Over the years the internet (and specifically YouTube) has become the go-to place when something in the house needs fixing. Videos and tips on DIY drain repair are just a few clicks away, but these simple clicks could end up in a plumbing disaster. Here are some things that can go wrong and damage that can be caused when you’re trying to fix a drain yourself, and why drain repairs in Mississauga should in most cases be left to professionals.
Apart from the damages that can be done to the plumbing system and to your home, DIY drain repair could potentially be dangerous to your own safety too.
Special tools are used to repair or unclog a drain. These can be from simple plungers and pliers to wrenches and dangerous chemicals. Although they might all seem easy to master, in the wrong hands, these could cause serious injuries.
Damage to the pipes
A simple task of plunging a drain could damage the pipes in your house. Damages could lead to leaks which require even more time and money to get fixed. Professional plumbers know how to work with plumbing equipment without damaging the pipes.
Problems with the plumbing system
The average homeowner probably flushes the toilet and drains the bathtub without ever thinking about how the water goes away. Every pipe in a house is carefully placed and has to be connected to the correct sections of the plumbing system. Without the necessary knowledge of how all the pipes come together, a DIY drain repair attempt could leave you with disconnected pipes or wrongly connected pipes. This in its turn could cost you a lot more than the initial repair would’ve cost to be fixed by a professional. It could lead to water damage to your house and it is a safety hazard.
Damage to your house
Seeing that most pipes are hidden behind walls and underground, you could run into some trouble trying to get to it. With incorrect tools and insufficient knowledge on where to start digging, your house might soon have a few holes, and the drain problem might still be unfixed.
Save money and time
There’s no shame in admitting that we’re not all handy with a wrench. Trying to fix a drain problem when you’re not completely sure what you’re doing, will in most cases be ineffective. This means you didn’t just waste your time on trying to fix the problem, but you probably also spent some money on tools and the problem is still not fixed.
Drain repairs in Mississauga
Because of the extensive damage that can be caused and the extra money you could end up spending on a DIY drain repair gone wrong, we advise clients to leave the task to professionals. This can save you the headache of getting the job done and could save you money in the long run. The plumbing experts at Pom Group are ready to attend to your drain repairs in Mississauga. Get in touch to get a quote.