Drip, drip, drip. In the small hours of the night, the sound haunts you. The kitchen faucet isn’t doing what kitchen faucets are supposed to do, which is provide water when you want it, only when you want it. It’s not a huge issue, but it’s bothering you enough that you want it fixed. The situation can’t continue the way – in fact, the drips seem to be coming faster than before. Only one question remains: do you try to repair the faucet yourself, or do you call your St. Charles, IL plumber and have them handle the job?
Should You Call a Plumber or Attempt a DIY?
Here’s some things to consider:
Are You Mr. Fix It? Let’s be honest here. There are people in this world who derive great joy and personal satisfaction from fixing things. You hand these folks a jammed garbage disposal and a pipe cleaner and tell them to have at it – they’re in hog heaven, and before you know it, that garbage disposal is chewing up everything: apple cores, left overs, that fruitcake someone ‘gifted’ you two holiday seasons back. And then there’s the other type of person, who is perhaps not as confident in their skills and abilities. If you’re in the second set – and you know if you are, because you’re thinking, “There’s no way to fix a garbage disposal with a pipe cleaner” rather than “Wow! I should try that NOW!” you have to decide whether you want to devote the time and energy to acquiring basic fix it skills, or if you want to call your St. Charles plumber, who already has them.
Do You Know Anything About Plumbing? Plumbing is not as simple as it first appears. There is a basic body of plumbing knowledge that you should have before you attempt even basic repairs. Do you know how to shut the water off to your sink? Do you understand how the faucet is attached to your sink? Do you know what is causing the problem, or are you uncertain about the situation? Again, this is knowledge that can be acquired through the school of trial and error. Your St. Charles, IL plumber already knows this stuff, but if you want to devote your time to learning it, that’s a valid option too.
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