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Why You Need a Professional Plumber

Don’t Let a Stranger Touch Your Pipes

Plumbers know the power of water. Their job consists of restraining, guiding, redirecting water into where it’s supposed to go. Their material of choice might be PVC with a little Plumber’s Putty. They assemble, install, and repair. They work with pipe sections, tubing, fittings, couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, and even welding. Talk about a handy bunch! The day to day of a plumber consists of problem-solving, envisioning, and troubleshooting. All of this is to say that a plumber has a wide spectrum of skills. For most homeowners, the battle against moisture, leaks, burst pipes, busted water heaters, and leaky compression joints is a constant battle. So, here’s why it’s important to hire a professional plumber and not the neighbor’s kid. 

The Essential Services That Plumbers Provide 

Studies show that it takes all of ten seconds for people to panic as their toilet clogs, hot water runs out, or faucets stop working. Ok, we made that up, but it sounds plausible. The reason is that we don’t think about the essential service that plumbers offer until we don’t have those services. It’s likely because the modern world allows us to live in relative convenience and safety without the lack of clean water and with proper sanitation and sewer lines. The moment those services stop working, we become very, very aware. Some of these essential services include:

  • Plumbing Repair 
  • Toilet Repair
  • Water heater repair and replacement
  • Leak detection
  • Backflow prevention
  • Drain cleaning
  • Gas leaks
  • Sewer cleaning
  • Garbage disposal services

Choosing A Professional Plumber That Knows His Pipes

Any homeowner is perfectly aware of the kind of damage potential that water has in our homes. It may seem harmless as it flows freely down our faucets, but when water begins to come out of the wrong places, it can be costly. Plumbers understand that a small leak can lead to big problems and are therefore trained to pay attention to details and avoid shortcuts that lead to problems down the road. Water is a force of nature. It is what gives us life, but it can also cause devastation, as we have seen in recent hurricanes and storms. It can wreak havoc in one of two ways:

    1. Slowly: By a small (sometimes hardly detectable) leak that causes damage over a long period.
    2. Quickly: This is the oh-my-god-the-water-heater-has-busted type of damage. It may happen overnight because of a frozen pipe or have been building up until it could hold no more—as is the case sometimes with a busted water heater. An old water heater that has gotten little to no service in several years can hold out for only so long. 

You Don’t Have To Deal With Crap

Literally, this is the case with many toilet repairs, and a professional plumber is frankly expecting and used to this sort of thing. No big deal. They move through it quickly and efficiently. 

Satisfaction And A Guaranteed Job

The problem with having the brother of your coworker or the next-door neighbor’s self-proclaimed handyman come and look at your pipes means that you don’t get a full big-picture repair. It is not uncommon to have a plumbing issue that is a clue or spells out trouble in the future. A professional plumber will be able to spot these things and keep an eye on what might seem a suspect or shady situation. If there is a problem with the repair and you find a leak, a professional plumber like New Age Plumbing will have guaranteed the job, and they will ensure that this is fixed and remedied. Advice is a big part of what we do. When we come across a difficult repair or situation, we can look at a variety of options and provide you with the best information.  

Professional Plumbers Don’t Cut Corners

There are plenty of ways to jerry-rig a repair. Put a little tape here, a wire there, stick a bunch of silicone there, but these tend to be momentary band-aid solutions. A professional and licensed plumber does the job right. They will have the needed tools and equipment, access to necessary specialized tools, and will not cut corners to simply get the job done. 

So the lesson of the day is:

  1. Don’t let just anyone touch your pipes.
  2. Hire a professional plumber that knows the big picture. A professional familiar with local and state regulations, ordinances provides advice and sound troubleshooting. Most importantly, someone that can guarantee the job and your satisfaction.
  3. Call New Age Plumbing and treat your pipes right. 

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