Water goes everywhere in a modern home and wherever water goes, the possibility for water damage follows. This would not be a big problem if water damage meant only spills and leaks that are easy to detect. But water damage is a huge problem because of how sneaky and costly the issue can be. The worst kinds of water damage start deep inside the walls of a home and homeowners are usually not aware of it until the issue becomes a major problem.
But part of the problem is also the current DIY culture which leads homeowners to believe that solving plumbing problems is a matter of knowing how to buy and install the right parts. Most DIY plumbing videos on YouTube don’t tell homeowners how complicated plumbing systems actually are. They mainly focus on how to solve the immediate problem, leaving the root cause of the problem unaddressed.
But what is the result of such an approach? The problem is solved on a cosmetic level, while the real issue is left unattended and also given time to fester. Meanwhile, the homeowner goes to sleep with the feeling of triumph and a false sense of security. Inevitably, the blooming issue manifests as water damage in another part of the home or the original problem reoccurs, but this time it is worse and costs a lot more to fix, warns Florida Management & Sales in Davie.
The average 2000 sq.ft. home has hundreds of feet of pipes running through it. Depending on the number of bathrooms, water-using appliances, and floors in the home, this could be anywhere from 100 to 500 feet or more. The total length of piping in a home is further complicated by the type of plumbing layout used during the home’s construction. And the pipes may be plastic, copper, water, drain, or vent pipes.
The point is a home’s plumbing is incredibly complicated. The homeowner’s approach to maintaining these networks of pipes, fixtures, and appliances should take that complexity into full account. In order to get the complete use of their plumbing, minimize problems and solve issues without the risk of reoccurrence, homeowners need a professional plumber. A professional plumber is an ally who can help homeowners cut down on their plumbing costs in the long-run.
Here are the reasons why a professional plumber is an investment and not an expense.
1. Detailed diagnosis
Professional plumbers take a holistic view to problems. They will trace a plumbing problem to its origin. And while solving immediate problems, they also look out for signs of impending problems and help homeowners avoid them. While DIYers focus on putting out fires (repair and replacement), professional plumbers focus on preventing problems.
2. Efficient services
One of the problems homeowners face when they don’t use professional plumbers is that issues are often compounded. Attempts to solve problems in one area create problems in other areas. Professional plumbers are well trained and they understand how the elements of a home’s plumbing systems are interconnected. There ensure that the entire plumbing system is working efficiently.
3. Up-to-date training and equipment
Professional plumbers like the guys at Watermen Plumbing have a responsibility, as mandated by their professional codes of conduct, to constantly update their operations to the latest industry standards. They are continually undergoing training and upgrading their equipment to keep pace with new technology and changes in the building code. They will in turn transfer these benefits to the home’s plumbing to ensure that all its components stay up to date.
4. Years of experience
Solving plumbing problems efficiently requires practical experience. There are things that can only be learned by doing. And professional plumbers have garnered experience through dealing with a plethora of plumbing problems and finding different ways to solve them. This is why homeowners can be sure that when they hire a professional plumber, that person will always find a way to solve their problems.
Recognized plumbing professionals like Watermen Plumbing work with the objective of building relationships. That is why they have a perspective that focuses on long-term cost savings for their customers, rather than trying to scam homeowners of a few hundred dollars. They recognize that the future of their business depends on how much they help their customers save money.
6. Improved home value
A professional plumber can help homeowners preserve and improve the value of their home. They do this by protecting the features of the home from water damage. They also introduce the homeowner to plumbing components that improve energy-efficiency and make the home more enjoyable for its occupants.
7. Guarantee of work
One of the most important benefits of using a company like Watermen Plumbing is that they give homeowners a guarantee of their work. Homeowners who take a DIY approach to plumbing issues must spend twice to solve a problem if the first attempt fails. But with a professional plumber, if problems develop with a job, the plumber will fix it at no cost to the homeowner.
Finally, dear homeowner, the next time you are tempted to fix a broken pipe by yourself, resist that urge and call a professional plumber. You will be glad you did!