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General DIY Plumbing Advice

So far this month we have been offering specific advice for potential DIY plumbers to help them fix minor plumbing issues that may be plaguing their home. There is nothing quite like the feeling of fixing something with your own hands. Plus, it often one of the quickest and most cost effective ways of getting things done. For those of you who simply don’t have the time, knowledge, or inclination to DIY repair a leaky faucet, there is always Parker & Sons. With same-day appointments and fast, friendly service, there is no better option than Parker & Sons for your plumbing needs. Without further ado, let’s work on your DIY plumbing skills.

Know What You Know (And What You Don’t)

This is the most important piece of advice we can give you in regards to DIY plumbing work. It is okay to work a little outside of your comfort zone, but not too far outside your comfort zone. That could result in a mild to major disaster. Scalding water erupting out of the water heater, waste water flooding the backyard because of a busted sump pump, these are disasters you want to avoid. However, they could be waiting for you if you dive into a job for which you are not prepared. Know what you know – and what you don’t, and you should be just fine.

As Good As Your Tools

Have you heard the famous phrase, “a carpenter is only as good as his tools”? It is an aphorism that has stood the test of time for a reason because it is true. The same can be said for a plumber. You can be the most skilled plumber in the world, but if you approach a job with only your bare hands, there is going to be a limit to what you can accomplish. Tools don’t make the plumber, but the lack of them can limit what he is capable of.

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