Do It yourself plumbing
Should You Do It Yourself Plumbing?
No! I mean that sounds harsh doesn’t it? In Australia we have rules and regulations stopping people from doing what is known as illegal and dangerous plumbing. Why? TO PROTECT YOU.
Look, I’m not talking about changing tap washers and little things like that, but when it comes to connecting water services, gas services, hot water units and sewerage pipes the rules and regulations are put in place to protect the home owner or commercial property owner and if you choose to do your own plumbing or gasfitting you are risking not only your own health or being injured but that of the rest of the community also. When hot water units are not properly installed the outcome could be catastrophic. If you happen to connect a sewerage pipe to a water pipe you could put a communities health at real risk.
Is Do It Yourself Plumbing Worth The Risk?
I know at times consumers feel plumbers can be expensive, but the protection you are afforded by using a licensed plumber far outweighs the cost to employ them. These people are trained professionals who understand their responsibilities to the community as a whole and install plumbing in a way that protects the community from mishaps and injury.
You know that weekend plumber you employ? Make sure you check he has insurance and has a Contractors License not just a Plumbers License. If he doesn’t have these you run the risk of not having a callback if things go awfully wrong, and it does.
Imagine how the streets and your home would look if we didn’t have rules in place for the installation of your plumbing. Perth is a beautiful place but imagine that there was no control over how we disposed of sewerage from our houses. Oh Man! Disaster.