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7 Plumbing Problems You Should Not DIY

Plumbing Problems You Should Not DIY

As a homeowner, you’ve probably DIY-ed a bit around your house, from the broken drawer handle to the leaky faucet. These projects are basic and can be done in a few hours. However, there are times when you need to call your Appleton, WI plumber. Otherwise, you may end up creating a bigger problem than the initial issue. Keep in mind that some states do require a licensed contractor to complete plumbing jobs. Below our plumbing contractors share seven plumbing problems you should not DIY.

Gas Leaks 

Gas leaks are very rare, but they’re still hazardous to human health and to human life as well. If you do recognize the rotten egg smell that is a sign of gas, then you should evacuate the house immediately.

Then contact emergency services as well as a Fox Valley plumber and wait outside for help. Do not attempt to fix the leak yourself. A certified plumber knows how to deal with natural gas. This also applies to any gas-related problems you might be experiencing. For your own safety as well as that of others, do not try to fix the issue yourself.

Expanding or Moving Your Pipes

If you are planning to expand your plumbing or to move your pipes on your own, we suggest you don’t. To do this, you need a permit before you can begin your operations, and you also need a professional plumber from Tureks Plumbing Services.

Expert plumbers who are licensed know the code requirements that ensure that you and your family are safe and that you are within regulations.  

Standing Water

This refers to any body of stagnant water. If you ever encounter standing water in your home, contact a Fox Valley plumber immediately. It does not matter if it’s your sink, toilet, or water heater. It can be caused by leaky pipes, a clogged sewer line, or cracks in the house’s foundation.

Most of the time, standing water is a sign of a bigger issue. So before you begin digging into the problem, get a professional Appleton, WI plumber who will use their expertise to determine the exact cause and repair the problem before your house turns into a waterpark.

Rerouting External or Internal Pipes

If your DIY repairs involve the tearing down or opening up of a wall or the digging up of your yard, then you should, without a doubt, get a professional involved. The issue may be larger than it seems, and without expert knowledge, you can’t really tell for sure. 

If you would like to reroute your pipes, involve a certified plumber first. They will inspect your home and make sure that it can accommodate the changes you’d like to implement. A professional plumber will also determine whether those modifications will be up to the plumbing regulations and standards that are set by the local and state government. If they aren’t, they may suggest other ways to execute your desires. Their knowledge helps advise on practical ways of doing what you want, the right way.

Plumbing Appliances

If your appliances such as the sump pump, water heater, or any other water-based appliances have issues, it’s best to have an expert come check them out. The maintenance or replacement of these appliances can be a demanding process that requires skill. Only a licensed plumber from a Fox Valley plumbing company can replace or repair these appliances correctly.

Large Water Connections & Water Pressure

Every homeowner should have the know-how or ability to turn off the water supply in their own home. For simple DIY projects, shutting off the water is not a big deal. However, if you are unsure about which lines to shut off or you need to handle a large water connection, it would be best to call in a professional. 

Your home’s water pressure can be tricky to maneuver. Do It Right Plumbers, an Orange County plumbing company, often gets calls from customers complaining about their water pressure. Most have tried just about everything and can’t seem to figure it out. Trust us, it’ll save you the time and hassle if you contact a professional plumbing company.  

Foul Odors

Bad smells may be an indication of a much larger issue. More often than not, it is caused by bacteria that feed on the buildup inside your pipes. The materials you flush down the drain can cling to the pipes’ sides and create a biofilm.

If some vents of your plumbing system fail, you may also notice a foul odor coming from them. The bottom line is the pipes need to be taken apart and cleaned. This should be done by a professional plumber from Tureks Plumbing Services. Contact us today for the professional plumbing help you need.

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