Plumbing issues can be extremely tricky to deal with. However, many homeowners feel they can conduct some research on the internet, watch the tutorial, or read DIY articles and handle the job themselves. But it takes much more than theoretical knowledge to handle plumbing issues.

Things like tap washer replacements can be very easy to handle. However, you should never try your hand at fixing complex plumbing problems like sewer backups, Burst Water Pipes or damaged toilets, etc.

We at Mr Splash Plumbing offer reliable and professional plumbing services without a high price tag. It means you don’t need to think twice about hiring us for any of your plumbing requirements. There are many reasons to hire professionals rather than try to handle plumbing jobs yourself.


DIY Vs. Professional Plumbing

All plumbing tasks need knowledge and thorough training. Online tutorials aren’t a replacement for experience. Here are some significant differences between professional services and DIY plumbing:

  • Training – Experienced Plumbers in Sydney have the training required to handle all types of plumbing installations, repairs, and replacements. Without this training, you can damage a sound, functional plumbing system.


  • Convenient – Time is far more valuable than money. When handling any complicated plumbing job, you would have to spend a significant amount of time watching tutorials. Also, you’d have to purchase all the tools and install/repair things. All this translates into a lot of time wastage, and it’s better to hire experienced plumbers in Sydney that will tackle the job right the first time around.


  • License and Insurance– Credible plumbing professionals have licensing and insurance, which protects your interests. In case something goes wrong while handling a plumbing job yourself, the damages are covered, so you don’t have to bear the cost burden.


Common Mistakes DIYers Make

Most DIYers end up making mistakes when they try to handle plumbing jobs themselves. These mistakes occur because they have no experience in doing these tasks. More often than not, they end up causing further damage to the system, which translates to additional expenses. Some common mistakes DIYers make:

•  Do not turn off the water mains before starting the job- this results in flooding on their property.

•  Not using appropriate tools which cause damage to existing fixtures, making repairs impossible.

•  Lack of awareness of different types of plumbing systems

•  Connect mismatched pipes which result in a weak seal or pipe bursts.

•  Use excessive quantities of drain cleaner which corrodes the pipes, compelling them to replace the fixtures sooner.


As you can see, many things can go wrong when you try to handle plumbing jobs yourself. It’s far better to hire experts like us for all your residential and commercial plumbing needs. We handle all types of big and small plumbing jobs, expertly, and cost-effectively. For any plumbing enquiries, feel free to contact Mr Splash Plumbing at this number- (02) 8093 5457 or send us an email via this contact us form to schedule a booking.