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To DIY or Not to DIY? 5 Plumbing Problems You Should Never Tackle on Your Own


Professional plumbers exist for a reason. No matter how many toilet plungers and chemical drain cleaners you purchase, you can’t replace the equipment and expertise of a professional. There are certain plumbing problems you should never try to resolve on your own. Do-it-yourself (DIY) plumbing in some situations can result in inflicting further damage on your pipes and creating even bigger issues. Here are five plumbing problems you should never try to fix on your own.

  1. Water Heater Issues

Your hot water heater is a sensitive and potentially dangerous appliance. Never try DIY water heater repairs or new installations. You could end up with a serious injury and extensive property damage. You could also cause less-serious issues such as water that isn’t hot enough or a leaking tank. If it has to do with a water heater, bring in professionals.

  1. Damage to Your Water Line

Water line damage is too serious for a DIY fix. Pipe problems of any kind could result in issues with your water line – and the potential for major issues such as water leaking into your walls or a pipe bursting and flooding your home. Avoid expensive home repairs from water damage by letting professionals handle water line damage.

  1. A Leaking Pipe

If you’ve noticed signs of a water leak somewhere, such as low water pressure, the sound of running water, or higher water bills, call professional plumbers in Fort Worth. Don’t try to tackle pipe leaks yourself. You need special tools to locate a leak without excessive property damage, as well as to repair the piece or pipe that’s leaking.

  1. Bad Clogs

You can handle minor drain and toilet clogs on your own, but persistent slow drains could point to a bigger problem, such as tree root penetration or pipe damage. Call in real plumbers if using a plunger doesn’t resolve it. A professional can clean your pipes and solve clogs without damaging your pipes or using harsh chemical cleaners.

  1. Emergencies

Trust ClearWater Plumbers with all plumbing emergencies in Fort Worth, Texas. We can respond to emergency situations 24/7. Plus, our maintenance services and repairs can help prevent emergencies to begin with. Contact us today to schedule your services.

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