Why You Need A Professional Plumber

Why You Need A Professional Plumber

When faced with a plumbing issue or emergency, homeowners may be tempted to attempt the repair independently to save money. However, while some plumbing issues may seem simple, attempting to repair them without proper knowledge or tools often creates additional problems. 

This is why most plumbing repairs should be left to qualified and certified professionals like the experienced team at The Otter Guys. We will provide quality solutions and fair prices for minor to major backups and emergencies. Here are some top reasons homeowners should hire a professional plumber for their next plumbing issue.

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Safety is one of the most important considerations in any home repair or renovation job. Safety always comes first, whether the task is as straightforward as hanging a picture on a wall or as difficult as adding an extra room to your home. 

Safety might not seem like a big deal if you’re facing an issue like a clogged drain or toilet. But you must also keep in mind that your home’s plumbing involves much more than just toilets and drains. A professional plumber will know all the appropriate safety measures to protect you, your home, and the successful completion of the job. 

Avoid Additional Issues Or Damage

Some tasks and repairs can be more forgiving than others when it comes to home repairs. For example, painting a room does require some skill but poses little risk to you or your home if you make a mistake. However, not all DIY projects carry such minimal risk. Water damage may occur quickly, greatly harming your home and your belongings. Water-damaged items often cannot be repaired and must be discarded. 

For anything you aren’t 100% sure you can handle yourself, it is always recommended to hire a professional plumber. Spending a few dollars on a professional with the proper tools, training, and expertise is always better than causing irreparable damage to your property in an attempt to save money. 

Professional Plumbing Products And Equipment

DIY homeowners can find various plumbing tools, pipes, and water heaters at neighborhood home improvement stores. Having said that, the products sold at these stores are not always the same as those that a professional might use. Many manufacturers often have two types of products – the ones they supply to the general public and those they offer to licensed professionals. 

In addition to being supplied with the best products, professional plumbers also have specialized tools that can only be properly utilized by a trained professional. For example, sewer cameras are expensive equipment that can help plumbers locate and apply the correct repair solution. Access and experience with the right tools and the highest quality products are key reasons homeowners should hire a professional plumber. 

Licensed And Insured

You will likely want a professional plumber if you are undertaking any work that is more involved than a straightforward repair. Licensing is to inform you that a plumber is qualified to complete the task and is covered by the necessary insurance. 

You may need a permit for larger projects, such as adding a room or making other significant improvements. A permit can only be obtained by licensed plumbers. Additionally, the added peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re covered if something goes wrong is what you get when you work with a licensed and insured professional plumber.

Contact The Otter Guys Today

If you’re a homeowner in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, or surrounding areas and have a plumbing issue that requires a professional touch, contact us now! We are The Otter Guys, and we would be “otterly” delighted to provide you with our quality and trusted professional plumbing services. No task is too big or small for our experienced and skilled team.

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