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Why Hire a Plumber for Small Jobs?

DIY home repairs for small jobs may seem like a great way to save money but often end up causing damage requiring costly repairs. Plumbing is a particularly specialized area of home maintenance, and homeowners risk creating major problems in the long-run by trying to make these repairs themselves. These three jobs may seem small, but hiring a plumber to complete them will save both time now and headaches later.

A Leaking Faucet

leaking faucetLeaking faucets are a common nuisance for many homeowners. They not only sound annoying but can add quite a bit to the water bill over time. And if left unfixed, they can lead to more costly plumbing repairs (or even the need for replacement) down the road.

It makes sense, then, that homeowners want to fix a leaking faucet as quickly as possible--and they should! But trying to do it themselves may not be the best solution. A leaking faucet can be caused by a number of different things: corrosion, mineral deposits, or defective gaskets, o rings, or washers.

These things can usually be temporarily fixed by homeowners using cleaners or replacement parts from a home improvement store. However, if it’s not corrected by a professional, that leaking faucet will almost definitely come back sooner rather than later. Licensed plumbers have the necessary training and specialized tools to fix a leaking faucet once and for all.

Shower-head Replacement

Replacing the shower-head is a great way to change the water pressure, amount of water used, or area of the spray, and to remodel your bathroom experience. But if installed incorrectly, this can create leaks, or cause further damage down the road. And what may seem like it should be a quick replacement job, can end up taking a couple of hours for homeowners that haven’t done it before.

shower-head replacements

Worse yet, unintentional damage to the pipe may mean no shower available the next morning--the opposite of making the shower more relaxing and more enjoyable. Hiring a plumber for shower-head replacement means hiring somebody who will bring the correct tools, knowledge, and training to get the job done quickly and correctly the first time. They can even make recommendations for which shower-head to choose based on individual homeowner needs.

Garbage Disposal Repair

garbage disposal repairA garbage disposal is an appliance, and just like an oven or refrigerator, a number of different things could cause it to break: The electrical mechanism may have overheated; the blades may have broken; the pipes may have backed up, or it could be something else entirely.

Without proper training, it can be difficult to determine what is wrong. A best-guess may lead homeowners to try and repair what isn’t broken, and potentially cause further damage. One example? The garbage disposal won’t drain, so the homeowner pours a bottle of liquid drain cleaner down it.

Without actually confirming the presence of a clog, they’ve poured chemicals down there that are now causing irreparable damage to both the blades and the pipes. Calling a plumber for garbage disposal repair makes a lot more sense in these situations.

About Korte Does It All, Inc

With the fastest response times in town, Korte Does It All, Inc has HVAC and plumbing experts that will help homeowners complete any job, no matter how small. Their friendly and local technicians have been helping customers get the job done right, the first time, in New Haven and surrounding areas since 1965.