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Never Attempt Plumbing Repairs Yourself

Your average grocery store or hardware store is full of solutions for plumbing problems, whether it be a wire snake or a chemical cleanser to get rid of clogs. Homeowners in the East Vale, CA area might also try to tackle larger plumbing issues themselves rather than worry about the expense of a plumber. In all but the most benign cases, however, this can be a terrible mistake… especially with qualified plumbers in the Inland Empire ready to fix your problem the right way. Here’s a quick breakdown of why you should never attempt most plumbing repairs yourself.


Store-bought equipment – even high end tools purchased at a local home improvement center – is usually designed with a utilitarian approach in mind. That means it tries to be a one-size-fits-all solution for a variety of problems; rarely fixing any of them properly but dealing with them sufficiently to kick the problem down the road a few months. A trained plumber, on the other hand, has access to specialized equipment such as hydro jetting hoses and motorized snakes with rotating heads. The average homeowner won’t use them often enough to justify the cost, but professionals use them every week. They can correct your problem properly rather than adopting a half measure.


Even the most seasoned do-it-yourselfer likely hasn’t seen a given plumbing problem more than a handful of times at the most, and probably much less than that. There’s only so much a YouTube video can do to guide you through an issue and if something goes wrong, you’re on the hook for any further repairs that are needed. Professional plumbers, on the other hand, likely deal with the kind of problem you’re looking at on a regular basis, and know exactly, precisely how to fix it the right way.

Call Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air for any issues with your plumbing system!

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