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There are a lot of smart and savvy homeowners out there who are intrigued by the idea of doing their own home plumbing. Especially after a Property Brothers marathon, you might be feeling particularly brave and ready to tackle any DIY project.

Before you go diving headfirst into tanks and pipes, we’re just asking you to think it through for a couple of minutes, to be sure you’re making the best and most cost-effective decision for your situation.

Cost vs. Savings

One of the biggest reasons Cincinnati homeowners decide to do their own plumbing projects is to avoid the expense of hiring a professional plumber. But do you realize how expensive it can be to NOT hire a licensed plumber?

Depending on the extent of your project, the materials themselves might not cost much at all. There are also some projects that require expensive equipment to complete (which you may be able to rent or borrow), allowing you to do a project on your own that you may have previously needed a plumber for. And there are those projects where the majority of the expense in the project is going to be the materials themselves, such as your remodels, and new plumbing appliances, etc.

But with any of these projects, no matter how simple and easy they may seem, mistakes can be made by those who are inexperienced or unlicensed that can cause far more damage than you were intending to fix in the first place. “Little” mistakes, incorrect installations and small problems can add up to big repairs and premature replacements.

Use Licensed Plumbers for Long-Term Savings

Spending a little extra to have an hour, or a few hours, of a true professional’s time and expertise on putting in your new plumbing might end up saving you hundreds or even thousands in unnecessary repairs, or fending off future damages.

One other factor to consider is that a licensed plumber has experience with all types of plumbing fixtures and equipment. They can often help steer you in the right direction when looking for a quality piece that won’t break down on you in a few years’ time. Plus, when it comes to installing new appliances and plumbing fixtures, you want to make sure it’s done right.

All in all, it may very well save you a bit of money today, and a lot of money over the next few years, to hire a licensed plumber to do the job right the first time. Make the BEST choice. Call BEST Plumbing Service of Cincinnati (513) 342-0323 for your home’s next upgrade project.

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