No More Mrs. Fix It! I’m Getting A Pro to Install our Water Heater.

We nearly always call the professionals whenever anything goes wrong in our house. Whether the freezer breaks, we have a leaking hot water heater, or wasps build a nest in our garden, we want to make sure it’s dealt with quickly. That was until a few weeks ago, I decided to play Handy Manny and fixed the clogged sink in our bathroom. The water had been draining at a snail’s pace for almost a week already and hubby had not had time to fix it so I tried to do it myself. As you can probably tell by now things didn’t exactly go to plan. Next time, I think I’ll just visit a website similar to https://www.summersphc.com/new-albany/services/plumbing/.

I managed to unscrew the drain cap (or whatever you call the strain like thingy) and took out a piece of my little boy’s toy stuck inside the drain pipe. I was able to put everything back in place and was so proud to have fixed our clogged sink – until my husband came home, that is. While in the bathroom, he called out to me and asked if I had done something with the bathroom sink. In my proudest voice I exclaimed, “Yup! I fixed it!”, only to have my bubble burst when he told me that I did it wrong and now our sink had a leak. So, there goes my Mrs.-Fix-It career – down the drain!

Suffice it to say that I shall no longer be attempting any plumbing work in our home and will be leaving it to my husband to do minor repairs. Major ones must be left to the professionals though, like Paladin Plumbing for example, including the installation of a water heater in our bathroom. This one is long overdue as it should have been installed before November of last year. If it were available here, we’d consider availing of Water Heater Installation from Roto-Rooter.

Although I do believe in my husband’s D-I-Y skills, installing a water heater, whether it’s a water tank or an air to water heat pump system, is something that should best be left to those who have been doing it for years and really know their stuff. One single flaw in installation could have fatal consequences. I really don’t want anyone in the family to get scalded or, heaven forbid, get electrocuted because of faulty wiring and other defects.

All houses are bound to have plumbing problems sooner or later. Before you attempt to fix clogs or leaks on your own, here are some good reasons why you should just leave it to the professionals:

  1. You might make the problem worse. Or in my case, create an entirely new problem. If you’ve never fixed any plumbing problems in your entire life, best leave it to the pros. Attempting to fix something you have no proper knowledge of may do you more harm than good.
  2. You may need special equipment for repairs. You may have the basic tools in your box but some repairs need tools that only professional plumbers would have. So unless you’re McGyver, call a reliable service provider like Roto-Rooter.
  3. You could end up spending more for repairs. Fixing clogs or leaks yourself may save you some cash but if you bust a DIY plumbing repair and make matters worse, you’d definitely need to shell out more money for repairs.
  4. You save on time. Pros know what they exactly need to do and can do it in a fraction of the time you can fix it on your own. Plus, you can just sit and sip some tea while they sweat it out.

Do give it a second thought before you attempt to do plumbing repairs yourself. If crafty repairmen are keeping you from calling for their services, do try service providers that are known for their reliability and trustworthiness. I’m sure you’ll find one in your area if you ask around.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all points and views are my own. And yes, I did fix our clogged sink and caused a leak doing it. 🙂

Comments

  1. I am no Mrs. Fix-it. My husband is the handyman. Yes, but there are services we should recognize that must be done by experts.

  2. Ganon talaga mga pinoy no? We try to fix things ourselves. Siguro okay lang naman yun but then we should also know when to call in the pros. hehe 🙂

  3. Ako din minsan trying to fix-it-myself tapos lalong nasisira 🙂 I end up calling the plumber or electrician.

  4. Ohh, dear. I can totally relate! Unfortunately, it’s really hard to find good professional help these days.

  5. We dealt with clogged sink that sits along our washer and dryer. We tried to do ourselves pero pababalik balik ang problem. Its really an expert’s job.

  6. my dad is the handyman, peo pag di na niya kaya he calls for the repairman

  7. I used to make repairs at home but most of the time, it gets worse. hehehe

  8. I am no Ms Fix it, so whenever we have something to fix at home I call my older brother or pay someone who knows to fix the problem

  9. I’m not a handy-woman too. Whenever the sink is clogged, my husband tries to fix it. If it’s really bad, we call the building’s maintenance guy. You’re right, better refer it to the experts!

  10. I’m the one who usually breaks stuff… I need a pro to fix things up. hihihi…

  11. I do agree, some fixing problems in the house do need to be handled by experts or we might make the matter worse. great post!

  12. My hubby is McGyver hehe. Magaling magremedyo.

  13. Boys do better than girls on these things. 🙂

    Like my father and boyfie.

  14. Boys do better than girls on these things. 🙂
    But, I hope I can do it by myself. I tried fixing once but it didn’t went well.
    Like my father and boyfie.

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