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DIY or Hire a Plummer?


As a homeowner, there are various projects you can do by yourself without hiring a professional. Some of these things do not even need special skills to do. When it comes to the plumbing area, there is a lot involved, including machines like those provided at Pumpbiz. However, how do you know where to draw the line when it comes to hiring a plumber or not? There are major things you cannot do without the help of a professional, and you need to know them. This article will help you decide on whether to hire a plumber or DIY. It has listed various projects suitable for you and a professional.


Projects Most Ideal for You

As mentioned earlier, there are simple plumbing projects that don’t require great skills. So, you can easily tackle them without the help of a professional. The internet has made things easy today. You can easily find videos from YouTube explaining how to do various plumbing projects. Some of the projects you can do yourself include:

  • Installing or Replacing a Faucet

You can also replace or repair a faucet without having to hire a plumber. However, the kits you use will depend on the faucet you are installing. All you need is to turn off the water from the main source and remove the old fixture. This is easy to do, and unless there are major issues with the faucet, you can easily do it yourself.

  • Repairing Toilet Parts

The toilet is an important thing, and it may sometimes stop working. There are various reasons for this, like faulty parts or clogging. As the toilet is used for a long time, the hardware wears off and requires replacing. Such parts like valves, seals and loose toilet seats may wear off and will require replacing immediately. You can look for DIY kits to help you handle this task, and you don’t necessarily need a plumber for this.

  • Unblocking Sinks and Drainage

Unclogging showers, sinks and drainage are simple tasks you can perform alone. The good thing is that you have a lot of things at your disposal to perform this. In most cases, debris clogs inside these places and block water from passing. If your sink has been blocked, look for various unblocking techniques, like using baking soda or inserting a plunger. Simple DIY tips will help you unclog them without hiring an expert.

Project Most Ideal for a Professional Plumber

  • Renovation Projects

Major renovation projects like kitchen and bathroom remodeling require the skills of a professional. There is a lot involved, and if you don’t want to make any mistakes, it will be a great idea to get a plumber.

  • Repairing Broken Pipes

Leaky pipes can be a big nuisance and add up the water bill. There could be a lot of reasons why the pipe has broken or is leaking. So, you need a plumber to evaluate and determine the source of the problem.

Other things that require the knowledge and skills of a plumber include:

  • Installing or Repairing Sprinkler Systems
  • External Plumbing Work
  • Internal Plumbing Work


The above are things you can do yourself and those that need the skills of an expert. Unless you have the right tools and ample knowledge about plumbing, hiring a plumber for major projects is necessary.

Jeanna Davila
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