August 21, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Homeowners Tips

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Plumbing is one of those jobs that most of us are tempted to do ourselves. With easy access to low-cost materials through the big box hardware retailers, homeowners try to cut costs wherever possible. When your home’s plumbing system is working properly, you don’t even have to think about it. But once trouble strikes, some homeowners will attempt to fix the problem themselves.

Struggling to accomplish large plumbing repairs can lead to an unsafe system that does not comply with local plumbing codes and can result in damage to the system and that sort of amateur work can be easily identified by most home inspectors. Most homeowners do not have the special tools nor experience necessary to do a professional job.
If you have a plumbing issue that you aren’t sure how to handle, the best thing to do is call a professional. While you may worry that a professional plumber will be expensive, but in the long run a serious plumbing problem can come back and cause a whole host of trouble. Incorrectly installing a kitchen appliance or inadequate drainage can lead to leaking, wasted water, and in the worst case, damage to your floors and the surrounding areas.

Any water damage resulting from an incorrect installation can and will cause you a headache later. Your insurance company will argue neglect on your part and a home inspector will spot inexperience work right away.
Plumbers are experts when it comes to proper connection procedures of water-using appliances, piping, fixtures, and fittings. Anyone employed in this trade must hold a Certification of Qualification or be a Registered Apprentice.

A license reputable plumbing company should have general liability insurance for your protection. Should a mistake occur and be a member of The Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association Inc. (OPIA) a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of the Province of Ontario through safe plumbing. Also, do not overlook the importance of getting a pre-purchase home inspection. if you are planning to sell.

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