The dangers of DIY plumbing and when to call a professional

Plumber fixing the kitchen sink

Is DIY Plumbing Really That Bad?

There is no doubt that a DIY project can offer a sense of satisfaction, as well as potentially saving you money. However, there are some areas of work that are best to leave to the professionals. Plumbing is one such area where the dangers of attempting a DIY project could end up costing you a lot more in the long run. As a residential plumber in Seaford, we understand the dangers of DIY jobs, and we would always advise against them. In fact, the Victorian Building Authority states that “To do any plumbing work in Victoria, a plumbing practitioner must be licensed and registered by the VBA and be working under the supervision of or training under a licensed plumber”. Whilst there are some small tasks you can legally carry out such as replacing taps and clearing drains with a drain snake, the bigger, more complex tasks must be carried out by someone who is licensed. Simply put, if you don’t follow the rules set out by the VBA, you could risk breaking the law. Today’s article will highlight the risks of DIY plumbing, and when it’s time to call in a professional to handle the job. Let’s take a look.


Blocked Drains

Blocked drains and toilets are the number one common plumbing issue that homeowners will often attempt to fix themselves. However, inexperienced home plumbing can lead to bigger problems. Those who are unlicensed may not be able to diagnose the causes of blockages correctly and could inadvertently cause further clogging and even bursts in your pipes. At The Drain Brigade, our licensed plumbers in Bayside have the tools, experience and the skills required to resolve blockages promptly and efficiently, saving you both time and money in the long run.

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Hot Water Systems

One area of work that legally requires a professional plumber in Bayside is hot water installation and repair. Improper installation of a hot water systems can lead to water leaks, unit damage, and dangerous gas leaks. Similarly, attempting to repair your system could also make the problem worse. The Drain Brigade provides reliable and safe hot water installation in Bayside, ensuring that your system will work safely and efficiently. If you are experiencing any issues with your hot water system, such as leaks or insufficient heating, it is vital that you call a licensed plumbing contractor in Bayside for your repairs. The Drain Brigade provide hot water repair in Seaford and the surrounding suburbs, so if you’re in need of some assistance, please reach out.


Gas Plumbing

Gas plumbing is yet another area where DIY work is against the law. Gas leaks can be fatal, and attempting to fix gas plumbing issues is not only risky but also illegal without a license. At The Drain Brigade, our trained and licensed plumbers in Bayside provide safe and effective gas plumbing solutions, including new line installations, leak repairs, and general maintenance. In regards to any job involving your gas plumbing, it’s important to always call a licensed professional to ensure your family’s safety, as well as the protection of your home.


Bathroom Renovations

Bathroom renovations will often be a DIY project for many homeowners, however it’s incredibly important that you’re knowledgeable in how they should be carried out. Failing to renovate a bathroom properly could spell disaster, and you may even need to pull out all of your work and have it re-done, potentially costing you thousands. Poorly installed plumbing fixtures can result in leaks, water damage, and eventually dangerous mould growth in your bathroom. The Drain Brigade’s team of licensed plumbers offer professional bathroom renovations in Bayside, ensuring that your new bathroom is safe as well as being visually appealing.

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Drain Inspections

CCTV drain inspection is another service that we offer here at The Drain Brigade. Our experienced plumbers use advanced camera technology to inspect pipes and identify potential issues such as cracks, tree root intrusions and other damage. A CCTV drain inspection service is particularly useful for homeowners experiencing reoccurring blockages. A CCTV drain inspection in Bayside will not only help us to identify the problem, but it will also ensure that our licensed plumbers are able to tackle the problem appropriately.


Don’t Take the Risk – Call Your Local Bayside Plumbers

DIY plumbing projects may appear simple and cost-effective on the surface, but the risks involved are simply not worth it. At The Drain Brigade, our licensed and experienced plumbers offer plumbing services in Bayside and the surrounding suburbs, including bathroom renovations, hot water installation and repair, CCTV drain inspection, and gas plumbing. If you are experiencing plumbing issues or require a reliable plumber in Seaford for an installation or renovation project, please contact The Drain Brigade. Our expert plumbers will provide you with an end-to-end solution, saving you money and time, and preventing any DIY disasters. For more plumbing tips, tricks and info, check out our blogs.