There are some plumbing repairs that a homeowner can do themselves, however they are often simple jobs. A homeowner should never tackle a bigger plumbing job by themselves and there are some plumbing tasks that they should avoid altogether. When this is the case they should call a plumber in.
An obstruction in the water lines can cause a low water pressure in your home. These obstructions can start at the meter and carry on all the way to the faucet. A low water pressure can also be because of the city supply. A plumber is able to analyse these problems.
If your home doesn’t have any hot water it could be because there is a bad heating element, a circuit breaker has tripped, the overload switch is bad or the thermostat is faulty. If you love your hot showers and you do not have any water you should call in a plumber so that they can replace any parts that might be faulty in the system. You may even need a new heater altogether, which a plumber is able to do. They will replace the old heater for you.
If none of the sewer line tricks, and you are still getting backups then you could have a bad plug in the line. The problem can be sorted by either getting a plumber or hiring a drain cleaning service.If the professionals make a mistake in the draining process that causes damage, they will have to pay for the repairs.
A huge problem can arise if your pipes freeze. You need to see if any of the pipes have cracked, because if they have this can be an expensive and major job for a plumber. If there are no cracks in the pipes you can try thawing the pipe yourself. A plumber however can just replace the section of the pipe that has frozen. If there is extensive damage to the water line because of freezing then it would be best to get a plumber so that your time is not used up trying to fix the problem.
There is plumbing work that usually requires permits, they can include a bathroom remodel, moving existing plumbing or putting in new pipes for a home extension like a kitchen. A professional can tell what work would require a permit and all the processes that are involved in the task.
If your shower valve needs to be replaced then you should get a professional. This is because they can help you in getting the right valve and because they are experienced and will hardly take any time in replacing the shower valve.
A tub replacement can be very difficult and even challenge the professional at times you should not undertake this task on your own
There are many projects that you can do yourself, however the above are plumbing jobs that you should look at avoiding as the homeowner. It is wise to get a pro in if you have no plumbing experience or know how.