Father’s Day is coming, and as we know, dads love to try their hand at DIY home projects so they can save money. Unfortunately, when they try to do some of these projects, especially those related to your plumbing system, it can have disastrous results.
While it’s always done with the best intentions, this Father’s Day, it might be time to remind dad why not every home project should be left to his expertise. Below are three things that dads often try doing on their own rather than calling a plumber and why it’s a bad idea. Your company's customer service.
Dangers of DIY Toilet Installation
On the surface, dads probably think that installing a toilet is easy. After all, it can’t be really that hard, can it? But it’s harder than it looks, and often times that realization comes too late. After all, there’s a lot of things that can go wrong if you don’t know what you’re doing. Some of these “things,” include:
- Back strain – After all, toilets aren’t exactly light in weight. They’re really heavy, and if you pick it up wrong, it can cause you to strain your back.
- Water leaks – Imagine removing your toilet and then forgetting to seal it properly. Before long, you’ll find a nice puddle damaging your dream bathroom.
- Fumes from the sewer – When you remove your old toilet, the fumes from the sewer will come up and they can overcome you.
The best thing you can do is to have a professional plumber to come and install the toilet for you. You can avoid a lot of expensive problems and repairs, and also avoid having a painful and long-lasting injury.
Duct Tape for a Water Leak? That Doesn’t Hold Water!
If you remember the show The Flintstones, there was one episode titled “The House Guest.” The episode starts out with Barney and Betty having a leak and Fred trying to help Barney save money.
The result is a flooded house, some major fights, and problems between the two couples all because they didn’t call a plumber. That’s what can happen if you use duct tape to stop a water leak.
While it might seem like a good idea at the moment, especially with stronger tapes on the market, but just imagine how much damage water can do if you don’t take care of a leak professionally.
How Drain Snaking Can go Wrong
When you have a clog, it seems like something that can be fixed easily with a drain snake. But what a lot of dads don’t know is that there are different types of drain snakes that can be used for clearing a clog.
Before long, you could find yourself causing more damage than helping the situation. A better choice is to call a plumber who knows what they are doing. This Father’s Day, thank your dad or your father figure for what they have done for you and your family.
Applaud their efforts and their good intentions. But encourage them to call Premium Plumbing and Septic so that they save money. If need be, show them the episode of The Flintstones and show them what can happen when you try to save money. It might help them change their minds and make them call a plumber.