Let’s face it. Skilled labour isn’t cheap.
A lot of the time, when somebody needs a plumber, they’re not having a great day, to begin with. Whether it’s an overflowing toilet or a leak repair, nobody looks forward to receiving the invoice.
It’s even worse if you’ve heard that Darrel down the street did his own plumbing, and everything turned out hunky-dory.
If Darrel could do it, can’t you?
The reality is that most people can do most things – if they’re willing to put the time in and learn to do it right. After all, doctors aren’t born doctors, lawyers aren’t born lawyers, and engineers aren’t born engineers.
I’d be willing to bet that there are at least a few somebodies out there who cringed at that last sentence.
“Is he comparing plumbers to doctors?”
The reality is, folks, that every skill takes time to learn, hone, and develop. Savants are few and far between, and even they need to walk before they can run.
Plumbing is no different.
Can you do your own plumbing? Sure, maybe. Watch some YouTube videos, read some books, and practice makes perfect.
But remember that it can take years before a labourer becomes an apprentice. It takes years for an apprentice to become a journeyman. And, it’s taken your skilled tradesman his whole lifetime to become as skilled as he is today.
I think that everyone should know some basics, at the very least. But if you’re considering a DIY plumbing project, please put in the work.
For most people, your home is your most valuable asset. You can’t undo damage. You can only try to fix it. And, it only takes a second to make a mistake that costs you dearly.
If you’re considering a DIY plumbing project, all the power to you! I wish you the best of luck, and I hope that it turns out well.
But, if you’re not truly confident (and competent) in your abilities… Please watch the video below.
The person in the video is supposedly a plumber. Some landlord wanted to save a few bucks and hire some discount plumber to do the work. I’d bet the landlord regrets it now.
You get what you pay for, folks.
Some problems just aren’t worth it.
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