You’ve asked this question before, I’m sure. Believe me when I tell you we understand that you’d rather fix a plumbing leak yourself instead of spending the money on a plumber. So many times we’re called out to jobs that were quite intensive – and expensive – because the call was delayed for that reason.
That sentiment is not new, and it doesn’t hurt our feelings! But we’re regular people, too. We have families. We get it. Fortunately, we’re all capable of doing our own plumbing repairs. We’ve learned a few things over the years that might help you make a smart decision before you end up with more trouble that you bargained for.
- If your downstairs floor becomes unusually warm in a spot you never noticed before, call us, and read our previous post You Have a Slab Leak, Now What?
- If water damage is evident at the base of your rocking toilet, again, call us.
- If you notice standing water under your sinks, pay attention to where it is originating. A bowl only helps for a short while! Where the leak is originating will make a difference in the time it takes to repair. The more damage, however, the more it will cost you in drywall or cabinetry, etc.
- Leaking faucet handles at the base can drip down inside cabinets and rot out materials all around the sink. Don’t let that go. Talk to Debi, Dorothy or one of the guys and get some advice about reliable brands for replacement. You don’t want to use anything that will have plastic parts inside. We can usually get you on the schedule within 24 hrs.
Whatever you do, don’t attempt gas line repairs yourself. A gas line repair may look simple, but this is not do-it-yourself territory. Our licensed plumbers participate in regular continuing education to stay up-to-date on the most effective repair techniques and code changes. You want to make your home as safe as possible for your family.
We hope this post has caused you to think about whether or not your plumbing leak is really bad enough to call the plumber. When in doubt, call! 972-424-6479