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Should You DIY Your Plumbing Project?

When it comes to issues in and around the home, we often assess the situation and decide whether or not we can tackle it on our own. Indeed, some plumbing problems can be simple fixes. Understandably, also, that some people may be hesitant to contact a plumber because they are looking to save a few extra dollars. There might be those who would prefer to fix the issue themselves because they think it’s faster than making an appointment with a plumber. Then, there are those who take pride in handling a plumbing problem for their own personal satisfaction.

Whatever the case may be, our Las Vegas plumbers can help you determine whether your plumbing problem could be a simple DIY project or a matter for a professional to handle.

Continue reading our plumbing blog from Lange Plumbing & Fire Protection below!

When Is a Plumbing Issue Too Complicated?

Before you begin any plumbing project, you should first familiarize yourself with the plumbing regulations of Las Vegas. Some projects might not be permissible in Clark County and require a permit. You can see the most up-to-date codes and regulations by visiting here the county’s official page on building codes: Building Codes in Clark County.

Here are some other considerations:

  1. Be honest with your plumbing skills. Unclogging the toilet is a good example of something that could be a simple fix. However, more serious blockages might require a licensed plumber’s expertise in handling the matter.
  2. Make sure you have the right tools. DIY projects can be time-consuming, and if you don’t have the right tools in your arsenal, it can become a chore that might take up a better part of your day. Think about the time you have to devote to your project. It might very well be a huge time (and headache!) saver if you rely on a professional Las Vegas plumber.
  3. Understand the risks of DIY projects. If your fix didn’t turn out, this could mean more headaches and costly work to correct the situation. As a good rule of thumb, if you think that the DIY project has the potential for greater issues or may pose a threat to yours or your family’s health, it may be best to leave it up to the pros.

DIY projects are fantastic when you have the time and have all of the tools at your disposal. It also doesn’t hurt to have a friendly neighborhood plumber ready at a moment’s notice either! If you do need assistance with more complicated projects, please feel free to reach out to one of our plumbers at Lange Plumbing & Fire Protection. Together, we have more than 200 years of combined experience and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any size plumbing project.

Contact us today at (702) 500-0936 for a free estimate!

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