3 Plumbing DIY’s You Should Never Try

We’ve all come across an issue with our plumbing or heating, whether it be the blocked drains or the broken down boiler, at some point we’ve tried to fix it ourselves (us included before we were qualified, of course).
But there are some jobs that just shouldn’t be risked, there are people qualified in engineering for a reason, and that’s to make sure everything is done safely. That’s why I’ve come up with a short list of issues that you definitely shouldn’t try to fix yourself…
No Hot Water: Sometimes when your water is taking longer to heat up or doesn’t turn on at all, it’s as simple as re-lighting the pilot or turning up the heat. However if this doesn’t work then there is obviously something more complicated wrong with the boiler such as a build-up in the pipes, a leak or a broken heating element. This is the point where you should call a qualified plumber to investigate the problem and a gas leak can be extremely dangerous.
Major Plumbing Modifications: We understand that getting a plumbing change can be very expensive but it would cost much more if you were to incorrectly ‘fix’ the problem by yourself first. By calling a plumber (we recommend BeeXpress 😉 ), you’re ensuring that everything is fixed to the local codes standard.
Clogged Drains: There are so many different products available to pour down your sink in order to clear it. But the reality of it is, pouring these chemicals down your drain can actually make the matter worse. Your drain could get blocked because of the age of your house, hair falling down or if you’ve been pouring grease and other unwanted substances down. They need to be cleaned by a professional plumber to make sure there’s no damage from previous blockages that could cause a leak, which in the long run would cost more than getting them unblocked.
In all honestly, no plumbing job should be done by an unqualified individual. It’s risky and could end up costing you much more. If you’re interested in booking an appointment with BeeXpress then please give us a call on 020 8970 7489 or visit our contact page and fill out the form! – https://www.beexpress.co.uk/contact/