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It might be tempting to rely on a professional plumber whenever you need something plumbing related. However, there are some plumbing jobs that you could very well do yourself. These are a handful of the different jobs that you are able to undertake yourself.
Installing a new faucet
You can install and replace a faucet pretty easily. In fact, it should not cost you a great deal of money or a great deal of time. You just need to make sure that you turn off the cold and warm water valves and remove the old faucet. You then replace the old faucet with the new one, and you are able to use your new faucet.
If you have never replaced a faucet before, this might be a bit challenging to do. Fortunately, there are many online videos that will tell you exactly how to do it. Unless you need repairs or you have damaged valve connections, chances are that you do not need a professional to help you with most faucet installations.
Replacing an old washing machine hose
If you do not maintain your washing machine, chances that it could lead to serious issues down the road. If you consider the fact that a washing machine hose may burst if it is not maintained properly, and you consider that a burst hose can release upwards of 500 gallons of water each hour, you might begin to understand how important it is to replace your washing machine hose.
Replacing the old hose is as simple as unplugging your washer, disconnecting the hose from the washer and valves, and attaching the hose to the valves again. Replacing your old hoses is going to help ensure that you do not have a leak in the laundry room any time soon.
Repairing toilet hardware
Sometimes the pieces of our toilet quit working altogether or simply become faulty. Oftentimes these problems are because of issues with clogs, chains, and seals, and are easy to fix by yourself. The replacement parts are often inexpensive, and you can often fix these without needing to ask for a professional’s help. If you are going to need to install an entire toilet, it might be time to call in the professionals though.
Use good judgement
It is important to use good judgement when it comes to a good DIY plumbing project. DIY plumbing projects on a budget are certainly possible if you want to keep costs down and have experience handling these issues. Remember that sometimes, a plumbing project is more than just connecting one pipe to the next. The wrong plumbing solution can be extremely damaging to your property.
While you can undoubtedly save some money, there is no substitute for a professional’s experience and expertise. This is why so many in the Toronto area rely on the professionals of Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services to help with their plumbing issues.