You'll have to pay a plumber to find and then repair any plumbing problems. This is why some people choose to do the plumbing work themselves to save money. However, plumbing repairs whether it is major or minor should be handled only by someone who knows exactly what to do. Otherwise, an attempt to fix the problem may have some consequences.
Here are some common plumbing mistakes DIYers make:
Overusing drain cleaners. There is nothing wrong with using drain cleaners since most people do as this is a very effective way to remove clogs and clean pipes. The problem with this though is if you are overusing it. An overuse can harm the pipes instead of just cleaning it since these cleaners contain harsh chemicals, which is used in regular large quantities can corrode the iron in the pipes and eat away the PVC.
To avoid corroding, choose organic options such as baking powder or vinegar since they can also clean the pipes. But if the pipes are still clogged or if it still clogs easily, contact your local plumber.
Bad piping installation. Most homeowners are inspired to fix their own pipes once they find minor leaks. However, those who try to do it often tends to do a mismatched attachment of pipes which can lead to big problems in the future.
Attempting to do the job instead of calling a plumber. Those homeowners who tend not to call a plumber and still do repairs that are way beyond their skills and knowledge can be a big mistake. As most of us can do minor repairs such as installing a faucet or unclogging the shower drain, but for major installations or repairs that will require access to the main pipeline, it is best to just put your trust to a professional plumber.
If you have any plumbing problems or concerns at home, questions about what plumbing is required for a washing machine, dishwasher and more, your best bet is your local plumber. He is the right person to call for all of your plumbing questions and needs.