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Should You Hire a Plumber for Your Faucet Installation?

Most homeowners do a little DIY home repair every now and then. Even stuff that might seem miniscule, such as adding new light fixtures or unclogging your toilet is a DIY home repair. While mini projects, such as the ones mentioned, are completely suitable to do by yourself, you should always hire a professional for larger projects like installing a faucet. That being said, continue reading to learn why you should hire a plumber for your faucet installation.

Materials

If you plan on installing your faucet by yourself, you’re going to have to purchase all the necessary materials. While faucets, tools, and any other materials you might need are readily available at any hardware store, be prepared to purchase a decent amount of supplies. There’s also the chance you might need to run out to the store in the middle of your project to purchase more items you might not have initially realized you need.

Luckily, if you hire a plumber for your faucet installation, you won’t have to worry about spending time and money looking for all the right materials because they will have all the necessary items right at their disposal.

Faucet InstallationTime

For a plumber, a faucet installation is a relatively quick and easy project. But, that’s because it’s something their skilled and experienced in. For an average homeowner, installing a new faucet is a pretty overwhelming task. If you choose to install your own faucet, be prepared to watch at least a few how-to YouTube videos, as well as spending a decent amount of time searching online for what materials you need and then finding them in the store. Of course, this doesn’t account for the time it will take for you to install your faucet, which could take up to hours.

Budget

While installing your faucet by yourself might initially seem like a good way to save money, it most likely isn’t in the long run. After all, you’re going to have to purchase all the tools and materials yourself. And if something goes wrong during your faucet installation, you’re going to have to hire a plumber to fix any issues and finally install your faucet.

But if you hire a plumber to install your faucet, you won’t have to worry about any of this. Your plumber already has the necessary tools to install your faucet, so you will only have to pick out what faucet you want. Also, you will have peace of mind knowing your faucet is properly and adequately installed.

Safety

Between using heavy-duty tools and turning on and off the water valves, there are some safety risks to installing your faucet by yourself. Luckily, if you hire a plumber to install your faucet you won’t have to worry about any of those safety risks because they have the necessary skills and experience to adequately install your faucet.

The Verdict

While installing a faucet by yourself might seem like a fun DIY project, it isn’t the safest, most affordable, or time friendly option. That being said, hire a plumber to install your faucet so you can have peace of mind knowing it’s installed correctly.