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The Difference Between a Do-it-Yourself Plumbing Job and a Professional Plumbing Job | Bishop Plumbing

Last updated 7 years ago

With so many tutorials and online guides available, more and more homeowners are choosing to fix common household plumbing problems themselves. However, not all plumbing repairs should be handled on your own. Learn when to call your Chicago plumber by considering the advantages of professional plumbing jobs.



The first thing to consider is whether or not you have enough time to plan, start and complete the project yourself. The last thing you want is to start a project you’re unable to finish. Make sure you have the time to complete the task once you’ve started, otherwise you should call in the professionals.



You should consider the difficulty level of the task at hand in order determine whether you’re equipped to handle the project. Just because you can fix a leaky toilet bowl doesn’t mean you’re ready to start handling drywall leaks. Plumbing projects like main line stoppage, shower valve replacement, water heater maintenance or repair, tub replacement, and underground or wall pipe leaks all require an expert knowledge of plumbing systems.

 As a good rule of thumb, any job that requires you to tear down any structure in your home or deal with electrical wiring should be done by a Glenview plumber.


It’s also important to remember that your repair services are not covered under a warranty; don’t risk making small problems worse and hire a professional plumber instead. In addition, hiring a plumber means eliminating the middle man when it comes to appliance installation. Why purchase a toilet with one company only to hire another company to do the installation? Using a professional plumber ensures that all of your needs will be handled by the same licensed professional. Chicago-area plumbers also have extensive knowledge regarding your neighborhood’s zoning requirements. 


Whether you’re interested in sewer repair, backflow service or bathroom remodeling, professionals with Bishop Plumbing provide the best services for your needs. Visit our website for a full listing of Chicago and Arlington Heights locations. 


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