by The Nashville Plumber on August 16, 2013

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Whether you live in an older home or a new home, plumbing issues will eventually arise. There are several repairs you can do yourself with quick instruction, but there are a few better left to a professional plumber.

Anytime you need to repair, clear or replace any drains, it is best to call a professional who will have the proper training and the special equipment to get the job done. Store-bought augers or drain snakes are often too short to clear the blockage and taking a DIY approach to this issue could damage the pipes, leading to more costly repairs.

On that same note, repairing or replacing pipes is also a job you should not attempt yourself. This issue often arises during remodeling. You want to ensure the pipe is repaired or installed correctly by a professional. Any leaks from an improperly repaired pipe could severely damage property and promote the growth of mold and mildew.

You should not attempt any repair involving the main water line or main sewer line. These lines require special equipment and experience to shut off the flow of water and waste. Breaks in the main lines can flood homes and lawns. A professional plumber will be able to quickly diagnose and fix any problems, putting the homeowner’s mind at ease.

Aside from possibly causing more damage if not done properly, some repairs can be hazardous. For obvious reasons, any plumbing repairs involving either electrical wiring or hot water may be best left to the professionals who will have the proper tools to ensure a safe repair.

When faced with a plumbing problem, it might be appealing to attempt the DIY approach. However, there are certain repairs best left to a plumbing professional. Severely clogged drains, broken pipes, water main repairs and problems involving electricity or hot water are issues best handled by a professional with the training, experience and equipment to get the job done right the first time. If you have any doubt about your ability to safely and successfully handle a plumbing issue, call your local professional plumber for knowledgeable advice.

Need a reliable plumber in Nashville? Call Green Hills Plumbing at (615) 866-1917.

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