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16 Apr

7 Reasons to Hire a Professional Plumber

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Homeownership comes with many financial responsibilities, including maintenance and repairs.

With the harsh and quickly changing weather in Canada, our homes are often subject to severe and diverse climates. Coupled with our daily living habits, our homes can take a beating.

The plumbing in our homes is one area that is often overlooked until it is too late. For example, our pipes can spring a leak, but if they are not fixed correctly, it can lead to huge financial losses.

1. Get the job done correctly

While money is always a concern, hiring a professional that undercuts the competition and offers the lowest rates around may lead to substandard materials or botched jobs.

This can result in the problem recurring repeatedly, and end up costing you a lot more in the long run. It can also lead to bigger problems and frustration if the wrong materials are used.

2. They are insured

Insured professionals don’t have such coverage just to make sure that they are protected. They are also protecting their clients in certain circumstances.

As well, your home insurance may not cover claims as a result of DIY repairs. So, if that slow leak in the basement turns into a new basement-sized swimming pool, you may find yourself unable to make a claim and suffer a large financial loss as a result. 

Ask your potential plumber if they have coverage. This will ensure that they are serious about their work and that they will perfect the repair for you as well. Uninsured contractors may not do as well a job, which can lead to complications.

3. Expert plumbing diagnosis

A lot of minor plumbing issues can be easily and quickly dealt with by yourself, including, for example, a small clog in the kitchen sink or a backed-up toilet.

However, if these problems keep coming back, then it can indicate a deeper issue. There is only so far that drain cleaners and store-bought snakes can reach. 

Your professional plumber in Toronto has the right tools to find out the exact cause and then get in deeper and remove stubborn clogs or tree roots blocking the way.

Once they determine the reason for the recurring issue, they have the skills and know-how to clear it for good. Then, they can advise you on how to prevent it from happening again in the future.

4. A range of services

Skilled professionals often offer more than one service. Training and education mean that a plumber can repair more than just a leaky pipe. While we typically associate plumbers with this, they are so much more than that. 

For example, professional plumbers can repair water heaters, sump pumps, and frozen pipes in the winter (including insulation installation).

Water heater maintenance, hydro-jetting, boiler repairs, and even waterproofing are all valuable services you may not have considered before, but your plumber can provide.

5. The warranty

Of course, doing repairs yourself is cheaper; you just have to consider the cost of the materials. Still, you are not able to put a warranty on your own work.

By hiring a professional, the work is then guaranteed and has a warranty attached to it. Therefore, should the repair fail for any reason, the plumber can come back and fix it free of charge.

The initial cost of the work is likely more expensive than purchasing the parts and then doing it yourself. However, you will save money in the long run since the job will be done right, with the correct parts and a warranty included.

6. Prevent further water damage

When you find a leak, or if a pipe bursts, the first thing you should do is turn off the water. However, unless the system is flushed properly before you start the work, or the problem is bigger than one area, you can end up with more water damage.

Plumbers can work quickly to prevent further water damage from happening to your home. This reduces the clean-up and renovation costs after the work is completed.

7. Renovate correctly

Have you ever found yourself bored on a weekend and suddenly taking up the wrench to do some renovations? While this happened a lot during the pandemic, hiring a professional to help with plumbing renovations is more advantageous.

Even if it’s just moving a pipe so that the washing machine is in a different corner or floor or the shower needs upgrading, the professionals can help by keeping the work up to code. This ensures the installations are done properly and safely, and that the work is guaranteed until you decide to renovate again. 

There are often special tools required for certain jobs, and while there may be equivalents you can purchase, they won’t quite measure up or you may need training to use them. A plumber has all the skills and tools needed, and they know the right tools to use for that bathroom renovation, for example.

Contact the Plumbing Professionals

Advanced Plumbing has been taking care of Toronto’s pipes and leaks for over a decade. With the experience and knowledge to clear any clog, flush, and drain, and repair any renovations, we are the professionals to call. 

Insured, cost-friendly, and guaranteed, all your plumbing needs are in one place. Whether it’s an emergency, general work, or a specialized task, Advanced Plumbing has your pipe’s best needs in mind.
You can call us at 866-863-9539 to chat with a team member or go online for a free quote. Contact us today and see why our award-winning service is right for you.


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