Did you know that indoor plumbing has been around for almost 5,000 years?
Thankfully, with technological advances, our plumbing systems are highly efficient and sophisticated compared to those of the ancient Egyptians — but they are not infallible.
Household plumbing systems often develop problems that need fixing. Some minor drips and blockages can be sorted out by DIY work but the majority of plumbing issues require a professional plumber.
Plumbers attend to a lot more than just leaking taps. They protect your home from expensive water damage and, if you have ever been in a situation where your home is flooding from a plumbing issue, you know how alarming that can be.
There are many reasons to hire a professional plumber rather than attempt a fix yourself…and we take a look at these below.
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1. Proper diagnosis of plumbing issues
You can’t fix a problem if you don’t know what it is. Sometimes, attempted fixes make the problem worse. Untrained eyes may not get to the root cause of the problem.
With a professional plumber, the real problem will be correctly identified before any repair work is attempted. We use equipment like infrared thermometer guns, cameras to see into pipes, and gas leak detectors to diagnose the issue so that repair work is appropriate and efficient.
A professional plumber offers an important advantage over a DIY fix: safety. Plumbing issues can create hazards in the home, some of them serious like electrical faults or gas leaks.
As fully licensed and insured plumbers, we’ve been properly trained in safety procedures. Safety always comes first whether it’s changing a water heater, replacing a furnace or tackling frozen pipes.
3. Permanent plumbing solutions — not quick fixes
Sometimes, a quick fix is needed just to get through an emergency but calling a professional plumber will result in a more permanent solution. Repair jobs should be made to last.
Correct diagnosis, equipment, expertise and experience all contribute to a lasting outcome that will serve your household for the years ahead. The alternative is the same problem arising again and again, which can be an expensive annoyance.
4. Support if things go wrong…
Who’s going to help if your DIY job goes wrong? Normally, you end up having to call a professional plumber anyway, wasting time and money.
With a professional fix from Alpha Plumbing, you’ll receive friendly backup customer support if needed. Your professional plumber will keep you informed at every step and explain the work being done.
In the unlikely event that something goes wrong, our insurance coverage means everything can be sorted out easily.
5. Access to the latest plumbing equipment
You’re unlikely to have professional plumbing equipment lying around at home. Many plumbing issues require a lot more than a pair of pliers and a screwdriver.
With our professional plumbing equipment, we can diagnose and fix problems much more efficiently than homeowners. Jobs that a homeowner might take days to fix can be completed in hours.
If your DIY job is unsuccessful, it might cost more to fix up your plumbing issue than if you’d simply made a call to a plumber in the first place — especially if you need to buy tools to do the job.
By investing in a safe and permanent solution to the problem rather than a patchwork fix that might come unstuck later, you may end up saving money.
7. Save time
Do you really want to spend your Saturday afternoon troubleshooting and fixing that plumbing issue?
Some problems take a lot of time to repair. A pro will look after it more efficiently and free up your time.
How do you make sure a plumber is right for the job?
Professional plumbers help save you time, headaches and money. But it can also be a headache trying to find a reliable, experienced, and affordable plumber in Calgary.
It’s useful to ask a series of questions and gather some basic information before hiring any plumber. That way, you can make an informed decision about the plumber you hire…
Some homeowners choose DIY installations, repairs & servicing that could lead to even more costly repairs after a botched job.
DIY is not advisable unless you have considerable experience in managing your own plumbing projects as there are many important safety concerns to bear in mind before tearing your plumbing system apart yourself. Call us today to get the help you need.
Hire a professional plumber in Calgary
Whether your drains are blocked or you need repairs or maintenance to household equipment like a water heater, an experienced plumber from Alpha Plumbing can save you time, money, and headaches.
Remember, all plumbing work is covered by our one-year guarantee for parts and labour.