DIY Plumbing – Is It Worth It?

The bottom line is skilled labour isn’t cheap, and this leads a lot of people to think that they can simply watch a YouTube video and have everything figured out. People most often do this not because they don’t trust their plumber, but because they want to avoid the bill at the end of the visit. While skilled labour, like a plumber, may not be cheap it is worth it.

While some people may be able to take the time and learn enough to get a simple plumbing job done right, it often takes up a huge amount of time, and they can still be left with the though of, what if I didn’t do it correctly? By hiring a professional you can rest easy knowing that the job was done correctly, and that it was also done quickly too.

Let’s face it – your time is valuable. So, while it may seem to make sense at first for you to learn how to do some simple plumbing tasks, is it really worth your time?

There are a lot of nuances that go into plumbing – having the right tools, knowing how to properly solder pipes so they won’t leak, sizing fittings, etc. All of these things must be done properly or else the “fix” will leak. For someone to try to buy the necessary tools and learn the skills to do a single job would be a waste of time. Realistically it could turn a 1-hour job into 5 hours, which is worth a lot more than just the bill from the plumber.

So if you have a plumbing job around your house that needs to be fixed, ask yourself if it is worth it for you to take care of it yourself, or if you should just make the quick call and have a professional plumber come out and do it for you.