When it comes to plumbing installations, are you a do-it-yourselfer? If so, you might want to hear us out.
As a homeowner, you may be highly adept at handling a variety DIY projects and repairs around the house. Some work, however, is better left to the pros. Electrical work of all kinds and plumbing faucet and fixture installation are the two that most experts recommend you don’t try to tackle yourself.
Before you attempt to replace your own toilet, sink, faucet or tub, think about what might go wrong.
Plumbing Installations Can Be Complicated
Have you ever performed any faucet or fixture installations?
They seem simple enough for a handy homeowner. But, if any of the connection points or installation holes don’t line up when you go to place the new fixture, you’re going to have difficulties. If any of the connectors are seized, corroded or out of date, you’ll have to address those as well.
If you don’t know what you’re doing during any plumbing project, you can easily get in over your head. If that happens, the inevitable result is a wet mess at best and, at worst, flooding and water damage.
And, at that point, you’ll need to call in a plumber to fix the problem anyway.
Faulty Plumbing Installations Can Cause Damage to Your Home
Tackling a DIY plumbing project that is outside of your skill level can result in mistakes that can be quite serious. When toilets, sinks, faucets and tubs are not installed correctly, leaks are likely. And, in some cases, improper installation methods can hide these leaks and cause them to go unnoticed.
Leaking pipes and fixtures can lead to cosmetic and structural damage, as the water can rot and warp the wood in your floors, walls and cabinetry. In addition, leaks around your plumbing can cause mold and mildew growth in your home.
Save yourself the headaches and start with a professionally licensed plumbing contractor from the start. Professional plumbers have the experience and skills to handle any new sink, faucet, toilet or tub installation. Plus, professionals can inspect your plumbing and detect potentially damaging issues that should be addressed before replacing your fixture.
No broken pipes, no flooding, no messy clean-up.
Professional Plumbing Installations Protect Your Home’s Value
Upgrading your bathroom or kitchen fixtures can boost the value of your home, but only if the work is done correctly and in accordance with standards and building codes. Maybe you aren’t in the market to sell at the moment, but who knows what the future holds?
Potential home buyers may not appreciate your DIY plumbing installations.
Protect your home’s value by hiring a professional to complete your plumbing projects. You will enjoy high-quality work that is up to code and guaranteed, so you won’t have to worry about leaks or problems with workmanship.
If you plan to invest in beautiful new fixtures, why not go the extra mile and make sure that they are installed properly by an expert?
American Plumbing Services has earned an impeccable reputation throughout Utah and Salt Lake Counties for our first-class work and exceptional customer service. Contact our Provo office today to schedule a free professional consultation for all of your plumbing installations and repair needs.