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Dangers of DIY Plumbing

Sink, Plumbers, Jacksonville, FlAs homeowners, we’ve all considered doing it – repairing a plumbing issue yourself to save money. With online tutorials and videos at your fingertips, it seems like an easy to task to follow the instruction and fix that leaky pipe yourself.

The main reason homeowners will attempt to tackle plumbing repairs on their own instead of calling in help is to save money. Whether you’re tight financially or between jobs, residential plumbing is a serious task that should always be handled by a professional.

By the time that the professionals at Metro-Rooter receive an emergency call, it is often because  a homeowner has tried and failed to handle a plumbing job on their own.

In fact, a study done by professional plumbers reported that as much as 30% of their calls are from DIYers who could not complete the task at hand. By the time that phone call is made, the plumbing repair has become a full-blown emergency and is often executed late at night or on a weekend. This, of course, is going to cost them a lot more money than if they had brought in a professional to begin with. From a homeowner’s standpoint, it can be tempting to try to save money by handling plumbing repairs without a professional. However, the risks involved are rarely worth the savings, especially since those savings do not ultimately pan out in many cases.

Don’t take the risk of endangering your property, your family’s health, or your sanity – turn to Metro-Rooter first.

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