DIY Plumbing Versus Professional Plumbers, Part 1

When you watch a homeowner on TV unclog their toilet, or even take their toilet apart to discover the problem with their toilet and then put it all back together again all within a 30-minute show, it seems easy. It implants the idea in the back of every homeowner’s mind that DIY plumbing is something everyone should do, even for someone who has never installed a toilet.

Plumbing Solutions is a local plumbing company in Lexington that specializes in installing plumbing in new construction homes. We offer fanatical customer service, written service agreements, and a passion for exceeding your expectations every time. Below, we’ll go over some reasons we believe that hiring a professional plumber is always the way to go. Contact our plumbing company today for your next new residential construction plumbing need!


Do You Have the Knowledge?

While searching YouTube when a broken pipe is spurting water all over your basement should probably not be your first call (hint: call a professional plumber), it’s important that you have a foundation of knowledge when it comes to plumbing. The most basic thing to know is how to turn off the main water line that supplies your home with water. Knowing where the shut-off valve is located is something you should know before a plumbing emergency occurs. Usually, it’s located outside near your property line where the water enters from, or it’s next to the water meter. Each individual plumbing fixture in your home has a shut-off valve as well, which is located very close to the fixture itself.

Outside of this essential and most basic plumbing knowledge that all homeowners and business owners need to have, you should also have a working knowledge of pipes and how plumbing works if you are choosing to DIY your plumbing. Or, you should have mechanical knowledge as well, meaning that you should know how to use a wrench when needed.

Common DIY Projects

While Plumbing Solutions, a local plumbing company in Lexington, recommends you always call a professional plumber, there are some simple plumbing projects you can probably do on your own that are not plumbing emergencies before you give us a call.

  • Leaky faucets. Often this just requires something to be tightened somewhere. A wrench that fits the fixture should suffice.
  • Clogged toilets. You should have a toilet plunger on hand since it’s inevitable that you will have a clogged toilet at some point. Most simple clogs can be fixed with a plunger.
  • Clogged or slow draining sinks or showers. This is slightly more complicated, but by simply unscrewing the fixture and either using an old-fashioned wire clothes hanger or some over-the-counter mixtures for clogged drains, this should clear up.
  • Installing new fixtures in your home. Again, with just some simple hand tools, removing the old fixtures and replacing them should be a snap. YouTube is a great resource as well with step-by-step instructions on the matter.


Plumbing Solutions in Lexington specializes in new construction residential needs. This includes slab under plumbing, rough-in plumbing, sewer and water installation, and trim-out plumbing. Our mission is to provide the highest-quality plumbing in the most professional manner throughout our service area, which includes many areas in South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina.

As a local plumbing company, we stay abreast of the latest in plumbing technology, including many of the new innovations and improvements, so that we can pass these on to you. We invest in quality control to ensure everything is up to standards. We treat everyone as they want to be treated and always work with integrity and professionalism. We also provide written service agreements, which include our warranty policy.

In addition, we offer 24-hour emergency plumbing leaks or repairs. We understand that your plumbing is essential to your life, so we do everything we can to solve your plumbing problem as efficiently as possible.

If you are in need of plumbing for any residential construction need near Lexington or any of our service areas, or you have an emergency plumbing issue arise, please call Plumbing Solutions right away. We’ll be more than happy to help.

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