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The Internet Cannot Make You Into A Plumber

Let’s face it. We all want to save a buck whenever we can. While the internet does have the answer to almost every question you have, it cannot replace the experience of a seasoned plumber. While yes, it is a powerful resource, it will not replace the knowledge and expertise of a licensed plumber. We cannot come close to telling you how many times we’ve had to fix a plumbing problem caused by a do-it-yourselfer. Following directions from a do-it-yourselfer Youtube video or website could lead to a more significant problem than you may have started with. A video cannot replace years of plumbing experience. With that said, there are many things the average homeowner can accomplish without calling a plumber but the internet cannot make you a plumber.

Save Yourself The Headaches And Hire A Plumber

Here are the two big questions. 1) What can I do myself?  And 2) When do I call my plumber? The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves, so know your skill level before you decide to fix any plumbing issue. Everyone has different gifts and talents. Some people are very handy, and others are not. Some people should be limited to clearing a drain while others may be skilled enough to change a faucet. Only you are going to know your capabilities. What are the plumbing untouchables for the do-it-yourselfer? Never install your own water heater or put it in a gas line. Some projects require a permit from your building and safety department. Never try and clean out your sewer main. The average toilet or clogged pipe is ok for you to clear, but your sewer line may require an industrial plumber’s snake or a hydro-jetting machine.

The Internet cannot make you a plumber

Do You Have The Tool For The Job?

Another question you need to ask yourself before you turn yourself into a plumber is, “Do you have the right tools for the job?” Many tools used for plumbing repairs are not in the average homeowner’s toolbox: tube cutter, soldering torch, inspection camera, pipe threader, tubing bender, and much more. It doesn’t make financial sense to go out and rent equipment because you’ll have the equipment cost, along with the gas used to pick it up and return it. And not to mention your time spent. If a homeowner is willing to stop and count the cost of hiring a plumber versus doing the project themselves, they will hire a plumber. Here are some exceptions: unclogging minor drains,  loosening a jammed garbage disposal, and depending on how handy you are, replacing a faucet.

We Have The Latest In Plumbing Technology

If you have a plumbing problem and you need a plumber, call the experts at Big B’s Plumbing, we have you covered with excellent service, good value, and the latest in plumbing technology and remember the internet cannot make you a plumber.

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