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The Dangers Of DIY Plumbing

Thanks to the many home renovation television shows and DIY online tutorials, as well as the Aussie do-it-yourself attitude, homeowners have begun to do a lot more of their home repairs and renovations themselves. For jobs such as landscaping or painting, this is great. However, there are some jobs that should always be left to the professionals.

Unless you’re simply changing a washer in your tap or replacing an old shower head, you should leave your plumbing upgrades and repairs to the experts. Not only is DIY plumbing potentially dangerous for you and anyone in your household, it could end up costing you more than you would have spent to hire a licensed plumber to complete the work in the first place.

If you need reliable plumbing repairs Sunshine Coast wide, at a great price, look no further than Sun City Hot Water & Plumbing. We offer a wide range of plumbing services including hot water system installations and repairs. Our highly trained team is made up of qualified plumbers and gas fitters with restricted electrical licenses. Call us today on 1300 728 122 for all of your plumbing needs.

Health & Safety Risks

The biggest reason NOT to attempt your own DIY plumbing without the proper training and qualifications is the risk of danger. You could not only put yourself at risk, but also others in your household.

This is particularly true when it comes to appliances, such as electric hot water systems, that use electricity and water as this can be a deadly combination. Don’t put yourselves or your loved one’s health at risk over a leaky pipe, call the professionals to ensure your plumbing repairs are completed safely and efficiently.

You Could Be Breaking The Law

In Australia there are rules and regulations that apply to plumbing work. Without proper knowledge and training you may actually be breaking the law when fixing your own plumbing. Additionally, many DIY plumbing tutorials found online are filmed in America where building codes can vary from state to state, let alone country to country. This means that the advice you find online may not be suitable for your specific situation.

Money Saved Now Could Mean Paying More Later

One of the main reasons people consider DIY plumbing is to save money. After all, why spend your hard earned money to hire a professional plumber when you can fix it yourself?

Although it may seem like fixing your own plumbing will save you money, there are a number of things that could go wrong causing you to have to spend more money than hiring a professional in the first place.

For example, without the proper training it can be difficult to identify the underlying cause of the problem. Without knowing the cause of the problem, and if you don’t have all of the necessary equipment that a trained plumber uses, you could potentially damage a working part of your plumbing system causing additional issues. And even if you do manage to create a temporary fix for the problem, a professionally trained plumber is needed to ensure that all plumbing work is up to standard.

This means that you could potentially have to pay someone to fix your DIY plumbing and bring it up to standard, as well as to fix the original problem, which will cost more than you would have spent hiring a professional plumber in the first place.

Home Insurance

Some DIY plumbing projects can even affect your home insurance. Upgrades such as sink pipe repairs, unclogging drains, and fixing low water pressure may seem harmless. However, if your DIY repairs cause or even just exacerbate problems in your plumbing system (drain cleaners wearing out pipes and causing a leak) it can affect your home insurance.

Taking the above example, if a pipe leaks and causes water damage to your furniture and property, your home insurance company will investigate the cause. If it is found that your own DIY repairs caused the problem or even just aggravated an existing problem, your claim may be denied, which could leave you hundreds or thousands of dollars out of pocket.

Your Local Plumbing & Hot Water Specialists

Sun City are your local plumbing and hot water specialists. Don’t put you or your family at risk with DIY plumbing that cannot be certified. If you’re not professionally trained to fix it, hire someone who is.

We have a team of experienced and highly trained plumbers and gas fitters who also hold restricted electrical licenses for all of your plumbing and hot water needs.

If you want reliable plumbing repairs completed to a high standard, and at a great price, call us today on 1300 728 122 or fill out our contact form.

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