Can I Do My Own Plumbing Repairs?

Leaky Faucet

While many of us fancy ourselves as a DIY enthusiast, there are some jobs around the home best left to professionals. One of these jobs are plumbing repairs. Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your local experts in all facets of plumbing through the South West and are known as the ‘trusted name in the plumbing industry’. Leaving your plumbing repairs to the Mainline team, not only guarantees the job will be completed properly, but will minimise the impact a plumbing problem has on your daily routine. With a same day service available or a 24/7 service in a plumbing emergency, the Mainline team will also ensure if the repairs are covered under insurance, they are claimable.

Read on to learn common plumbing problems and why they are best left to a professional plumber to repair including: 

  • Leaking Water Pipes
  • Hot Water Issues
  • Blocked Drains
  • Gas Leaks

Leaking Water Pipes

Water pooling in an area inside or outside your home is a good indication of a leaking water pipe. A leaking pipe is a repair that can’t be left and repaired little by little over time. A water leak is wasting precious water and can cause significant damage to the structures of your home. It is also a potential health risk to you and your family as it can lead to mould growing and spreading.

Hot Water Issues

If your supply of hot water is inconsistent, inspecting and repairing your hot water system is a job for a professional. Hot water units are dangerous to repair if you don’t know what you’re doing. The fixtures and fittings within hot water systems are delicate and if attempting to inspect and repair a problem yourself, you can cause further damage to the system or injure yourself.

Blocked Drains

Blocked drains

A blocked drain is a common plumbing repair that most DIY enthusiasts think will be easy to fix. However, most blockages require more than just a plunger or drain cleaner. While a few hearty plunges and a few doses of drain cleaner may provide a short-term solution to a blocked drain, blockages normally lay deep within pipes and require special equipment to detect and clear.

Gas Leaks

When it comes to a gas problem, safety must be the top priority. If you have issues with your gas or can smell gas, then call a plumber immediately. When dealing with inspecting and repairing gas appliances, there are strict rules and regulations that must be adhered to and it is a job only for a professional.

Call Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water for all your plumbing needs.

Do you require plumbing repairs in your home? Servicing Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough and the South West, Mainline Plumbing Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your local experts for all your plumbing needs.

Call the team in Bunbury on 9791 1608 today for friendly, reliable and trusted service.