Three Services You Didn't Know Plumbers Could Do


Homeowners are used to calling plumbers to handle the normal issues around the house, such as clogged drains and leaky faucets. But few people realize that plumbers are actually capable of handling a variety of different problems, some of which may surprise you. Moreover, many of these solutions may not just simply repair problems that you already have, but may also make your house run more efficiently and give you an overall better quality of life beforehand. Check out the list below, and if any of them sound like something you may need, be sure to contact your local plumber to schedule a visit.

Appliance Install

While most homeowners simply contract out the store where they bought their appliance from to do the install, if you want a more professional job, you should contact the plumber to do it instead. Since they also work on appliances, it makes sense that most plumbers would also be well-versed in the different makes and models for dishwashers, washing machines, and garbage disposals, and would be able to install them for you as well. Technicians that work directly with stores are able to handle the regular problems, but if something more advanced comes up that's unforeseen, you'll want a plumber there to take care of the problem.

Gas Line Install

The dream of most budding cooks is to have a wide gas range in their kitchen. If your house is already powered by gas, you wouldn't think it would be a big deal to simply extend a line from the main gas line straight to your gas stove, but this is definitely not something you want to try yourself. Not only is the installation itself extremely dangerous, but it can also be illegal. Most municipalities require licenses or permits to work on gas lines, which most plumbers have already obtained and are comfortable working on.

Bathroom Remodel

If you've been dreaming about turning your existing bathroom into a dream spa for yourself, not only can a plumber accomplish that for you, but they can also consult you on how best to orient the plumbing in your bathroom to give the desired effect. Whether it's adding a second showerhead, adding an extra sink, or removing any of the existing plumbing, a plumber knows the most efficient way to go about the install and can even give you ideas that you may never have thought of before.

If you have additional questions, reach out to a local plumber.


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A New Kind of Piping Makes DIY Plumbing Easier

My homes have always had either copper or PVC plumbing pipes. But when my plumbing system needed an overhaul last spring, I wanted a piping system for my home that I could work on myself when needed. There were a lot of good reasons to choose PEX piping, but my favorite thing about the PEX piping is that it's easy to work with, even if you're a beginner like me. Now I can make small repairs myself instead of calling the plumber every time I have a minor leak or other small problem. I still call the plumber for the big stuff, but it's more affordable now that I can take care of small issues myself. I started this blog to help others learn how they, too, can do DIY plumbing repairs at home.