Plumbing DIY: When you should and when you shouldn’t

DIY Plumbing - Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Services Adelaide

Everyone loves a good DIY project and we’re all for it! However, there are some home DIY projects that should not be attempted. Here are some plumbing DIY projects you should call in professionals for…

Dishwasher installation

Dishwasher installation seems pretty easy right? Hook up the waterline and place it in its special place – done. Not so true. Because dishwashers are placed under benchtops and near kitchen cabinets, the appliance needs to be carefully installed to ensure it does not leak later on causing damage to the cabinets or benchtop. Replacing these will be far more expensive later down the track. You’re better off getting peace of mind that the space is prepped for the appliance model and installed with assurance that it won’t leak or damage the surrounding area.

Water heater installation

Most water heaters are heated through gas. Hooking up a gas line is something that should always be done by a professional. We offer hot water plumbing, replacement, repair and installation. If you need your water heater installed or replaced, we’re your guys! You can get in touch on 0400 386 991 or visit our website here. 

If your water heater is electric, we’d still recommend getting in a professional. Improper installation can cause a lot of issues with the heating system that will be far more costly to resolve a few months after using the heater.

Major clogs or leaks

Small leaks are okay to fix up as a DIY project. Major leaks on the other hand should always be resolved by a professional. The clog or leak may be a bigger problem that you suspect, caused by neighbourhood or city plumbing. Because plumbing is located under your home, it’s not always easy to accurately detect the extent of the damage. Professionals are equipped with the tools and experience to know where to go, what to look for and how to properly assess the potential damage.

Frozen Pipes

Not that this is a huge issue over here in Aus. But in case you ever come across it – don’t fix it yourself! Thawing out your pipes wears them down to a point of rupture. If your pipes are frequently frozen and you think they might need replacing, get a professional in to do if for you.

Do you have a plumbing or gas emergency? We’re ready to roll! Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Solutions offer trust worthy, reliable plumbing and gas services. We are here to help. Give us a call on 0400 386 991.

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