Have you ever heard a thought cross your mind for you to take action on it, only to regret moments later? We all have, myself included. Most homeowners regularly are faced with this dilemma, with some ending up paying the price.
With the current financial constraints, some homeowners find the DIY way a more seductive option, compared to getting a professional plumber to get plumbing done around the house. So, the question is, should you pay for a plumber or try to fix the problem yourself?
Reasons For Getting A Plumber
Value for money- By opting to let a certified professional to handle the maintenance, replacement or fixing of any pipes/fixtures in your house, you save money by getting the work done expertly as well as having the job done once. You save on both time and money as well.
Expertise- Having sharp eye working on your projection comes in handy at any time. Why? Thanks to the vast amount of experience working on other projects, they are in the best position to offer quick and reliable solutions as opposed to getting someone who’s wet behind the ears.
High Turnover- Certified, experienced professional plumbers guarantee that the job will be completed within the stipulated time. The job gets done once hence no need for do-overs at your expense. Also, should he/she take longer it comes from his pocket.
Better Sleep- Imagine having your sewer pipe blowing up on you in the middle of the night, or cold freezing water spraying onto you because of that improperly insulated T joint you “fixed”? I bet it isn’t a warm and fuzzy one.
Insurance- Accidents and incidents are unpredictable. Licensed plumbers are compelled by law to have insurance, hence, should anything happen to your property of the contractor, you need not worry much.
With that being said, there are those of us; the 1%, who feel a lot of gratification when they take care of things themselves. Nothing is sweeter than your sweat (not literally of course). So, here is what you stand to reap should you attempt to roll up the sleeves and get dirty.
Headaches- Unless you are a certified plumber with experience, fixing a house’s plumbing can be nerve-wracking, despite how simple it may seem with the pros do it.
Increased Overhead Expenses- Because you are a newbie in this field, you are bound to make several costly mistakes which will add up on the long run, making you wish you could kick yourself in the ass for not going the other way.
You Will Get It Done Eventually- After numerous YouTube videos and trips to the hardware, great new: you will get the job done! Sadly, you may have to go through all that and possibly worse later on.
As you have seen, there are pros to letting the professionals do their thing. Should you find yourself wondering whether should you pay for a plumber or try to fix the problem yourself, you now know what you stand to gain or lose.