Whether you hire a professional or do it yourself, fixing a broken pipe is a big job. If not fixed quickly, broken pipes can cause lots of damage to your home or business in no time at all. You might consider yourself a handyman (or woman) and wonder if broken pipes are another DIY job, or if this plumbing issue is one to leave to the pros. If this sounds like you, check out our breakdown below.
Doing It Yourself
- Making your broken pipe a DIY job will possibly save you money, but only if you know what you are doing and have some excellent plumbing knowledge.
- If you DIY, you have complete control of how fast the job is done. There will be no waiting around for the plumber to arrive.
- We hate to be the ones to say this, but you might not know as much as you think you do. Opting to DIY instead of hiring a professional can put you at risk for not doing a proper fix job on your pipes.
- A broken pipe is a very messy job and doing it yourself means you are stuck with all of the work.
Hiring a Professional
- Hiring a professional means that you know your broken pipe problem will be fixed the first time by someone with the right tools, and the expertise.
- Hiring a professional saves you the time of having to fix a broken pipe. You can spend that saved time with your family, at work, or doing something fun.
- Hiring a professional might more costly than trying to do it yourself.