Although DIY projects can be a great idea around the house, there are a few things that should be left to the professionals, and plumbing is no exception.

From hidden pipework to expensive mistakes, here are a few examples of plumbing DIY DON’Ts.

Hot Water Systems

Working with gas, electricity and water is always a dangerous combination. That’s why it’s important to leave any problems with your hot water system to the professionals who know the ins and outs of such units, reducing the risks for you and your family.

Besides the safety risks, there are also economic risks as attempting your own repairs could end up costing you much more.

A mistake might mean the difference between an affordable repair and an expensive replacement of the entire unit. Additionally, most warranties are voided if you attempt repairs or installation of hot water systems yourself.

Similarly, replacing your own hot water system is a difficult task. From connecting the proper lines to setting the ideal water temperature, a qualified plumber is your best bet.


A blocked drain or overflowing sewer can be an extremely difficult situation. Not only is it smelly and messy, but the problem is also underground and out of view.

Attempting to clear a blockage yourself can damage the pipework and require much more expensive and invasive repairs.

Harsh chemicals are not only corrosive on pipes but are also a hazard to pets and children as they can evaporate into the air and remain in the area for long periods of time. Additionally, if the pipes are broken or cracked, the chemicals can leach into the ground and affect local drinking water.

Thankfully, plumbers are well-equipped to deal with any drainage issue. We use the newest technology to uncover the blockages and clear them safely. We are also experienced with messy situations, saving you the discomfort of dealing with it yourself.

Low Water Pressure

The annoyance of low water pressure from your taps or showerhead may make you seek out the problem yourself.

Unfortunately, something that seems to be a simple plumbing problem is oftentimes much more serious. From a fractured pipe to an eroded water line, you never know the root of the problem.

A quick fix might hide the problem for the short-term, but it could end up making the problem much worse over time.

That’s why it’s best to call a plumber who will diagnose the correct issue right away, saving you time, money and annoyance.

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