Hydraulic emergency: when to avoid DIY?

Hydraulic emergency? Here are all the interventions in which it is necessary to turn to an expert rather than opting for the do-it-yourself.

Has a hydraulic emergency just occurred at home? Are you in doubt as to whether to contact an experienced plumber or try to solve the solution on your own? In this short guide, we help you to identify some of the problems that can affect your plumbing system and that cannot be solved by simply doing it yourself.

We usually turn to a plumber when we urgently need to maintain a plumbing, heating and sewer system. The same professional figure is also contacted for the repair of the systems, sometimes in a situation of hydraulic emergency due to leaks or failures. Through his important tools of the trade, a professional is able to solve plant problems that normally a person not competent would not be able to solve at home.

When should a plumber be required?

How many times have we contacted the plumber and there was no real need? Just call the emergency service and you’re already paying for a professional to come to your home and you might be faced with a small problem that you could perhaps have solved yourself. On the other hand, if the problem is more serious than it seems, putting your hands on it may cause damage that will certainly raise the labor costs of the plumber.

For your convenience, we will make you a list of situations where calling a plumber is highly recommended and, if we are not experts, it is better to leave the intervention to qualified personnel:

  • We notice a pool of water on the floor of uncertain origin. Call the plumber even if the water leaks from a leak in the pipes in the washbasin, toilet or bidet;
  • The toilet drain empties continuously;
  • Low pressure in mixers or taps;
  • WC repairs;
  • Connecting or replacing hoses to create a hydraulic system;
  • Problems with radiators;

The above are some of the most common reasons why you choose to contact a plumber. We always contact him if the failure can compromise the integrity or functionality of other things (wooden floors, walls, objects), and we try to intervene promptly on the problem to avoid further repair costs.

Sometimes, however, the problem is much less serious than it seems. When the problem does not involve the repair of a fault (which is perhaps flooding our house), sometimes you just have to try it yourself. The first thing to do is to identify the need, and then get the right tools to intervene in a targeted manner by paying only for the raw materials. For example:

  • Installation of washing machines and dishwashers, following the main instructions also on the instruction sheets;
  • Replacing the gaskets on the taps;
  • Bleeding of radiators when they do not heat uniformly over the entire surface;
  • Changing the handle or the toilet flush button.

These are just some of the small occurrences that can occur during the regular life of a hydraulic system. The secret is to be able to recognize the problem before contacting the plumber, so you can see if you can fix it!

In any case, even small interventions, it is always better to leave them to those who know about them. Try the quote request system now!

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