Many of us take pride in home improvement projects. When something’s broken, we want to fix it ourselves. This can bring us a sense of pride, accomplishment, and ownership. However, DIY doesn’t work for everything. You should always practice extreme caution when performing any kind of do-it-yourself task.
You should do plenty of research beforehand, gather all the necessary materials, and have a backup plan in case things go awry. In many instances, you end up spending even more money on repairs from a botched DIY job than you would’ve spent just hiring a professional.
One area that homeowners find particularly sticky is plumbing. And it’s for good reason. Your home’s plumbing is central to so many of its functions, and a poor plumbing job could have disastrous effects and cost thousands of dollars in damage. For this reason, your best bet is usually to just call a plumber when you’re experiencing any type of issue with your faucets or pipes. Plumbers are well-trained and experienced in the field and they have access to knowledge many of us might not.
But if you’re adamant about tackling a home plumbing issue yourself, get as educated as you can. It’s important you understand the plumbing system works in your home, and how each cog in the machine functions. This video serves to illustrate that very process. Watch the above video to get an idea of plumbing basics before you dive into a project.