For some reason, when it comes to plumbing issues, everybody’s first instinct is to DIY it, unless there’s actively water spraying all over the floor. On the one hand, this makes sense. No one wants to pay a professional plumber to come out just to find out that the low water pressure was from a shower head that was dirty or a dripping faucet was just a washer that needed to be replaced. On the other hand, sometimes even small plumbing problems can be big issues. And sometimes your DIY solution can do more harm than good. Here are some benefits of having a professional, licensed plumber on your speed dial.
For The Big Stuff
There are some projects you can reasonably handle with a wrench and a YouTube video and some that you cannot. For those projects that you know you can’t and shouldn’t take on, a licensed plumber will be worth the time and money. Don’t let cost hold you back if betting on your own amateur skills could mean a flooded house.
For Their Knowledge
Plumbing is a skilled trade and your licensed plumber will take that trade seriously. Often the licensing process requires training and exams as well as continuing education courses. Your licensed plumber will be able to come in and see the big plumbing picture in your home, including interpreting those old house plans that mean nothing to you. They should also have a fairly good body of knowledge about the city’s (or county’s) water systems and how they interact with and impact the plumbing in your house. This means that you can call them for interior stuff, like those noisy pipes, and bigger issues like advice on how to get the city to fix whatever is causing rusty water.
For Your Future Plans
A licensed plumber can also be a resource when you’re considering home improvements. They will be able to look at the plumbing you currently have and advise you on the best way to go about implementing your new ideas. They should also be able to warn you of issues and pitfalls they see along the way for your project.
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.