With the vast amount of information on the internet, many people are choosing to DIY a significant number of their household repairs. From fixing the guttering to servicing your car, more and more people are attempting their own fix it jobs, often with disastrous results. There is a reason tradesmen train for so long in their chosen trade and as home and business owners, we need to take advantage of the skilled and diverse workforce we have to choose from when it comes to finding a professional to install, repair or maintain our investments, no matter how small.
When it comes to your plumbing, you need to hire a professional. The top reasons being:
- Trade skills and knowledge
- Correct tools and safety equipment
- Insurance requirements
- Legal Requirement
Trade Skills and Knowledge
Just like a mechanic knows everything about cars and website developers know everything about website development, plumbers know everything about plumbing. They can usually diagnose an issue without even looking at it and have the know-how to rectify it quickly and cost-effectively. A vast number of DIY plumbing jobs have ended in a call to the experts’ due to lack of correct skills and knowledge and the small problem becoming a huge emergency.
Correct Tools and Safety Equipment
Much like skills and experience, having the correct tools and safety gear for a plumbing job is vital for the safety of both the plumbers and you, but also for the stable installation, efficient maintenance and fast repair of your plumbing system. Using incorrect equipment can not only cause more damage and cost you money, but it can also ruin your tools if they are unsuitable for the task and take up a lot more of your time to get the job done.
As with most installation and repairs, if you don’t want the fine print of your home insurance policy to bite you when it comes to making a claim, it’s best to hire a professional and get documented proof of a qualified tradesman completing the job. Almost all policies will require skilled professionals to carry out installation, repairs and maintenance on household appliances and fixtures, and will require proof of this when you make a claim if something goes wrong. Cover your own backside, give yourself peace of mind and leave it to the experts.
There are many instances when you are required by law to contract a plumber.
Any major changes with your plumbing fixtures, water supply, septic/sewerage, you must be law call a licenced plumber. For any gas works you need a plumber who also has a gas fitter’s licence.
So do I really need to hire a plumber?
Yes, you do, and Mainline Plumbing & Cheap Hot Water & Gas are your local, experienced plumbers and gas fitters that can come to you at any time. No job is too big or small and friendly advice is always free. Call the team today on 9791 1608 to discuss all your plumbing, hot water and gas needs.
Mainline Plumbing & Cheap Hot Water & Gas, your trusted name in the plumbing industry.