Issues you could fix without a plumber include:
- Installing Shower Heads
- Repairing a Running Toilet
- Fixing a Leaky Tap
- Unclogging a Toilet
- Unblocking Shower and Sink Drains
Some blockages may require a plumber. However, if it is not apparent where the blockage is, it is worth trying a DIY fix first. For instance, an unblocking product may fix a sink blockage. It is generally worth trying before calling a plumber. Similarly, whilst a blocked toilet may require a plumber if the blockage is further down the pipework, you should first try to fix the problem with a plunger.
Attempting simple DIY fixes first is usually a good call. You could fix the problem, and even if you do not, you’re unlikely to worsen the issue significantly. You should avoid more drastic “repairs” as this could end up causing more harm and leave your plumber with an even bigger problem to fix. If it doesn’t require ripping up flooring, opening walls, or removing appliances, it is likely safe to attempt a DIY fix.