3 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Professional Plumber

GUEST POST | Enthusiastic DIYers are all too willing to give plumbing a go, in the way they wouldn’t attempt, say, plastering their walls, building an extension or tiling a roof. Why is this? Is it because they don’t think plumbing is a skilled job? Or is it because a man on YouTube with a spanner in his hand told them fixing a leak in a pipe was easy? 

That bloke on YouTube may make doing your own plumbing look easy, but that doesn’t mean a) it actually is; or b) fixing plumbing issues yourself won’t cause further damage elsewhere. With that in mind, here are three reasons why you should hire a professional plumber. 
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A Plumber Can Locate The Cause of The Problem
If you’ve got a slow-draining sink in your 19th floor flat in east London, it might be a simple case of a blockage in the U-bend that will only take a few minutes to fix. However, a professional plumber will be able to diagnose if the problem lies further down the system, for example all the way down deep in the drains, requiring drain cleaning in London.

Plumbers Have Experience 
A professional, qualified plumber will have the experience you just don’t get from blogs and YouTube videos. They’ll not only have the skills and qualifications necessary to diagnose and fix your plumbing concern, but because they do it daily, plumbers have years of experience to draw on. What this means is a plumber will be able to fix your issue quickly and efficiently. To put it simply – a professional plumber knows what they’re doing, and you don’t. 

A Plumber Will Have The Proper Tools
When the plumber calls round to fix whatever it is you need fixed, they’ll have the proper tools with them. They might even have the right parts in their van, too, but if not, they’ll know where to get them or how long they’ll take to get in. 

A plumber won’t be Googling to find out what tools they need or using a butter knife instead of a screwdriver (or is that just me?) They also won’t be making unnecessary trips to B&Q or Homebase to waste money on tools they’re only going to use once. You may think you’re saving money by doing your own plumbing, but if you take into consideration: 
— the money you’ll spend on tools and parts
— the time it takes you to look up how to fix that blocked sink
the time it takes you to drive to the hardware store, find what you require and drive back, you might find you’d be better off paying a plumber after all. 

Why You Should Hire a Professional Plumber
You may think you’re saving a few pennies by not hiring a professional plumber, but if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing, you could cause a lot of damage to your plumbing. Water damage from burst or leaking pipes can be devastating and require costly repairs to your walls, ceiling, and floors. 

Taking all this into account, is it really worth the risk of not hiring a professional plumber?

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