A DIY Con could end up costing you a fortune if you’re unsure.

Yes, there are tasks a homeowner who knows his or her way around a screwdriver and wrench can and should be able to handle on their own. The problem with a plumbing DIY con is when those tasks are just beyond what the homeowner should attempt it could end in catastrophe.

PROS

  • Sense of accomplishment
  • Money saved
A DIY con can be anything from crossing the wrong wire to buying too many supplies. Either option will cost you time and money.

CONS

  • Purchase the wrong items
  • Spend too much time figuring out what’s wrong
  • Finding the wrong online research
  • Returning to the store numerous times to purchase and replace DIY supplies
  • Self-doubt
  • Aimlessly wandering aisles trying to explain what you’re looking for and why
  • Watching inaccurate YouTube videos
  • Putting off until next weekend

Unfortunately, not everyone posting YouTube videos on how to unclog your toilet or fix a leaky pipe should be doing so. They might make it look easy. But when you begin tinkering with your plumbing, mistakes can end up costing significant time and money, especially when your quick and inexpensive DIY projects end up causing more damage than good.

An over-tightened pipe joint or an ill-fitting coupling can cause leaking to begin or continue without you realizing it. Leaking pipes in your walls lead to mold and mildew, insect infestation, and even floor and foundation rotting. What could (and should) have been fixed by a professional plumber can end up costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars extra.

Don’t spend your day on tackling your DIY list. Instead, call a Kellermeier pro who can accomplish the task quickly, correctly, and affordable. You’ll be glad you did.