The Do-It-Yourself culture has taken our televisions by storm. With an entire channel dedicated to the DIY method and home renovation shows growing in popularity by the day, who could blame you for feeling empowered to take care of the many maintenance tasks around the home without having to pay someone else to do it? But, beware, because not every task can be handled with a wrench and a YouTube video — especially when it comes to plumbing.
Though you may recognize the Anyzek trucks from our fast and reliable fuel delivery, we also provide licensed and certified plumbing services here in Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington Counties. We have helped many New Jersey homeowners remedy their botched DIY plumbing projects, so here are some considerations before you take to your own pipes.
DIY Plumbing Tasks
There are a few plumbing tasks that are relatively safe to do yourself. These require little knowledge of how an entire plumbing system is interconnected and can be done without having to shut off your main water supply. These tasks include:
Installing most new faucets or showerheads
Installing a new faucet fixture can be done using a wrench and turning the water supply off underneath the sink as well as unplugging the disposal. If you are already acquainted with the water shutoff under your sink, you can install a new faucet without causing any damage to your plumbing. Installing a new showerhead requires only a wrench and some plumbers tape so there is also very little risk of ruining any pipes or creating leaks.
Plunging your toilet
Most homeowners have dealt with a clogged toilet themselves. Plunging should resolve most clogs, but if you’ve tried your best to un-clog your toilet, even after a few hours, the problem could be more serious and will require a pro.
Other than these simple tasks, we recommend consulting our plumbing experts before addressing any of your plumbing yourself. Here’s why.
Small Leaks Can Indicate a Big Leak
Just because you can see a small leak, that doesn't mean it is the extent of the issue. You may have the basic tools to fix one leak under the sink or a drippy showerhead; but unless your entire plumbing system is properly inspected by a professional, there is no way to know for sure that your small leak was actually caused by a much more serious problem. Plus, if there is a larger leak at play, it could mean flooding, mold growth, and structural damage which will certainly require professional help.
What’s In Your Toolbox?
Using the right tools is integral to proper plumbing maintenance. Using the wrong tools can lead to stripped pipes, damaged parts, and even larger leaks. Our certified Anyzek plumbers keep a full arsenal of plumbing tools and parts in the truck at all times to properly address any plumbing issue right then and there.
Don’t Miss A Plumbing Opportunity
With a trusted set of eyes on your plumbing system, your plumber can point out any areas where your plumbing can be made more efficient — or how to avoid an impending emergency. So in addition to simply fixing a leak, you may end up with a more stable plumbing system and plumbing that actually saves you money on your water bills!
D-I-Why Risk It? Call Anyzek
If you are unsure as to whether you should tackle your plumbing woes yourself, don’t hesitate to give the plumbing experts at Anyzek a call. We keep a team of three of the best plumbers in the area on staff, and will do our absolute best to get to you the same day you call (even in an emergency!) Anyzek has over 85 years of experience serving the greater Gloucester, NJ area, and we have perfected the art of professional, reliable customer service. Don’t risk a DIY disaster; talk to our team today!