Just say no to DIY plumbing

Plumbing repairs are among the top things you should never try to repair in your home (unless you are a professional, of course). Water can be a real pest, and it will find a way out of the tiniest of holes you cannot even see. When water starts leaking, it can lead to thousands of dollars worth of damage. Most people can handle common plumbing issues like changing a shower head, but it can get pretty extensive after that.

If you try to modify your homes plumbing system, it can lead you to some very severe problems. Extending hot water lines means working with hot water; working with hot water means working with copper pipes and that requires a blow torch. Professionals will tell you to stay away from blow torching unless you have had serious welding experience.

As you can imagine, there are a lot of reasons to leave your plumbing work up to professionals. Even the most simple problem could get out of hand and lead to much more expensive damage.