Whenever a plumbing-related mishap happens, there are two simple reactions. One of them is to panic. The other is to try and fix the problem yourself. Sometimes, there are some problems best left to the professionals. But if you think you have some handy know-how, you can try and fix any issues yourself. Just don’t make these mistakes!
Trying to Do It All
First of all, you shouldn’t try to do it all. If you’re not sure what you’re doing, you can end up making any existing problems worse. Cleaning your faucets and other fixtures are easy enough, as is dealing with some light clogging. But for more in-depth repairs and replacements, and even attempted installations, you’re much better off getting professional assistance. It’s one thing to switch out an old showerhead for a new one, but trying to fix a leak in your upstairs bathroom can get more complicated than you expect.
Not Turning Off the Water
Before any plumbing work can happen, you need to turn off the water supply for your home. Unfortunately, not having any running water can cause major headaches – especially when your family members need to shower, brush their teeth, or just get some water to drink. However, if you attempt to do anything plumbing-related without turning off the water, you run the risk of severe water damage or flooding inside your home.
Forgetting the Right Tools
No matter what fixes you’re trying to complete, you’re going to need the right tools. If you forget these tools, then you’re going to have a bad time. That’s because if you don’t have all of the tools you need in easy reach before you begin, you’ll be in for heaps of frustration. And then there are the delays in the project, making it take longer than expected. Besides, there’s the high likelihood that a small leak will grow, exposing your home and family to the effects of mold and mildew. The simplest way to avoid this problem and all of the other problems mentioned above is to get the job done right. Call Master Plumbing today!
All of Your Plumbing Needs from Master Plumbing
Give Master Plumbing a call at (301) 650-9100 or contact us online to get more information on how our expert plumbers can help you with your dripping faucet (or just about anything else plumbing related!). We have received Angie’s List Super Service Award recognition for plumbing and drain cleaning every year since 2007, in addition to the Best Plumber award from Best of Bethesda. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and our service is unparalleled. Give us a call today—you won’t regret it! To see examples of our projects, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.