The internet is abundant with tutorials and how to videos that inspire homeowners to do jobs that are better left to professional plumbers. One of these includes installing a bathroom or kitchen faucet. If you think you can pull off installing the faucet seamlessly, then you ought to know that the list of things that can go wrong is a long one. First off, there is a wide variety of faucets available and you for one aren’t available with all of them. Hiring a professional plumber to do that for you will ensure the task is done effectively and with minimal time consumed.
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why it’s always better to hire a professional plumber.
You don’t have to buy or rent tools
‘Do it yourself’ plumbing not only means that you can end up with more problems to deal with than when you started, but it also eliminates the hidden cost of specialty tools. Installing a bathroom or kitchen faucet may seem like a simple task to you, but you are going to have to buy the right tools to get started. If you use the wrong tools, you can easily damage the plumbing. A professional plumber is equipped with all the required tools to get the job done so you don’t have to go scurrying for tools of your own.
Unlike you, professional plumbers can offer a guarantee for their work
If you are looking to have a go at installing that new faucet, there is no way you can ensure things won’t go sideways. You may not be able to install the faucet correctly and problems may occur, requiring you to buy the new supplies and trying to fix it. However, a professional plumber can give you a guarantee for the work they do. Typically, they offer a time frame within which they will cover the problem if it reoccurs. Therefore, you don’t have to deal with the reoccurring problem altogether with the help of a professional plumber.
Familiarity with building code compliance
As enticing of an idea as installing a new faucet may seem, you can end up getting fines and penalties due to non-compliance with the building’s codes. In fact, if you file an insurance claim because of flooding due to improper installation of water pipes, the insurance company has the right to deny your claim in case your water pipes weren’t installed properly. A licensed plumber will be well familiar with the local building codes and will make sure that the installation and fix-ups are aligned with the codes and regulations.
With a professional plumber, you can have the peace of mind knowing that your plumbing installation and appliances are completely safe. If you take on the complex plumbing job yourself, you can be at risk of property damage and compromise the safety of your house especially if you are dealing with water heaters. A professional plumber will carry out a safe operation, free of damages through expert inspection and top-notch skill.