Who’s Your Katy Plumber? DIY or Pro

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Why Hire a Professional Katy Plumber?

Sometimes it seems like everyone’s a Katy plumber, and for good reason. As Texans, the typical Katy homeowner is hardly afraid of a little do-it-yourself (DIY) handyman work around the house.

In fact, there are many who actually look forward to these kinds of challenges. From installing a new security lock to replacing some damaged drywall, changing a light fixture, or replacing a damaged gutter, there are actually many people who look at DIY scenarios as opportunities rather than challenges.

When it comes to doing some DIY on your Katy plumbing, however, it’s important to know your limits. While there are certainly many around-the-house jobs that help satisfy the need for DIY, there are many that aren’t worth the risk. Clogged toilet, leaky faucet, and even replacing your shower head make for great at home projects. On the other hand, toilet replacement, hot water heater installation, and clogged sewer lines are best left to the professional Katy plumbers out there.

Your Katy Plumbing: Knowing When to Say When

Before starting any Katy plumbing project, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you have the confidence, training, and enough natural skill to complete the task without making it worse?
  • Do you have a friend or resource on hand to teach you the skill?
  • What is the worst thing that could happen?
  • What is your plan for when the worst thing does happen?

Your Katy Plumber: Safety First

Remember, most major plumbing jobs require safety knowledge and protocol. They require turning off live water and gas mains. A professional Katy plumber will know what the exact protocol is for each task without needing to ask Google 3 or more times to be sure.

Short Term vs. Long Term Costs

The first thing the DIY Katy plumber considers is cost, and his/her argument sounds good at first. Professional Katy plumbers charge by the hour for a unique, developed, and in-demand skill-set. The DIY plumber believes that he or she can slash their cost by doing it themselves. Again, leaky faucet, clogged toilet, replacing your shower head, they’re probably right. If you have the skills, resources, time, and patience, then by all means, go for it.

When it comes to bigger plumbing projects in your home, however, it’s always better to be safe instead of sorry. Not only can a DIY project gone wrong mean a complete do-over, they can also cause more damage than before. Worst of all is a project that looks and feels right when complete, but is leaking somewhere on the inside due to an improper fitting, bushing, tape seal, or use of putty. This ‘interior’ water damage can lead to extensive renovation in your home due to mold or loss of structural integrity.

Contact the Professional Katy Plumbers at Capital Care Plumbing

While DIY reduces the upfront costs, it can easily lead to increased costs in the long term. Even if you have the time and skillset, be sure to get a quote or estimate from a professional Katy plumbing company.

Then, weigh pros and cons, risks and liabilities, and potential costs if something goes wrong. Remember, Katy plumbing professionals guarantee their work, are covered by insurance, and do this type of work on an ongoing basis.

Best of all, they save you time, stress, and resources by determining what to buy, making sure you get the right part from the store, installing it, and even cleaning up after themselves. And while this might not seem like much to some people, it can often mean the world to the spouse of a die-hard DIY Texan.

Capital Care Plumbing offers expert plumbing repair, replacement, and installation, as well as emergency services. Contact us online or call for a free estimate.

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