Toilet Installation: Why You Should Hire a Professional


Toilet Installation: Why You Should Hire a Professional

Most homeowners with a novice skill set in home improvement dabble with a toilet installation from time to time. Tackling an easy project by yourself (such as a clogged drain, leaky faucet or broken showerhead) can save you few dollars. However, when it comes to moderate or major home plumbing repairs, a homeowner can quickly find themselves in over their heads. Without the experience and knowledge required for the project, homeowners often do more damage than good— leading to extended downtimes as well as additional repairs.

Why Should I Hire a Professional Plumber?

Professional plumbers are licensed, insured and trained in their respective fields. This carries a lot of weight when it comes to your home. As most of you know, water damage can cause extensive damage to your home including flooring, drywall and even furniture replacement. Combine those costly pitfalls with the potential for unhealthy mold and mildew growth, and you can understand the importance of hiring a professional plumber. Aside from the fact they are experienced and possess the knowledge to complete the project successfully, they also must carry liability insurance. What this means is that if they mess up the job, causing the damage mentioned above, by law, they must take the appropriate measures to repair it.

Are Plumbers Expensive?

Plumbers charge a set hourly labor rate or a Flat Rate for the work they are contracted to do. When you take their many hours of training, continuing education as well as the costly expenses of their insurance and licenses into account, you can better understand the reason behind their rates. What should never be overlooked is the fact that hiring a professional plumber gives you more than professional service. It gives you peace of mind. If anything unfortunate happens, you are covered.

Why Should I Hire a Plumber to Install a Toilet?

Toilet installation is a task that seems simple. However, it is likely that homeowners will fail when they try to install a toilet themselves. This is due to a lack of experience and a likely failure to notice and identify any other potential problems that could lead to a major failure causing extensive home damage. These potential problems could be as minor as a worn supply line and valve or a major problem such as a cracked or broken toilet flange.

In short, a faulty supply valve could leak or prevent you from being able to shut off the water supplying the toilet. In addition, a worn supply line could rupture and flood your house. A damaged toilet flange will prevent the toilet from seating properly allowing sewage to leak into your home.

Before embarking on any moderate to major plumbing project yourself, remember to consider the consequences should you fail to complete it properly.

For answers to your questions, contact The Pink Plumber today.

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