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What do you usually do when you are facing plumbing problems at home? With hundreds of DIY videos on the Internet, your first plan of action is probably to try to fix things yourself. After all, DIY plumbing seems like an efficient and cheaper alternative than hiring a licensed plumber. However, DIY jobs concerning plumbing works, whether they are as simple as bathroom leaks, broken kitchen pipes, or clogged toilets, can put you and your property at risk and even worsen the problem at hand.
This is why it is important that you hire competent licensed plumbers in Australia. Licensed plumbers have passed training and certifications, which ensures their expertise and knowledge in the field. Homeowners should choose to hire professional plumbers over do-it-yourself plumbing work for several reasons. Here are some of them.
Licensed plumbers prioritise safety
Plumbing work involves certain hazards and dangers. According to the DIY Safety Report, 60% of homeowners who do maintenance work at home do not use any protective gear, thus they are more exposed to different contaminants and biohazards. Broken water heaters, sewer problems, and pipe issues are not only difficult to fix for the average homeowner but are also dangerous and risky. Licensed plumbers are knowledgeable about the protocols and safety precautions required when dealing with plumbing issues at home. They also have the proper tools and equipment to safely and efficiently finish the job.
Guaranteed high-quality work
When homeowners undertake DIY plumbing, they might do a poor job at fixing the problem, especially if they lack the experience. On the other hand, licensed plumbing professionals are equipped with skills to do a high quality work with your plumbing. They are knowledgeable about the local building codes and standards and they always adhere to them. Licensed plumbers provide warranty for their work, which covers installation and repair of products.
You can save time and money in the long run
Homeowners who try to fix their own plumbing often make the mistake of underestimating the difficulty of the issue at hand. They usually spend more time fixing the problem than a professional as they lack the knowledge and skills. If they make a mistake and make the problem worse, it ends up being more costly. A licensed plumber will do a thorough inspection of your plumbing and accurately identify the root cause of the problem, which an inexperienced homeowner may have missed. They can also give you professionally prepared materials lists and cost estimates, so you would know exactly how much you have to spend, and on what. They can also do proper installation and repairs, which would prevent problems in the future. In the long run, hiring licensed plumbing contractors will help you save your money and your time.
Depending on which state you live in, the rules and regulations regarding plumbing may vary in the scope of what homeowners may or may not do at home. If you fail to follow the local state law, you may be legally penalised for it. In our own NSW, you need to have a license to undertake plumbing works, especially plumbing systems that could directly affect the health of the household, like sewer lines and drinking water supply. Make sure to consult your local council to know which a licensed plumbers have passed the state’s standards.
When it comes to plumbing problems, it is best to seek the help of licensed plumbing experts instead of attempting to fix them yourself. This is to prevent any further damage to your plumbing and to avoid health and safety risks.
Contact Green Planet Plumbing for your plumbing concerns, and we will gladly give you sound advice, a fair cost estimate of the job and send only licensed and trained plumbing experts to your home. We are on-call 24/7 so send us an email or give us a call now!