your health when the proper safety protocol isn’t practiced, and it can even produce a fire hazard if it really goes awry.

Beyond that, your municipality may require a permit for gas line work. If that’s the case, and you’re not adept enough to handle this task on your own, you could also face fines. It’s better to simply hire a professional plumber to handle this type of job, each and every time. They have the equipment to do the job right, keep everyone safe, and get it done faster than can be done with a DIY approach.

Anything to do With Your Water Main

The main water line that comes into your home is a serious part of your plumbing system. Without it, water doesn’t flow to your dishwasher, showerhead, or kitchen faucet. Even if you successfully repair something that’s wrong with your water main, you could run into those same permit-related issues we mentioned above.

Because pipes need to be cut into a very specific way, there’s also a chance that with a DIY method, you could introduce bacteria, metal shards, or other debris into your water supply that leads directly to your house. That’s a pretty big problem staring you right in the eyes.

Water Heater Leaks or Troubles

Your water heater is on, but there’s no hot water coming out. You already tried the breaker, so you know it has to be something internal. Even if you drain your water tank and try to pry it open, you could end up permanently damaging the water tank and rendering it unusable moving forward.

Beyond that, opening up the water heater doesn’t inherently tell you what the problem is. It’s not glaringly obvious, so what if you meddle with a part that’s actually working fine? It’s hard to tell without equipment and years in the field to be able to spot these things.

Plumbing Done Right, Every Single Time

While taking the DIY route has its own rewards, some tasks just take a certain level of expertise that you can’t replicate on your own. It’s okay–it’s why you have us at-the-ready to help you with all your plumbing problems. All it takes is a phone call, and your plumbing problems will be flushed away soon enough.

Contact us today to schedule your plumbing appointment as soon as possible, and we’ll fix those pipes on the double.

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