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Avoid These Awful DIY Plumbing Repairs At All Cost

When you discover a plumbing leak in your Mesquite house, it can be tempting to take matters into your own hands and try what looks like a simple DIY repair. After all, many products claim to be cost-effective and easy to use to stop any water leak or even remove the most challenging drain clogs. But there is more that you need to know before you invest any money and time in what are less than reliable plumbing emergency solutions.

A Clog Clearing Disaster

If a clogged drain is your current plumbing emergency, do not be fooled by the claims of the chemical liquids that claim to remove any clog in seconds or even minutes. These caustic substances are not likely to remove any clogs, but they could begin to melt or destroy your home’s drain lines. You will think that the water is now flowing down the clear drain, but it is actually leaking into the walls or floors of your home. That less than helpful clog remover is now the cause of costly water damage and potential mold and contamination in your home. The only reliable and drain-safe solution for drain clog issues is a professional drain cleaning that uses only a jet of pure water to dismantle and wash away clogs and all the stinky residue inside pipes that will create more clogs.

A Silly Putty Solution?

You might have seen the late-night infomercial for the wonder pipe repair putty that stops leaks, seals screen doors, and is an all-around plumbing wonder. But the truth is that this product is a temporary fix at best. You might think you have sealed that leak and have no more worries. However, the leak will be creating more water damage and a costly mess in just a short time. The only solution you can depend on to eliminate a water leak is a professional repair by a licensed plumber. The cost of any repair is sure to be just a fraction of the cost of water damage repair and mold remediation that is needed after a failed DIY repair.

Is Repair Tape Real?

Repair tape is a real product, but it does not provide real solutions. This quick fix is about as helpful as the putty. This tape might appear to stop the water flow, but it is only a matter of minutes before it becomes overpowered by the water pressure and moisture. Consider this item a waste of time and money that could be used to hire a legitimate plumber to fix the issue properly.

When you have a water leak or nasty clog in your home’s plumbing lines, the only person you should trust for quality, long-term repairs is a licensed plumber. Call (214) 388-4525 to reach the experts at Metroplex Leak & Locate. Our team provides 24/7 emergency service, and our repairs come backed by a complete warranty on the parts and labor. So you never need to worry about a shoddy repair that begins leaking and causing water damage inside your home.

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