If you’re a fairly handy homeowner, it can be pretty tempting to save money by completing home projects yourself. In most cases, this is a great idea! You can find plenty of how-to’s online and teach yourself how to build and fix things around the house. However, there are a few projects that really do require a professional because the consequences of doing them wrong far outweigh any money saved. If you need any of these three plumbing projects completed, call on the experts at Drain Genie Plumbing Services.

DIY Plumbing Projects You Should Never Attempt

1. Pipe Replacement

Pipe repair and replacement is generally a lot trickier than it sounds. Most DIYers end up just patching leaks, which unfortunately won’t fix the problem permanently. Instead of using a patch, a leaking pipe will most likely need to be completely replaced by a professional. Without professional training, homeowners often end up installing mismatching pipes or installing them incorrectly, making the problem worse than it was before.

2. New Water Heater Installation

Hiring a trained plumber to provide water heater installation services is your best bet to avoid a lot of problems. Because of the amount of electricity required to install a water heater, any mistakes can lead to severe injuries. Also, it is critical to vent the unit to the manufacturer’s specifications as improper vent size or configuration can lead to a dangerous build-up of carbon monoxide inside the home. It’s best to hire a professional to ensure that the job is done quickly, safely, and securely.

3. Drain or Sewer Line Clogs

Finally, if you have a slow or clogged pipe, we recommend never using chemical drain cleaners to solve the problem yourself. In some instances you may be able to use a drain snake, but deeper clogs should be handled by a professional. Not only does our drain cleaning experience help us to determine the cause of most issues, but we also enlist the help of the latest technologies, including cameras, to efficiently find and solve any clog.

DIY projects can be a fun and rewarding way to spend your weekends, but make sure to avoid any projects that you don’t have the expertise and experience to handle. Contact Drain Genie for any of your plumbing projects in the Orlando area at (407) 490-1230. We can’t wait to work with you!