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It can be tempting to reach for DIY solutions when things go wrong around the home. On some occasions, there’s no reason why you can’t fix problems by yourself. However, with more complex issues you could end up creating a bigger problem than what you had in the first place. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you decide whether you can fix your plumbing issue yourself or if you should call in professional plumbers.

When You Can DIY

As a general rule, if it doesn’t require shutting off the mains water supply, you can probably DIY it. This doesn’t mean to say that it’s within anyone’s capabilities though. If you don’t feel confident carrying out any repairs yourself, call in a professional plumber. It’s not worth damaging your property with unskilled hands.

Clogs

If your toilet or drains are clogged then it’s worth tackling it with a plunger. This can clear the blockage without the need for a professional to be called in. If a plunger isn’t working, you can try a drain unblocking fluid. If that still doesn’t work, it’s time for a professional plumber to be called in.

Basic Fittings

It’s pretty straightforward to fit replacement taps and showerheads if you’d like a new design. You can also install a new washing machine if you feel it’s within your capabilities.

DIY Plunger Unclogging the Sink

Why You Need Professional Plumbers

There’s a reason why plumbers go through extensive training to do the work that they do. Professional plumbers will be on the Gas Safe register. This means that they’re trained to handle gas products safely. Without this knowledge and training you could create a serious health hazard. Gas is not something to experiment with, so call a professional plumber if you need any gas work doing.  

Damp Ceiling

You Don’t Know What the Problem Is

If you’re staring at a damp patch on your ceiling, you might be tempted to investigate yourself. This is generally a bad idea. A plumber can take a look at where water is gathering and conduct a proper examination without causing unnecessary injury to your property. If you begin to knock down walls to find out where the plumbing issues are, you run the risk of breaking load bearing walls and causing extensive damage.

Renovations

If you’re carrying out large renovations, you’ll need a professional to help. Rearranging pipes can be complex and requires an expert with the appropriate equipment.

New appliances might require updated piping systems so they can be fully supported. For this reason, it’s a good idea to involve your plumber early on in your renovation project. They can guide you as to what your current infrastructure can support and tell you which upgrades you might need.

Call G4Gas Now For Professional Plumbers in Trowbridge

Many plumbing issues will cause damp areas in your home. If you spot these, call a professional immediately to prevent further damage and get to the root of the problem.

If your boiler is malfunctioning or you can smell gas, don’t waste time. These problems are far beyond the capabilities of an amateur, and could be life threatening if not treated quickly. Call G4Gas for professional plumbers in Trowbridge. We’re here to help and are experts in all aspects of domestic and commercial plumbing.

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