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Plumbing Fixes Gone Wrong


As a home owner, just about everyone wants to try and fix problems on their own. The problem though with this is it can lead to further issues later on down the road. All of this is problematic and can eventually lead to tens of thousands of dollars in repairs, not to mention all sorts of wasted time and energy.

That is exactly why it is so important to bring in a trained and certified professional ahead of time instead of trying to fix the problem. While there are different kinds of common plumbing fixes that may lead to this extensive damage, these are three commonly plumbing fixes that often go terribly wrong.


Drip Under the Sink

So there is a drink under the sink and, naturally, a home owner wants to fix this. So, they remove the plumbing and get to work. The problem here is if they do not know what sort of plumbing to purchase, they might end up going back and forth to the store a half dozen times in order to pick up the right tubing.

Beyond this, if the right adhesive is not used to perform the plumbing it is going to lead to all sorts of leaks and problems further on down the line. Really anything under the sink should be left to a professional, with this ranging from just a drip to swapping out the garbage disposal.


New Water Heater

Although this is a large appliance, the installation is rather straight forward and not terribly complex, but it can lead to major problems when not done correctly. This is because a water heater often has a connection of at least two of the three main utilities (water, electric or gas).

Due to this, if something is not connected properly it can lead to all sorts of problems, ranging from a blown fuse in the water heater to a gas leak, which puts everyone and everything living inside of the home in danger.


Dripping Faucet

So the faucet starts to drip and it is time to try and fix this. There are a few different reasons as to why this might happen, but if someone who is not experience with this attempts to fix it, it might end up leading to a completely damaged sink or a larger problem.

All of this can be avoided by simply bringing in a trained professional who knows how to fix it.


We've seen too many DIY disasters. Save yourself the headache and call the professionals of Kellie Plumbing at (317) 738-2707 for service in the Franklin area!