DIY Errors When Handling Plumbing Repairs In Brisbane


Plumbing repairs are an important part of any home or business. When you attempt DIY fixes on your systems, you may cause catastrophe. This is why you should always take on professional services to ensure no mishaps or further damage occurs. When you need expert support and effective work on your water systems, be sure to get the right people for the job. Read on to see what could go wrong when you attempt DIY solutions.

Mismatched Pipes

Modern water piping systems make use of a wide array of materials for making the system work. From galvanized steel to copper to brass to plastic and everything in between, sorting out what kind of pipe to use can be confusing when you don’t have the insight and experience to correctly work in these spaces. When you do not understand what elements are most needed you cannot use the right items for the job.

Over-tightening Connections

When considering these systems most people consider the idea of water-tight features. Most people know that plumbing connections need to be watertight, what they may not think about is how most connections already make a watertight seal. This may cause a DIY expert to go about making the connection tighter to make it properly secure. This can actually damage the fittings and break the rubber or plastic washers that create the seal in the first place, squeezing and thinning them out.

Forgetting How Things Go Back Together

When working under pressure, you can quickly take something apart in order to try to fix it then forget how to put it back together. When you use seasoned professionals, you can ensure they not only understand the systems but can also put every piece of the puzzle back together in the right way to ensure a fully working system in place.

Overusing Drain Cleaner

Chemical drain cleaners can be effective at clearing very minor clogs, but they often do more harm than good. The chemicals used in these cleaners can cause significant damage to pipes and fixtures over time. Used in excess, they can even build up around the clogs they’re supposed to clear, presenting a toxic danger to anyone they come into contact with. Worse, the fumes from these chemicals can make their way back up the drain to create breathing hazards.

Plumbing repairs in Brisbane should be carried out by trained and experienced professionals at all times to ensure both your safety as well as implementing the most cost-effective solutions. Contact us online to find out more about these service solutions on offer.

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