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Plumbing Issues You Should Never Handle Yourself

There are serious plumbing issues that should never become a homeowner’s DIY project. According to the Durham plumbing experts at JD Service Now, there are the plumbing problems you should never handle on your own:

  • Remodeling plumbing projects
  • Replacing pipes
  • Water heater problems
  • Water line problems
  • Water pressure problems

If you’re having plumbing issues, contact a Durham plumbing expert today for assistance at 919-383-7000 ! Serving Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas.

Every homeowner faces plumbing issues at some point. Whether it’s clogged sinks or burst pipes, some homeowners are quick to face plumbing challenges and try to fix them on their own. While some issues can easily be taken care of with some household tools and elbow grease, there are others that untrained homeowners should never attempt to fix on their own. Many plumbing issues require experienced plumbers who have the tools and knowledge to handle them. Our Durham plumbing experts have put together the top plumbing issues that should be handled by a professional.


If you are remodeling your home and you need to update your plumbing, you should get a professional plumber to handle it. Whether you need to mount a new sink or rub or install new pipes, a plumbing professional can make sure the project is handled on time and on budget. Remodeling your plumbing system is a complex job, so leave this job to the professionals.

Replacing Pipes

Whether your water or sewer pipes need to be replaced, this is never a job you should handle yourself. Trying to replace a pipe on your own can make the situation much worse if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. Replacing pipes requires the right tools and knowledge to replace them correctly.

Water Heater Issues

Because each water heater is installed precisely for your home’s needs, looking up how to fix your water heater on YouTube won’t necessarily work. Trying to fix or install a water heater on your own could end up costing you more than calling in an expert would. Not to mention that installation could be extremely dangerous if you’re working with an electric water heater. Even if you try to install a gas water heater, you may end up with a gas leak. For that reason, we recommend letting a professional install or fix water heaters.

Water Line Repairs

You may notice you have a problem with your water line when your water pressure is low, or you have discolored water. If you have a water line problem, it is best to have a professional handle it. Trying to fix the issue yourself can cause more damage and you will end up spending more money for your trouble.

Water Pressure Problems

Since low water pressure can be caused due to a number of issues, this is another plumbing problem you should never attempt to fix yourself. Low water pressure is often caused by a pipe blockage or burst pipes. If you notice that the water pressure is low, contact a professional. Although it may seem like a minor problem, low water pressure can also be a sign of a major plumbing problem.

If you’re experiencing the plumbing issues listed above, it is vital to have an experienced plumber handle it. Contact the Durham and Raleigh plumbing experts at JD Service Now. Call us today to schedule service at 919-383-7000 !

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