DIY Plumbing Versus Professional Plumbers, Part 2

In our last blog post, we discussed some very common plumbing occurrences that, most likely, you could handle on your own. These plumbing problems ranged from leaky faucets and clogged toilets to replacing the fixtures in your home.

Plumbing Solutions in Lexington offers the best new construction residential plumbing. We offer amazing plumbing services, including slab under plumbing, rough-in plumbing, sewer and water installation, and trim-out plumbing. Our service areas include parts of South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina. Below, we’ll go over some scenarios where, if you have the plumbing knowledge and know-how, you could probably DIY; otherwise, you’ll need to partner with a professional plumber, such as Plumbing Solutions, for help. Contact us today to get started!


Sometimes, the call to DIY your plumbing job can be iffy. Below are just a few of those scenarios that we frequently see here at Plumbing Solutions in Lexington.

  • Plumbing Repairs. This can be an area where things can get dicey fairly quickly. You’ll need to ask yourself if you are familiar with different types of plumbing materials (if you can’t recognize polybutylene pipes, this might be a clue), which plumbing pipes are going where, and how big of the plumbing repair project is.
  • Replacing Your Toilet. You’ve probably seen this DIY project on YouTube and could Google fairly quickly how to replace your toilet. However, this is a DIY project that could become complicated quite fast as well. Luckily, the water supply and waste piping is already in place so it’s usually not too difficult. However, if you are unsure, it’s best to partner with a professional plumber, especially if you only have one toilet in your home.
  • Replacing other plumbing appliances. Both your dishwasher and your garbage disposal are fairly simple to replace by yourself. However, both have the potential to leak if things are not screwed on correctly, or a screw goes missing altogether. Since these are parts whose pipes are hidden, meaning their parts are underneath the counters and the sink, then a leak could go undetected for quite some time, which can cause bigger problems down the road, including mold growth.


Plumbing Solutions in Lexington understands that you have choices when it comes to a local plumbing company. As the best new construction residential plumbing company, we always put our customers first, going above and beyond in every plumbing job we do. Our dedicated plumbing technicians offer fanatical customer service and always follow standard plumbing installation practices.

In addition, we stick to our core values of honesty, integrity, efficiency, innovation, productivity, and professionalism at all times. We offer written estimates and contracts so you’ll know exactly what is expected and what we will do. We have an internal quality inspection team that inspects every plumbing job for top-notch work, and we offer up-front pricing.

If you are looking for the best professional plumber in South Carolina, Georgia, or North Carolina, give Plumbing Solutions a call today!

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