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Home Plumbing Projects Do’s and Don’ts

Nov 21, 2022
Home Plumbing Projects Do’s and Don’ts

At Neighborhood Plumbing, we always recommend hiring experienced plumbers to handle your home plumbing projects. Of course, there are a few plumbing projects you can tackle on your own. If you are ready to take on home plumbing projects, it’s important that you understand some of the do’s and don’ts.

At Neighborhood Plumbing, we’ve put together some of the do’s and don’ts of home plumbing projects.

The Do’s:

  • Turn Off the Water When Necessary

For home plumbing projects involving water supply lines, it’s advisable to turn the water off before starting any work. You should know the location of the main shut-off valve just to be safe in the event of an emergency.

  • Use Quality Materials

One of the top causes of plumbing disasters in homes is the use of low-quality materials for plumbing installations and repairs. Some homeowners opt for low quality fittings and fixtures, perhaps to save money or simply because they don’t understand the required quality standards. When you are undertaking any home plumbing project, ensure you use high quality materials and fixtures to maintain the integrity of your plumbing system.

  • Know When to Call the Pros

While there are easy home plumbing projects you can handle yourself with the right tools, some projects can be beyond your particular skill set. Plumbing projects such as underground leak repair, water heater installation, pipe replacement, sewer line repair, and gas leak repair should be left to professional plumbers because they are quite complex. If you are unsure about your ability to handle a plumbing project, always call reliable plumbers to help you out.

The Don’ts:

  • Don’t Ignore Warning Signs

Most plumbing problems don’t just suddenly appear. They give warning signs that can give you a clue. Watch out for common signs of plumbing issues and take action as soon as you notice signs of trouble.

  • Don’t Ignore Code Requirements

There are plumbing and building codes put in place by city, county, and state authorities to protect you, your family, and the general public. Even do-it-yourselfers are bound by plumbing and building codes, so it’s advisable not to overlook those codes. Not following code requirements could put you, your family, and the general public at risk; cost you money down the road; and may even come with legal ramifications.

  • Don’t Over-Tighten Fittings

Avoid over-tightening fittings and connections because it can lead to broken bolts, warped fittings, and many other problems.

  • Don’t Cut Corners

Taking shortcuts might seem like an easy way to save money, but the consequences can be costly in the long run. Cutting corners can lead to more expensive plumbing issues down the road and lower your home’s resale value. 

Call Neighborhood Plumbing When You Need Reliable Plumbing Service

Perhaps you need help with installing plumbing fixtures in your home, your plumbing is in disrepair, or you’re looking to schedule routine plumbing maintenance in your home. No matter what your plumbing needs are, you can rely on the experienced plumbers at Neighborhood Plumbing to get the job done right. Our plumbers can help you with everything from water line repair and sewer line repair to drain cleaning and water heater repair.

Contact us today to schedule plumbing service in your residential or commercial property.

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