There are a lot of items in your home that are so easy to install, you might begin to think that all home installation projects can become do-it-yourself jobs. When you want a new plumbing installation, like a sink, water heater, toilet, or water treatment system, you may think that it’s a simple job you can complete on your own. Paying a contractor for the work may feel unnecessary, as it seems as though one can simply locate a guide and a few simple tools to install a new fixture.
However, plumbing installation is one job that you should always leave up to professionals. Why? Well, there is a myriad of things that can go wrong with improper installation and it’s simply best to let someone with training and experience do the work for you. Here’s a look at a few common installations that could go wrong without a professional.
- Installing a Sink: Sink installation may seem like a simple process, but you’ll generally need to take a lot of steps in order to ensure proper operation, mounting, and water flow. If you want to mount your sink higher up or lower down from its previous location, you’ll also need a plumber to make a few pipe renovations, a job that requires a lot of tools and know-how.
- Water Heater: There are a few reasons to never install a water heater on your own. Gas water heaters are connected to a gas line, which always poses a safety risk for an amateur. Furthermore, you may choose the wrong size for your needs as sizing requires complicated calculations, and the incorrect system could increase your energy bills or lead to early replacement.
- Toilet: Choosing a professional for new toilet installation is simply the best way to safeguard your bathroom against leaks and clogs. The toilet must be completely sealed to the floor and connected to the plumbing in such a way that ensures proper drainage and refilling.
- Water Treatment System: If your whole-home water treatment system (such as a water filter, water softener, or reverse osmosis system) is not properly installed, you may not get the filtration you need. Besides, you’ll have to call a plumber for water testing before you decide what type of filter is right for you.
Similar difficulties may occur with amateur installation of tubs, faucets, garbage disposals, grease traps, and more. If you call Ace Pelizon Plumbing, you can be sure you’ll get quality plumbing installation here in Pasadena, CA. Give us a call to talk with one of our experts today or schedule an appointment.