Everyone knows a DIY expert. You might even consider yourself one! And while we certainly the tenacity and ingenuity of a DIYer, it’s admittedly in our professional interest to discourage DIY projects that involve your plumbing system.
Now, of course, we can’t stop anyone from doing their own plumbing services. But at the very least, we think it’s going to save you a lot of time and money if you cross these plumbing services off the list entirely:
There are two types of drain services that you should leave to a professional:
Clogged drains, and drain cleaning.
We can already hear your protests—there are tons of articles online about how to unclog your own drains. After all, it might take nothing more than some hot water or a coat hanger to get rid of your clog—how hard could it be? However, what we want to warn you about are:
- Using any tools that might damage the pipes or make the clog worse.
- Any chemical combinations that can be harmful to you or to your plumbing (and that includes drain cleaning chemicals!)
On top of that, there’s also the confusing about drain cleaning versus drain unclogging. When we say drain cleaning, we mean thoroughly blasting clog-forming substances out of the drains entirely. This is what helps prevent clogs from forming in the first place. That’s just not something you can do on your own, short of renting your own hydro-jet (and that’s way more expensive than just hiring a plumber!).
Video Pipe Inspection
A video pipe inspection camera is a tiny camera affixed to the end of a very long line. That camera records footage in real-time, which is displayed on a monitor. The amount of convenience that this tool provides just cannot be substituted by any DIY efforts!
Some DIY efforts that can easily be resolved with video pipe inspection include:
- Finding a valuable piece of jewelry that has fallen down the drain.
- Finding the source of a clog deep in your sewer system.
- Scouting out cracks or leaks before they become a massive problem.
Before video pipe inspection came around, plumbers were forced to use a lot of guesswork and intuition to solve these problems. Often, that meant digging up the yard and cutting into pipes. Without the proper tools, you’ll be left to do the same, doubling or tripling the cost of your project.
Sewer Line Repair
We can imagine that only the most ambitious DIYers want to take this project on to begin with. But we know you’re out there, so we want to issue this warning to you.
Trenchless sewer repair technology is another modern plumbing convenience that has drastically reduced the amount of time, effort, and money that a plumber must burn through. In the past, sewer line repair and replacement required digging trenches for the entire length of line.
Now, combined with video pipe inspection, trenchless repair makes short work of it. By digging just a couple of holes, the same outcome can be achieved. Of course, it also requires access to some complicated machinery that only a plumber in North Dallas, TX will have access to.
Contact Fymire Home Services today to schedule a plumbing service. Frymire Home Services: A Higher Degree of Comfort.