DIY repair is popular, and you can even view videos online that demonstrate how to repair many household problems. However, DIY shows and videos feature experts doing the work - experts who, should they find other problems, have the knowledge and ability to repair any other issues that they may encounter. This is just one of several reasons why drain cleaning is not a good choice for DIY. Here are a few more to consider:
- Specialized tools - plumbers have a number of specialized tools at hand that you most likely won't; additionally, they have the knowledge to use these tools effectively so that your plumbing problem can be resolved. Unless you want to spend a great deal of money obtaining the right tools, and then take the time to educate yourself on how to use them, it's best to allow a trained expert to handle your drain cleaning.
- Time - plumbers do this kind of work every day; as such, they can quickly and correctly clean your drains. Do you have the expertise to clean your drains correctly in a short amount of time? If not, you could be losing your time to drain cleaning that could be put toward more important things.
- Mistakes can be costly - we've all heard the stories of DIY plumbing disasters; if you conduct your own drain cleaning, and do it poorly, you could make a mistake that can be costly. Is cleaning your drains on your own really worth the risk?
- Liability - a licensed and insured technician is covered for the unlikely occurrence of a problem such as injury or damage to your system; doing your own plumbing work means you are liable for any damage or injury that may occur.
What Can You Do on Your Own?
The most important thing any homeowner can do on his/her own is to schedule plumbing maintenance. Maintenance helps get you ahead of potential repairs and keeps your plumbing system in good working order. It's recommended that your plumbing system is scheduled for maintenance annually for the best results.
Drains can clog for a number of reasons, and unless you have the tools and expertise to handle any kind of plumbing scenario, it's best to leave your drain cleaning in Lombard to the professionals.
If you are experiencing a clog, contact Lifeline Plumbing today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.