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by The Nashville Plumber on December 13, 2013

DIY Plumbing Projects That Are Best Left To Professional Plumbers

 

Homeowners know that plumbing repair is expensive, and many of them struggle with the idea of saving money by doing the work themselves. Although this may be a good idea for the occasional stopped drain or leaky faucet, there are many plumbing jobs around the house that a person should hire a professional for.
For example, any main water line breakage should be handled by a plumber. They not only have the expertise to be able to properly diagnose the problem, but they also have all of the necessary tools needed in order to complete the job. Many of these tools are specialized, and purchasing them can be quite expensive. Torches, pipe benders, and flux are just three of the many items that a professional plumber may use in order to fix major pipe damage that can get pricey.

Another job that should only be completed by a professional is installing a new water heater. Many of today’s water heaters can hold a high tank pressure which can lead to burns, or fatal concussive trauma if the unit is not installed correctly. Some of these water heaters use natural gas which is highly explosive and can be ignited with a random spark. The chance for electrical shock as well as fires in the home are greatly increased when an untrained homeowner tries to tackle a complicated job.

Removing old pipes is also a job that should be left to a plumber. Many pipes in older houses and buildings have the increased chance for asbestos exposure. A homeowner should stay clear of any job, such as this one, that can potentially put their life at risk. Asbestos has been known to cause certain lung cancers in people that have been exposed to it. Breathing it in can also cause several other respiratory problems. By taking a little bit of time and contacting a plumber in order to have them repair a house’s plumbing that homeowner can be rest assured that the work will be done professionally and correctly the first time.

Are you in need of a reliable plumber in the Nashville area? Call Green Hills Plumping at (615) 866-1917 and schedule a service call today!

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