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DIY Plumbing Dad Should Have Probably Left to the Experts


Father’s Day: As if we need an excuse to appreciate everything our dads have done for us throughout our lives. The first driving lesson? Thanks, dad! Always cheering us on from the stands? Yup, dad was there. But, what about the often unnoticed home maintenance and repairs dad did?

You can probably think of some examples of great work that he did to keep things running smoothly, but things like plumbing dad should have left to the experts. Read on below for some examples, and learn why that DIY plumbing job dad did might not be the right option for your home.

Just Say No to DIY Toilet Installation

nsplashWhen your bathroom requires a new toilet installation it’s a job that should only be left to the experts.

When you install a new toilet, it will entail things like new water lines, drain installation, pipe rearrangements and other things; when someone inexperienced with these tasks tried to take them on, it can spell disaster.

Here are some examples of issues you could be looking at :

  • Damaged or broken new toilet
  • Incorrect pipe placement or rearrangement
  • Sewer damage
  • Water main break

So, all these things considered, if your bathroom needs a new toilet call in a professional with some experience!

No, Don’t Fix the Water Leak with Duct Tape

Duct tape is an excellent resource for repairing a lot of things, but not your water leak; in fact, trying to repair your water leak with duct tape will probably make the matter worse. Take a look at some examples of what can go wrong:

  • nsplashLeaky pipes equal larger water consumption and much larger water bills
  • Leaks can lead to hazardous and unhealthy mold growth
  • Property damage due to leaky pipes

Make the right choice when it comes to your leaks, and leave the duct tape out of it; call a professional instead!

Don’t Snake the Drain On Your Own

It may be cheap and easy to grab a plumbing snake from your local hardware store, but that doesn’t mean you should do it! Drain snaking without experience can actually lead to quite a few issues; here are a few examples of problems you can incur:

  • Plumbing snakes can lead to injury if they aren’t used properly.
  • When someone inexperienced with a snake uses it, it can lead to damage to the fixture’s porcelain, which can, in turn, lead to more rapid deterioration and breakdown.
  • If you damage the piping while snaking a clog, it can damage your homes entire plumbing structure. This is something that can especially be an issue with an older home.


The problems listed here can be costly and hazardous; it’s best to avoid them by just having dad call in the experts!

While the plumbing jobs should be left to the professionals, for the most part, we definitely appreciate everything dad fixed or repaired around the house.

No doubt that countless problems were resolved or prevented by dad’s know-how! Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there! We notice and appreciate everything you do to keep everything running smoothly.

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