Many aspects of plumbing in Ramsey County are around simple fixtures and easy repairs for the homeowners. Videos on the internet have made most simple plumbing repairs even easier by showing step-by-step processes to get them done.
Some projects obviously are more complicated and require the special skills and knowledge that only years of experience can provide. Especially when water is gushing out and you don’t know where the main shut-off is located, the damage that can intensify minute by minute should be mitigated by calling in the expert plumber.
A Fix in Time
Leaky faucets and drains, a garbage disposal or even a toilet replacement are tasks that can be accomplished with a few good tools, patience and a little information off the internet. Knowing where to shut off the water supply–so any problems that might happen don’t turn into catastrophes–begins many repairs that end with a pat on the back.
Even sweating of copper pipes to install a new shower valve or shut-offs nearer the fixture are not life-threatening and create a high level of satisfaction for handy husbands and wives. Installing an under-counter water filtration system is just a matter of following instructions.
When something has broken and is causing serious flooding, whether or not you can find the main shut-off, it still probably makes sense to call a plumber to get the repairs made quickly and correctly. For much less emergent situations, plumbing can still be a tricky sport to find the right size fittings so getting a plumber with a truck full of odd parts can cost a little money but save a lot of aggravation and return trips to the local hardware store to exchange the 5/8 male coupling with gasket you expected it to be for the 3/4 female that was needed.
For any project that requires a permit, a licensed plumber makes good sense who knows the proper codes and intricacies of supplies, drains and venting so the work will pass inspection. Replacing larger items like a hot water heater, shower unit or sink are far simpler for professionals to wrestle.
Any maintenance for hot water heaters or radiant heat systems are better left to plumbers to fix who know how to properly bleed and refill the pipes to flow without air bubbles. If there is a problem with the sewer main inside or outside the house, a plumber will be better equipped to cut and repair the pipes (as well as deal with the mess).
Because of their lethal risks, gas lines to appliances must be installed and connected by a certified technician which many plumbers are.
Ultimately, if you have any doubt about your abilities, even though you’re playing with water, a mistake can make a big mess. Calling Air Mechanical can often save a lot face.