Is a leaky bathroom faucet keeping you up at night? Does your kitchen faucet seem to want to wash dishes without you? Having a sink that is leaky or that otherwise doesn't work the way that it should work can be frustrating. Sometimes the fix is as simple as replacing one or two washers, sometimes the issue requires a more complex solution. But no matter how complicated or easy it seems like it will be to fix your sink, it's always a good idea to leave this job to a professional plumber. Some reasons for this include:
Time: Chances are good that your plumber will come out, take a look at your sink, and spend just a few minutes on the actual sink repair. This may make you feel slightly "cheated" when you see how little time he or she takes. But when you compare time spent, you need to think about how long it would actually take you to accomplish the same thing from start to finish. You need to include the time it takes wandering the hardware store to find the right parts, the drive there and back, and then the actual repair is likely to take you significantly longer since you are not a professional plumber.
Knowledge: When you have an issue with your plumbing, it's always a good idea to have a professional look to see what's going on so that it doesn't keep happening. For instance, replacing the rubber washers may be a viable sink repair option for now, but it's possible that there are more issues than just that. As the plumber is fixing your sink, he or she may notice that your pipes are starting to corrode due to the mineral content of your water and that you need to make plans to replace at least some of them. This is something that the average person might not notice until it's too late.
Insurance: Although sink repair may seem extremely simple at first, it is still something that can easily get out of hand. You may take the sink apart and then think that you have it put back together correctly only to find out that it works correctly for a little bit but then it leaks even worse than before. Only this time, it's leaked out all over the floor while you were away from home, resulting in serious water damage. Unfortunately, many insurance policies don't cover water damage at all. Instead of saving money by doing the repair yourself, you'll wind up having to pay extra to clean up and to get a professional plumber to fix the new issues.
Contact a company like Rapid Rooter Of Central Oregon for more information and assistance.