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When to Hire a Professional Plumber

woman-plungingThere are many, many capable men and women out there who not only handle multiple jobs around their homes, but who take great pride in doing so. The mark of a truly capable and responsible homeowner, however, is knowing when to put down the toolbox and pick up the phone instead. Let’s face it, many of us have a stubborn streak when it comes to admitting that we’re out of our league. When the issue becomes apparent, and you’re already elbow-deep, it’s even harder to call in the cavalry.

But trust us when we tell you that you’ll be much better off for having done so. Yes, there are a few instances in which you may be able to handle some basic plumbing services on your own. The lion’s share of such service needs, however, demand the skills and expertise possessed only by a professional plumber in Gilbert, AZ. Whatever the job may entail, trust The Sunny Plumber Phoenix to do it right, right from the start.

What Can I Do Myself?

If your toilet is clogged, or if a single drain in your home is backed up, then you can definitely pump the brakes before you decide to contact a professional plumber. You don’t have to, of course—we’re happy to help you with whatever troubles you may have. Still, if you’re so inclined, go ahead and plunge the toilet or the drain to see if you can free up a clog. If you’re feeling industrious, you may even choose to remove a p-trap to clear out a blockage. Many modern plumbing systems have easy-to-use plastic components with hand-turn fixtures for such readily accessible points of connection.

But even “minor” problems like clogs and back-ups may require professional attention if A) they’re not responding to basic fixes, or B) they’re happening with increasing frequency. When in doubt, always call a professional. Remember, there is no guarantee that the “clogged drain” isn’t actually the result of a more serious clog further down the system.

Are Damages a Real Possibility?

If you’ve got a leaking pipe, you don’t have any excuse for not calling in trained professionals. You may find some internet tutorial telling you that you can handle it on your own, but who’s to say that, even if you do wind up doing everything right, no damages will be done by the time you gather all necessary supplies and materials, let alone figure out what you should be doing? Who’s to say that the leak you can see isn’t just one of many, and that the others are not as obvious?

Even a little bit of water can wind up doing a lot of damage if you let it. We’re not claiming that every single plumbing problem is an emergency, of course. We’re simply pointing out that they’re not always as clear-cut as they seem and professional plumbers can do a much better and more accurate job of diagnosing problems than a novice can. Don’t risk damage to your home. Don’t risk personal injury. Schedule your plumbing services with a professional on our team.

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