There are some plumbing problems that can be fixed on your own and there are those that need professional assistance, like a leaking toilet. On the surface, a leaking toilet can be dealt with without any professional help. After all, all you need to do is to fix the pipe here and seal the crack there, right?
Toilet repair and replacement may sound simple, but it is not.
So why do you need a professional to do it for you?
Toilet repair needs utmost precision
This is the very reason why toilet repair needs to be done by professionals: it needs precision. When you install a toilet, it needs to be perfectly sealed and if it’s anything but perfect, you will be dealing with a leaking toilet – this could lead to a whole slew of plumbing problems just because you were not able to seal it properly.
The toilet, apart from the need to be sealed properly, also needs to be flushing properly. When the toilet is not sealed properly, flushing can cause water to come out from underneath so it’s going to cause more damage to the entire fixture.
Mould growth is another problem that stems from a poorly installed toilet. The fact that the toilet is leaking means that there’s going to be moisture stuck underneath the fixture – like the flooring or wall. Mould is a different problem that needs to be dealt with because it doesn’t only cause structural damage but they pose serious health risks at home. It can aggravate respiratory problems and allergies, among other things.
Get it done the right way
I get that there’s a need to save a couple of hundreds of dollars in plumbing but there’s a difference between saving for the sake of saving and saving for the sake of cutting corners – the latter is often the cause for why people resort to DIY.
If you want it done the right way, then you need to hire a professional plumber.