Plumbing Issues You Should Not Fix on Your Own

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Being handy is indeed an advantage, especially when you have leaky faucets and clogged toilets every once in a while. However, there are just plumbing problems that are better left to the trained hands of a professional.


Hayes Plumbing has a team of seasoned professionals who ensure only high-quality services to all our clients. We are here for all kinds of plumbing issues, big or small. You cannot imagine the number of calls we get from people who have tried to fix plumbing problems on their own to save on the repair costs only to end up with a much more expensive disaster.


Here are some common examples of plumbing concerns that you should not try to fix yourself:



These are extremely dangerous. The only thing you should do if you find yourself in this situation is to have your entire family vacate the premises and immediately contact your utility company. Explosions are not uncommon and they can happen in an instant. It can easily destroy your home and even hurt or kill people.


Some amateurs do try to tamper with gas lines for purposes like sharing. These are illegal for a reason. They can ultimately result in the death of someone or a serious injury. Please do not attempt to address gas issues ever.



We do know that major plumbing changes in your home can get a little costly. However, what you must realize is that it’s going to be much more expensive if you try to dabble with it and not complete it properly the first time. Calling a professional plumber will ensure that whatever modification needs to be done will be done correctly – no leaks and also that all the changes done are up to code.


There are modifications like re-routing sewer lines or extending hot water lines that often requires usage of a blowtorch. If you attempt to use such a tool without training, you are definitely setting yourself up for a dangerous (not to mention) costly situation.



Sewer lines are almost always inaccessible for homeowners. And even if there’s access, there is typically a special machinery required to fix it that most people do not own. That is why attempting to fix clogs in the sewer lines often leads to disaster.


See if you attempt to unclog a sewer line and it is unsuccessful (which it probably would be), the clog can progress to sewage backup. That is very dangerous to your family’s health because of the toxins found in the waste, not to mention the nauseating odour. This can also lead to damages to your property. So, needless to say, this is a problem better left to professionals.


When it comes to plumbing, it is always safest to call Hayes Plumbing for professional services. Only then will you get the peace of mind, knowing that no plumbing disaster is going to bother you and your family for a long time.

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