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To DIY Or Not To DIY? When To Call In A Plumber

14th September 2015

Like all things in life, it is noble to want to solve things yourself. Putting up the shelves, mowing the lawn and painting the ceiling are all DIY tasks you can tackle in confidence. However there are some jobs in the home that require professional handiwork. In the case of plumbing, it is always better to call us if you’re in doubt. Read on for when to call the professionals!


When To Call The Plumber


Clogged or overflowing toilet


Sometimes the solution is beyond you and your plunger. We repeat, step away from the plunger and give us a call, otherwise you may scratch the toilet bowl and end up damaging it. Before you know it, you could have a horrible smelling, leaking, non-flushing, blocked toilet. Phew! Is it really worth it? Take off your DIY crown for a minute and let us take the reins!


Frozen pipes


When temperatures dip, pipes can freeze. It is not simply a task of thawing the affected pipes, as cracks or bursts may already have occurred. If this is the case, your property and possessions are in danger of water damage. Don’t risk it and instead call us straight away.


Water heater problems

Similar to frozen pipes, water heaters can cause all sorts of problem and if leaking, can wreak major havoc on your property. Don’t tinker or tamper, but telephone Sydney Emergency Plumbing.

Fitting a whole new bathroom / kitchen

It should be obvious, but there are many reasons why fitting a whole new bathroom, complete with toilet, sink and a whole set of pipework to connect, may be a job beyond the average DIYer. There are a lot of things to consider and a lot of things that could go wrong and you don’t want to be left without hot running water or a flushing toilet. More than just an annoyance, it can become hazardous if for pets, children or the elderly at home.


 And For Those DIY Moments…


Now that we have the serious jobs out of the way, remember that if you have a DIY plumbing itch you just have to scratch, then remember to always turn off the water at the main before you get up close and personal with your pipes and always check you have the tools for the job

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