Many people assume that plumbing related tasks are simple to complete. From installing a new toilet to fixing a leaky pipe, they have no reason to believe they can’t handle the job on their own.
And then something happens: everything goes wrong.
Here are a few of the more common DIY plumbing mistakes that can cost you both time and money:
- Improper installation of a toilet. This sound easy enough, but if you don’t accurately set the toilet it could begin to leak sooner rather than later. It goes without saying that this will result in lost time and some additional money out of your pocket.
- Opting for an unprofessional fix for a leaking pipe. For example, you may believe that a bit of tape will get the job done. While this may be a quick fix, it will only hold for so long.
- Moving plumbing lines on your own. Unless you know exactly what you’re doing, this is something to avoid. Here’s why: once you close the walls up, you can’t see if the pipes are leaking. If you made any mistake, water could begin to damage your walls (and other parts of your home).
These are the types of DIY plumbing mistakes you never want to make, as they can cost you time and money. Instead, reach out to a professional for assistance. You’ll be glad you did!