DIY or Hire a Plumbing Pro?

Sometimes deciding whether you should tackle a plumbing problem yourself or call in a professional can be a tough decision. When it comes to unclogging a toilet or fixing a small drip, handy homeowners can often fix the problem on their own. So, when should you leave the project to a pro? Find out below:

  1. There may be more to the problem: while you may be able to fix a small leak, oftentimes mold comes along with it. An expert will be able to spot additional problems that may not as obvious to an amateur.

  2. Obtaining the right permits: remodeling your bedroom or bathroom? If your project requires any additional plumbing fixtures, or moving plumbing from one area of the room to another you may need special permits. This is a job best left to the professionals who will be able to keep your home safe and up-to-code during the remodel.

  3. Quick access, little mess: have a plumbing problem behind a wall, in the floor or in the ceiling? Most homeowners don’t know how to locate the exact source, and can make a big mess taking down walls or breaking through the ground. A trained professional will have a better understanding of where the problem is coming from and can often limit the mess to a small area.

Need help with a plumbing project in your Twin Cities – St. Paul home? Contact the experts at Uptown Plumbing today! We have over 100 years of experience so you know you can count on us!

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