Many homeowners derive a great deal of enjoyment and save money by carrying out projects on their homes. This is an admirable quality, developing skills and understanding how your homes works can be very useful. That being said, there are certain tasks that are better carried out by a professional for a variety of reasons. One of these fields is plumbing; it’s easy for an amateur to get in over their head and things can get out of control in a hurry. Plumbing is a complicated task, training is required to do it well, and a licensing is a must have. When you next have a plumbing problem, consider these three benefits that you can enjoy when you hire a professional plumber
- The Value of Experience:
As a professional plumber, it’s highly likely that your chosen specialist has encountered your particular problem before. They will understand an issue quickly, when an amateur may need to consult multiple sources to reach the same conclusion. They will also know how to fix the problem quickly and may even have the specific parts on hand. When a repair has been made professionally, it should stay fixed and won’t come back to haunt you anytime soon. Taking advantage of a professional plumbers experience will cost money, but it will also save you a lot of time and ensure that you have the best lasting repair.
- Specialized Equipment:
Even a dedicated DIY enthusiast is unlikely to have the specialized plumbing equipment that a professional plumber will have. Any dedicated equipment that you may have will be designed to fix more generic plumbing problems and not be focused on fixing a very particular problem. The high end equipment used by a professional plumber is expensive and dedicated to fixing specific problems. It wouldn’t make good financial sense for most people to buy this equipment if they will only use it a couple of times each decade. This equipment will also include any specialized fault finding gear, including remote cameras and fiber optics.
- Insurance Cover:
If a layman attempts a plumbing repair and something goes badly wrong it can be a huge problem. The homeowner will now be stuck with any extra costs that have been incurred, there may be additional damage to fix, and the original plumbing issue has still not been corrected. Eventually, a professional plumber may have to be hired to correct these problems, and these costs will probably not be covered by home insurance. As a professional licensed plumber
, your chosen specialist should be bonded and have adequate insurance coverage. This will ensure that any damage that is incurred during a repair will be covered by the plumber’s insurance plan and you will not be out of pocket.
As you can see, hiring a professional plumber does have distinct benefits, but there are some factors you need to consider. Always make sure that you choose a plumber who is licensed and has adequate insurance coverage. Check reviews online or get a personal recommendation to ensure that the plumber is well regarded and always get a written estimate.
By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing
Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solution.