Knowing when to do-it-yourself and when to hire a professional plumber is a fine line, indeed. Your practical side says it's best to at least try to take care of it yourself in order to save money. But then there's the side that's a little less confident and it's saying, "What if I cause a bigger problem and end up spending more money in the long run?" We feel your pain! Here are a few tips to know when to get out your wrench, and when to get out your phone.
Be Honest With Yourself
Let's face it. We're all good at something, but maybe that something isn't plumbing. If you're the kind of guy who's built or remodeled your own home, including the plumbing, then you're in good shape when it comes to handling your own home plumbing repairs. But if you'd rather get a root canal than crank a wrench around a pipe, then it's probably a good idea to give a professional plumber a call when things go awry with your home plumbing system.
Then again, there are some plumbing jobs that almost anyone can handle. The key is knowing when you've got yourself backed into a corner so you can call for help before the situation gets out of control.
You've Got This One!
Here are a couple of jobs that don't usually require a professional plumber: