Usually, when something goes wrong with our plumbing at home, our first instinct is to try and resolve the issue ourselves. Obviously, if it’s a simple matter of getting the plunger out and pumping the drain a couple of times, this makes sense.
But when it comes to more complex issues involving bathroom leaks, busted kitchen pipes, clogged toilets or gas-related faults, you should certainly not attempt to conduct these repairs on your own.
Aside from the fact that YouTube tutorials are not necessarily a reputable instructional guide (especially in the likely circumstance that your plumbing system is different to the one in the video), there are three key reasons why hiring a licensed plumber is important.
Safety is every licensed plumber’s number one priority
There are various hazards involved in every plumbing job; whether it’s a broken water heater, issues with sewerage or a crack in the piping. On top of the fact that these are all sophisticated plumbing problems that require solid industry knowledge; each of these issues also requires different tools, equipment and expertise.
A licensed plumber will arrive at your property with every item that he or she needs in order to complete the repairs/replacements/maintenance safely, while following the necessary protocols and precautions that have been learned through extensive training.
Licensed plumbers also know how to protect themselves from contaminants and biohazards with the appropriate protective gear which, according to the DIY Safety Report, 60% of homeowners who conduct plumbing maintenance at home don’t use.
A licensed plumber will complete the job with high quality workmanship and parts
It’s nothing personal, but a licensed plumber is likely to do a much better job at fixing your plumbing problem than you are. Why? Because they’ve undergone years of hands-on training to learn the ins and outs of residential and commercial plumbing systems of all shapes and sizes.
Not only that, but the average licensed plumber will periodically update their knowledge of plumbing protocols as industry standards evolve and new materials/systems emerge. Put simply, licensed plumbers are equipped with a solid background in plumbing – drawing on years of experience to get the job done right, every time.
They’re also bound by law to strictly adhere to local building codes, standards and regulations at all times. All workmanship comes fully guaranteed, so you also have the peace of mind that if anything starts malfunctioning again, it’s covered under warranty.
It’s a more cost-effective solution in the long term
Have you ever started a task, and then realised halfway through that it was a much more complicated and tedious task than you thought it was going to be? This happens all the time with plumbing, and homeowners often only realise they’re in over their head once it’s too late.
In many cases, you can actually make a minor problem worse, and then it becomes more expensive to fix than what the original repairs would have costed.
Licensed plumbers, on the other hand, always conduct a thorough inspection of your plumbing system before proceeding with any repairs, so they know exactly how to go about resolving the issue.
They can make you aware of all the necessary costs associated with spare parts and labour before moving forward, so you know upfront how much their service is going to cost. When you tackle the issue on your own, however, you don’t have a clear idea of what this could end up costing.
Call us for a fully licensed Brisbane plumber today
At Plumbform, we put every plumber in our employment through a plumbing license check, to ensure everyone in our team is a registered Brisbane plumber. Our network of fully licensed plumbers are highly experienced in plumbing services of all shapes and sizes – from blocked drains and roofing/guttering, to excavation, gas leak detection and more. We even provide emergency 24/7 plumber services for more urgent situations.
Once you call us for a free quote and consultation, we’ll dispatch our next available certified plumbing expert straight to your property for efficient and reliable repairs. Avoid property damage or health and safety risks, by calling us for hassle-free plumbing services from a certified professional today.