DIY Plumbing Disasters

Plumbing issues are likely to happen in the home at any time. Sometimes you may have to wait too long before a professional plumbing company can get there to help with the situation. In such a case, you may decide to take matters into your own hands. While this can help reduce the issue, often at times, it is the exact opposite.

Taking matters into your own hands is risky since you are prone to succumbing to common DIY plumbing issues. Here are some of the disasters that come about as a result of trying to fix plumbing issues yourself.

Water Leaks Due to Poorly Attached Pipes

Plumbing pipes need to be attached properly in order to enable water and other materials to flow through. When done by an expert, the chances that the pipes will leak are minimal. However, should you take matters into your own hands, this may not be the case. Some pipes need to be connected and bound together with rubber cement.

Since you are not a plumber, you may not have this. That means that you will rely on duct tape to do the job. This is dangerous as the pipes may develop a water leak. Water leakage will lead to water damage and mouldy surfaces.

Damaging Pipes

This is another issue that is a common result of DIY plumbing. Plumbing pipes have curves and turns that need to be handled by a professional so that they do not get damaged. In trying to handle the job yourself, you may end up damaging the pipe altogether. This will be a disaster in the making because once the pipes are damaged you cannot be able to drain water properly. Your sink drain, toilet or any other pipe will not be able to allow water to pass through.

Poor Reassembling of Taps or Pipes

If you do not have the proper training then this can be an issue. You may forget how to reassemble the parts after you are done. This will become a problem because water will probably start to leak and damage items in the house. You may end up with leaky taps which will waste water and cause you to pay higher water bills.

Voiding Your Guarantees

If you cause damage to the plumbing system by trying to fix a problem yourself, then you are at risk of voiding your warranty. That means that you will have to pay for the damage out of your own pocket.