Fixing leaky faucets and unclogging drains are two of the most common DIY plumbing projects many homeowners have successfully (and proudly) completed. You probably belong to this group, so you know that it can save you money.
However, there are many other plumbing-related issues and concerns that only experienced, reliable, and licensed plumbing contractors in Utah can and should handle. Attempting to give the following a “go” may not only result in serious damages and consequences; you may actually be breaking quite a number of plumbing regulations and laws along the way.
Installing a new water heater/replacing an existing one.
When you need to install a new water heater or replace your old, outdated, or broken down unit, make sure you hire a contractor, since the procedure involves tinkering not only with plumbing components, but with electrical wires too. Remember: anything that has something to do with electricity and water can put you at danger of accidents, particularly electrocution, so do not fall into the temptation of thinking that you can do this project on your own.
Kitchen and bathroom renovations
Even when you have successfully completed minor plumbing repairs in the past, when your new plumbing-related project already involves renovations, pass it on to a professional. Renovations almost always require adding, replacing, or moving new fixtures and pipes, so you need someone with a license as such tasks typically need permits and a whole lot of knowledge and experience – things you most likely do not possess.
The same goes true for home additions that require the installation of new plumbing work or those that will affect your existing system.
Indoor flooding, water backups (from the sink, drainage, toilet, or sewer), and other plumbing emergencies are best left in the hands of experienced plumbing contractors.
All in all, these people have the team members, equipment, and knowledge to promptly address such emergencies, and in the safest way possible, so hire them when necessary to avoid serious repercussions.