The Worst Horror Stories Of DIY Plumbing

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“How hard can it really be?” This is an important question that many homeowners in Toronto ask themselves when they are dealing with a minor plumbing problem such as a leaky faucet. If you are starting with that question, chances are that you probably need to hire a professional instead of trying to repair your plumbing yourself.

There is a reason that professional plumbers go through an apprenticeship and have to be licensed before they are able to work on your plumbing. Even though it might seem relatively straightforward, plumbing can be exceedingly difficult.Horror Stories Of DIY Plumbing

The problem with pipes

When it comes to fixing your pipes, things become rather dangerous. We have experienced it countless of times, homeowners notice that they are seeing some water seep from a buried pipe. Instead of relying on the professionals, they start digging up their own clay or PVC pipe. As they do so, they immediately crack the pipe. If you are lucky, you might strike an inflow pipe, meaning that you are covered in clean water. If you are not so lucky, you are hitting a sewage pipe. As you can imagine, an entire basement covered in biological waste is not something that these homeowners were hoping for.

The hot water system and electricity

Even though a basement filled with waste is one thing, DIY horror stories that involve mixing water with electricity or working with your hot water system often do not have a happy ending – even a slight mistake could prove to be fatal for those who make blunders here. The same is true if you are working with a gas water heater. Without exaggerating, there is a genuine risk of explosion if you do not know what you are doing. This is why legally, only licensed plumbers and gas-fitting professionals are allowed to repair or install gas hot water systems.Funny Plumber

Calling the professionals

There are a handful of DIY repair jobs that you might want to do yourself. A slight adjustment to the float ball in the cistern could fix water not shutting off after flushing the toilet. However, for other, far more complicated things, it is important to call a licensed plumbing professional.

If you begin with questions such as “What could go wrong” or “How hard can it be,” it is time to call the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services. The last thing you want to do is become another DIY horror story and find out the answer to those questions the hard way.

Give us a call today: 416-663-4777 for a free upfront estimate!

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