Don't let this be you! [video contains some mild expletives]
A Honey-Do list: everyone homeowner has one. That seemingly endless list of projects that need to be done around the home. Some items, like fixing that sqeaky door hinge or resealing the grout in the shower are certainly items you (or your honey) can do. But more complex projects that require experience may be better left to a professional.
There is plenty of information out there to help you attempt Do It Yourself projects around your house, and plumbing is no exception. There are some basic tasks, like fixing a leaky faucet or shower fixture, that require little skill or experience an minimal tools or replacement parts. We certainly encourage you to tyr to make these simple repairs youself if you have the time.
But more complex tasks, like replacing fixtures, installing water treatment systems, or fixing pipes are probably best left to a qualified plumber like M and M Plumbing.
Even if you're handy with tools, it may be more cost-effective to leave it to a professional. Most people do not have all the tools or parts they need fix plumbing problems. So if you plan to do it yourself, expect to take a trip to the home improvement store and spend some time tracking down everything you need. Then expect it to take quite a bit longer for you to do it yourself, because unlike a professional, making plumbing repairs isn't something you do every day.
This goes for rental property owners too. An experienced landlord will tell you that cost-effectively managing a rental doesn't necessarily mean choosing the cheapest solution to a problem. Your time is valuable. Would you rather spend it managing your properties or fixing pipes?
And what if you're a renter and you damage the plumbing or fixtures in your apartment? You'll certainly have to fix the problem, but do you think your landlord would be satisified with you making your own repairs? Likely not. They will expect you to have a professional plumber fix the problem.
So the next time you have a plumbing problem, before you pick up that monkey wrench, ask yourself, "Do I have the knowledge and experience it takes to make this repair the right way?" We all have our limits.
Know when to take an item from your Honey Do list and just say, "Honey, DON'T."