A lot of the times, when there is an active pipe leak homeowners want repairs made as soon as possible. However, choosing efficiency over quality may not always work out as planned. This is partially due to the lack of tools, knowledge and experience that unlicensed individuals may have compared to a licensed plumber. A Texas licensed plumber has spent thousands of hours training and gaining “field” experience and have been educated and licensed by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. The experience, education and equipment a licensed technician has allows them to accurately diagnose, test and produce a quality repair. Read more below, to find out why it is important to hire a licensed plumber to diagnose and repair any leaks at your home.
Properly Diagnosing A Leak
There is a lot that goes into properly diagnosing and repairing a leak. No matter how minor it may seem, figuring out where a leak is coming from can either be straightforward or very challenging. No two leaks are just a like! A licensed plumber should have the education and experience (and possibly equipment) to properly diagnose the source of the leak. They can do this a couple of different ways. First, the technician could start off by doing a visual inspection near the damaged area. After he evaluates the issue, he might have to test the water lines, fixtures or drains lines in that area. Hopefully by this point, the licensed technician will have an idea on the cause of the leak and the available repair options.
Then from there, the repairs need to be made. What we tend to see happen, is when homeowner’s have the water turned off, they try and fix the leak themselves or will hire an unlicensed professional like a handyman to assist with repairs. Having DIY or handyman repairs performed can lead to a lot more stress down the road if performed improperly. A licensed technician should know how to properly make repairs such as knowing the type of materials or fittings that need to be used, the correct type of glue to use and will test system after repairs are made.
Another good thing is most licensed plumbing companies will warranty their repairs. So, if you do have an issue with their repair or somewhere else within the home, they can come out try and assist.
Quality Plumbing in Cypress, TX
Here at Show Plumbing our team is here to assist with any type of pipe leaks. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services in Cypress, Tx and the surrounding areas. If you have a pipe leak and need service, give us a call at 281-860-2000!