Although some plumbing jobs are easy to do yourself, certain plumbing tasks are demanding enough to make hiring a professional plumber a very attractive option. Here are four of the best reasons to hire a professional plumber.
Compliance with the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme
Ensuring compliance with the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme, or WRAS, is perhaps the most important reason to hire a professional plumber. If your plumbing is not compliant with the WRAS, you may be forced to perform costly repairs. If you are still found non-compliant after being warned, the utility company may even shut off your water. Professional plumbers are trained to comply with the WRAS; hiring a professional plumber for your major plumbing jobs will ensure that your plumbing is always in compliance with the WRAS.
Occasionally, your fixtures may spew sewage. In these situations, it might be wise to hire a professional plumber to diagnose and solve your problem. A plumber will be able to isolate the cause of your backup and efficiently solve the problem. Sometimes, these sorts of problems are caused by something as simple as a clogged pipe; other times, the problem may be caused by structural problems with your pipes. In either case, you're much better off letting a professional handle the repair; a bungled repair job may make this problem even worse.
Your Home Needs Repiped
Over time, pipes wear out. Mineral deposits accumulate within the pipes, and corrosion causes pipes to leak. Because of this deterioration in pipe quality, your water pressure will steadily decline as your pipes age. Eventually, you may need to repipe your entire home. Repiping is a very labour-intensive job that requires patience and diligence. This is a job best left to professional plumbers; they have the training and experience to repipe your home without accidentally tearing out an active pipe.
You Want to Add a New Fixture
If you're remodelling your bathroom or kitchen, you may be planning to install new fixtures as part of your remodel. You may wish to hire a professional plumber to help you pipe your new fixture correctly. If you try to pipe the new fixture yourself, you may cause unexpected problems or install non-compliant plumbing. A professional plumber will make sure that both your new and existing fixtures will comply with the WRAS and work as expected.