To many “handy” homeowners, installing a new toilet may seem a simple task anyone can undertake. However, the reality on the ground is that most homeowners fail in their DIY attempts to install new toilets. Most DIYers fail for many reasons, necessitating calling a professional plumber to fix a new bathroom. Keep reading to discover why allowing professional plumbers to install your new toile is beneficial.
- Professionals are Better Placed to Undertake These Installations
Hire a professional to install a new toilet because you aren’t dealing with a secondary home installation. You are dealing with a vital installation with many grave health and financial implications. Therefore, it’s imperative to get the new installation working correctly. Otherwise, you could end up with a leaking or even flooded toilet at midnight.
- It Could Be Costlier Than You Think
Most DIYers usually assume that installing a new toilet saves them more money. However, it could turn counterproductive since you might end up losing more money than you initially intended to save. For instance, you might need to pay a professional to fix a flooding or leaking toilet, besides incurring inflated water bills.
Additionally, a professional can advise you better on the best type of water-saving toilets, brands, prices, and styles. Additionally, professionals know where to buy the best toilets at the lowest prices. Don’t forget that a new toilet installation affects your home’s entire water supply system. A professional can foresee and avoid all possible challenges and save you an inflated budget. Eventually, you will significantly reduce waste and remain fiscally and environmentally responsible.
- It’s Not as Easy as It Seems
They say that all ideas are easiest on paper and in the head until you implement them in the real world. Likewise, installing a new toilet is always easy until you start doing it. Then, you realize that you are dealing with an “icon” that pops up other serious plumbing issues you didn’t expect or budget your time and money to do. Additionally, you might not have the skills, experience, and tools to handle some of these emerging and unforeseen challenges.
- You Save Yourself and Family Plumbing Emergencies
It’s prudent to hire a professional to install your new toilet to save your family crippling plumbing emergencies. The reason is that you could easily tamper with other plumbing installations. Remember, the installation will expose you to water pipes and lines and probably mess them. Results? You might end up with a plumbing emergency that could endanger your family. Don’t take the chances when it’s easier to let an expert do it for you.
- Save Your Family Potential Mold Growth
Hiring a professional to install your new toilet also saves your family exposure to deadly mold growth. The reason is that incorrect installation might cause the ceiling between the mishandled spot and the second floor to dampen and grow mold. Consequently, you will need to call in a mold expert to fix the problem before it causes serious health challenges and costly structural damage.
You should also remember that mold can worsen different allergies and cause various breathing challenges. Therefore, don’t gamble with your health or that of your family by doing what an expert can do better.
- The Toilet Could Still Leak
You have to call professionals to install your new toilet to avoid leaking. Making a mistake could cause your new installation to leak. The problem is that it takes time to detect a leaking toilet, particularly if it’s located upstairs. You will only discover the leak after a few days. The detection could even take longer if you don’t use the toilet frequently.
- You May Not Handle the Resulting Surprises
Experimenting with your new toilet installation exposes you to many embarrassing, costly, and inconveniencing surprises. The problem with these surprises is that you might not know how to handle them. For instance, how would you handle a sudden pipe burst when you don’t have the tools or skills to do it? Fortunately, professionals are ready and equipped to manage all such circumstances.
- You Lack the Necessary Tools and Supplies
Lastly, don’t install your new toilet because you might lack all the necessary tools and supplies. Correct installation might require you to waste your precious time, money, and effort buying or hiring expensive installation tools. Do you have the time, money, and energy to waste on all these things? If you don’t, a professional is best suited to do this job correctly.
The temptation to install a new toilet without professional help is real but counterproductive. This post put a strong case for hiring a professional. Use this information to make the right decision next time you need to replace your toilet.