Brian Brooks January 8, 2020

4 Plumbing Projects You Should Not Do Yourself

No matter how many home improvement projects you have done in the past, some things are better left to the pros. Plumbing often falls into that category, because plumbing mistakes can lead to disaster. Water damage may result, which in time can lead to rotting wood, cracks in your foundation or black mold in your walls. Here are some plumbing problems that truly need a plumber.

Sewer Issues

It is hard to overstate how disgusting a sewer line clog can be, especially if it gets so large it causes sewage to back up into your home. Even a small leak in a sewer line can be a big headache. Do not mess around with that mess—call a plumber immediately if you suspect any sewer line issues.

Hidden Leaks

If your water bill is suddenly higher than normal, with no explanation, you may have a leak. If you allow it to continue, your home may face serious damage. You can end up with foul odors from mold and mildew. Worse, a leak may ultimately cause soft, spongy floors and cracks in your foundation. Slab foundations, common in Arizona, make it especially difficult to find the source of the problem. A professional has the equipment and knowledge to locate the leak quickly and remedy the problem for good.

Water Heater Replacement

Replacing major appliances can lead to major problems. Replacing a water heater is complex because the appliance involves water, power (gas or electricity) and pressure, things that may not mix well. Water heaters must be correctly installed, wired and vented to ensure they will operate safely. Having a plumber do the work will keep your home and family safe.

Mister Installation

Installing a backyard misting system is a popular way to cool off during sweltering Arizona summers. If you do not yet have misters, call a plumber before temperatures climb too high. An experienced plumber will be able to design the misting system properly for maximum cooling and minimum maintenance.