How can a plumber save you money? If you have daydreams about a cost-effective DIY fix, take a look at why a professional fix for your plumbing problems is a less expensive option in the long-run.
Unless you have a full professional-level tool set, you need an expert to bring their equipment for the job. Whether you have a clogged drain, broken pipes, or another installation issue, a plumber has the right tools for the job.
Even though you can buy almost everything you need for a plumbing fix at a big box home improvement store, you may not know the right tools and equipment to choose. Without an expert’s knowledge or the ability to select the precise tools for your plumbing problem, you may spend more money on equipment than you would on a service call.
A repair as-you-go or piece-by-piece approach may fix your plumbing problem right now. But this strategy isn’t the same as the correct, and permanent, repair that’s often necessary. Beyond that, this fragmented method can cost you money in additional repairs over time.
A plumber can evaluate the issue, make a diagnosis, and recommend a treatment to end the issue for good.
In some cases, a replacement is required. If this is the only way to permanently correct the issue, you’ll need a professional for the installation.
Clogs, backups, burst pipes, and other plumbing problems don’t happen on a Monday through Friday 9 to 5 schedule. An issue that starts on Saturday often can’t wait until Monday for a final fix. Whether you can’t use an appliance/fixture or a leak will seriously damage your home, you may need a plumber as soon as possible.
What happens if you wait to call the pro until regular business hours or try an unsuccessful DIY fix? Chances are you’ll cause more problems for yourself and your house. This may include water-related issues such as mold growth or irreparable damage of flooring, plaster furniture, or other belongings. Failure to properly repair the issue may also aggravate the plumbing problem.
Plumbing contractors who offer emergency services can stop damage before it breaks your home improvement budget. An emergency appointment can also get your plumbing system back in working order. This can save you money in DIY repair costs.
Your plumbing repair shouldn’t come with a hefty hospital bill. A scald from hot water, an equipment malfunction, or a plumbing snake that slices your hand can all send you to the emergency room. Avoid unnecessary accidents, injuries, and medical bills and call a professional instead.
The plumbing contractor knows how to use the industry’s equipment and what hazards to avoid. This expert knowledge and experience can reduce risks and save you money in unexpected medical costs.
The wrong hot water heater can cost you money. The same goes for water-wasting toilets and other fixtures. With one service call, you can save yourself money in utility costs over the course of the year or longer.
How much money do your old, worn, or faulty plumbing fixtures cost you annually? While this figure varies from home to home, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that a faucet that leaks one drop per second can waste over 3,000 gallons of water annually; showerhead leaking 10 drops a minute can waste 500 gallons; and a damaged irrigation can cause over 6,300 gallons of water loss a month.
A plumber can evaluate your home’s water usage, look for leaks, and suggest ways for you to save money.
Do you need help with a plumbing repair or efficiency issue? Contact Two Men and a Snake for more information.