By: Thom Gorman/published 2/1/2012
Do you know anyone who doesn’t use plumbing? We ALL use it several times a day,
without giving it a second thought. We take it totally for granted, until something stops working properly.
Maybe it is an annoying drip or there is no water or a toilet won’t flush or worst of all there is sewage backing up into the house. I will make no attempt to teach you the self-help method of plumbing repair, because without an accurate analysis of the problem, proper tools and expertise, you might literally find yourself up to your neck in a plumbing catastrophe.
Miami plumbing codes dictate how your home or business is plumbed and the size and placement of pipes and fixtures.
It is considered part of good housekeeping to pay attention to things like low water pressure, high water bills, wet spots and odd tastes and colors in your water and even to fix MINOR problems. When you find anything beyond your skill level, it is time to seek out a good Miami plumbing expert.
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Once you have diagnosed the plumbing problem, secured the needed tools and feel you really want to try a home repair like fixing a drip or replacing a flapper valve, go for it.
Caution: (I learned this the hard way.) Do not attempt ANY home plumbing repair without first locating a working, “whole house” water cut off valve. Make sure that it operates properly, before going even one step farther.
While plumbers can be expensive, they can be worth their weight in gold by fixing the problem right, the first time. Remember that applying the wrong fix to a plumbing problem may make it a lot worse.
Miami plumbing codes allow for home owner repairs, but you have to know when you are in over your head (no pun intended). Be honest with yourself. If you think a particularly large job is beyond your skill-level, then you are probably right. Call a Miami plumbing expert right away.
I personally own a selection of high quality plumbing tools, but my wife gets an attack of the vapors, whenever she sees them, in my hands. So far, she has been able to get her favorite Miami plumbing contractor to stop by, before I could get a decent start on fixing everything.
For right now I’ll be contented to watch how the experts do it. Call a Miami plumbing company for a professional and reliable quote for any plumbing problem.