A & M Plumbing, LLC
Monday, February 20, 2017
D-I-Y or Pick up the Phone?
“Can I do this myself?” many homeowners have asked before making a call to a service professional. Some jobs are brains over brawn, so if you know what you’re doing, you can probably do it just fine. However, there’s potential for a do-it-yourself disaster – which can cost you more in the long run.
How do you know when to call a professional?
Time – Before you begin a home repair, ask yourself if you have the time to learn how to do it right, analyze the materials and tools needed, and purchase them from the store.
Tools – Many home repairs take special tools. If you don’t have them, do you want to buy them? If so, will you ever use them again?
Technology – The plumbing industry has incredible technologies that homeowners can’t possibly duplicate. For example, does your drainpipe need cleaning? You don’t have to take a plumber’s word when you can see pictures yourself.
If you need our help, give us a call. We’ve got the time, tools and technology to get right to work!
A Little Plumbing Common Sense Goes a Long Way
A few “common sense” practices can help you avoid messy plumbing situations.
Suspect a leak? Check the water meter at a time when no water will be used. Check it again about eight hours later. If the meter has moved, you have a leak.
In case of a serious emergency, you need to know where the shut-off valve. Also, individual fixtures have stop valves.
Keep track of your plumbing’s status with an annual inspection by a trained plumber. Want to learn more? Give us a call.
How to Save Money Easily
In this economy, saving money has become a priority for many people. These simple changes to your home and habits can help lower your utility bills.