Plumbing Issues You Shouldn’t Try to Fix Yourself

Published On: March 20, 2017Categories: Plumbing

While it may be tempting to attempt to fix household problems on your own without the assistance of a trained professional, when it comes to plumbing you should avoid trying to fix these problems on your own. While you may believe you will help yourself save some money, the majority of the time you will end up making the problem even worse and increasing your future bill. We have put together a list of issues that you should avoid

Low Water Pressure

This problem can be a huge nuisance, especially when it comes to showering, and you may feel as if you can take care of the problem on your own. There are multiple reasons that could cause this problem, and if a cracked pipe, leak, or other serious issue is the cause, you will not want to try to fix that yourself. Sometimes low water pressure can be an indicator of other plumbing issues and you will definitely want to make sure all of those problems are taken care of by a professional.

Hot Water Not Working

If your hot water is not working even after turning up the temperature on the hot water heater, there is a good chance that you have a serious problem. Larger problems such as sediment build-up, a leaking gas line, or another issue. You should be sure to call in a professional to get your hot water back up and running for you.

Installation Jobs

Once again, you may be tempted to install your own new toilet or bathtub, but this 100% should be left for professional technicians. Installation can be complicated, and if something does go wrong you may find yourself with even bigger problems. The installation needs to be properly connected, and if it is not your home could suffer from major leaks.

Frozen Pipes

During the cold winter months, there is potential for your pipes to freeze and this can become a significant issue for your home. If you attempt to fix the frozen pipes on your own, you may end up bursting or cracking a pipe, and this is not an issue that you will not be happy to encounter on your own. Rather than taking a chance at your pipes on your own and hoping for the best, call in a technician to ensure the problem gets fixed smoothly.


If you are planning to remodel your home, it is very important to consult with a plumber. Remodeling is exciting and you will want to make the process as easy as possible for yourself. A plumbing company will make sure the appropriate dimensions are taken and will take care of installing the new appliances when the time comes.

While it may be tempting to fix plumbing issues at your home yourself, there are certain issues that you should leave to the professionals. If you are experiencing any problems in your home, give The Waterworks a call and we will make sure the problem is appropriately taken care of in a timely manner!

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