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5 Plumbing Repairs You Might Not Want to Get Your Hands Dirty With

5 Plumbing Repairs You Might Not Want to Get Your Hands Dirty With

. 3 min read

Every household has problems. When it comes to running everyday life, plumbing issues are the biggest. You may indeed face multiple plumbing issues right from the start. However, neglecting them day after day could lead to something big and if you do not end up fixing them properly, you might do some serious damage that you might not be insured for.

So here is guide on the 5 Plumbing Repairs you might be best to leave to the pros.

Clogged Toilets

If you want to do it all by yourself, you can take a a plunger in your hand. This will help you to clean most of the minor clogs that are present.

However, you will only be able to reach until the depth of the plunge. In such a situation, the drain pipe and the major clogs will remain intact. You may also see that the flush is being unsuccessful. Then, the best way to get rid of the stinky situation is to get help from a professional who would get the job done for you.

Water Pressure Valve

Most of the homeowners look for every aspect in the home while trying to find out a possible option. However, there is always a requirement of testing the plumbing before you opt to purchase a new appliance. Whether you install a dishwasher, a washing machine, an Aquaguard or even a complete hot water heater, the optimal water pressure in your home always plays in a big part. Without knowing the water pressure, it can be difficult to figure out which appliance to purchase.

To get correct measurements of the water pressure, this test is carried out onto the water pressure valve which also records the current temperature of the water. There are some people who would like to save money on this test, but without consulting a professional, opting for a proper water pressure valve test could always get difficult and also it may be expensive later up. If you manhandle the pressure valve, you could end up in damaging the product and cause the pipe to burst. This will immediately spread hot water which could cause burns or even infect the skin. Try to stay away from such problems and always do call in a professional for the test.

Household Machine Hose Replacement

When you run any household appliance like a dishwasher or a washing machine, it requires regular water supply. If you are running them daily, it is evident that you are not getting much time for cleaning and maintaining the hose. Maintenance is a key factor if you want to keep all the things good. One such important part of every home and the household appliance is the hose through which the water is flowing in.

Although they will serve you well for a long time, they will need periodic replacement. You can try to fix the hose with a new one, but a slight mishandle could force you to purchase another or flooding the entire floor.

Water Heater Installation

One of the most important aspects of using a water heater for your home is the installation. Installing a hot water heater is always more difficult than using it. Rightly So! Installation of a water heater involves a lot of steps from plumbing, to fitting in the pipes and also the electrical connections. The steps are always complex and there are a lot of fittings to be considered as well. This is the reason why fitting in a new heater is always a bit expensive.

There are a lot of people who wish to cut down the cost of installation and do all of the work by themselves. The result can be horrible. They end up losing the warranty of the product and may damage it as well. If the product gets damaged under any circumstances, the only option left would be to buy a new one.

More importantly there are gas or electrical risks with these products, looking for a professional to install the product for you is always important.

Leaking Taps

Okay so this last one might actually be worth having a crack at, and sure if it is just tightening a fixture then why not?

One of the most common causes of dripping is because of the washer. Most probably, the washer present on the tap has worn away and the only option left is now to get a hold of a new washer. Can you really bo bothered trying to find the correct washer for your particular tap even if it is an easy job, I can't, I would rather do something more fun to be honest.

Okay, I know I could proably do it, with the help of a you tube video like this one below, but what if it takes me ages and I mess it up, I'll just be annoyed, why don't I write a blog post like this instead! :-)


You may face multiple problems for your plumbing system in your home. Getting them fixed is always a top priority. Of course, you can do DIY to the smaller ones, but for bigger and complex works, you should use professional help.


Part of the expertEasy writing team, Laura is from the UK and has a keen interest in Business, interior design and decor, home improvement and thriftiness in all things around the house and garden.