What Plumbing Fixtures Need A Professional Touch?

Plumbing work can seem intimidating, but you may be surprised to learn how much of it you can do yourself. However, some fixtures require professional installation — not just for safety reasons, but because they need the expertise of an experienced plumber to get them working correctly.

Here's a closer look at some of the plumbing fixtures that require professional installation.

Toilets and Sinks

Although many people can install toilets and sinks themselves, it's always best to hire a plumber if possible. These fixtures require careful setup to ensure proper drainage, as well as correct connections between the pipes and the fixture itself. The wrong links can cause water to back up or drain slowly, which can lead to major damage to your home.

Some people make a mistake when it comes to their sink installation, not realizing there are two different types of connections –– one for hot water and one for cold water. It's easy to get things mixed up, which leads to inconsistent temperatures and water pressure.

A professional plumber will make sure that your toilet or sink is installed correctly from the start, preventing any potential post-installation problems. They'll also know what materials to use and which type of sealant is best for your particular situation to ensure a leak-free connection.

Faucets and Garbage Disposals

Faucets and garbage disposals are another type of fixture that should only be installed by professionals. Not only does this guarantee everything is connected securely and properly, but it also ensures that no damage is done to your pipes during installation.

Garbage disposals are especially tricky to install since they need to be connected to both the sink and the drainage pipes to work properly.

Some units might also need to be wired. A professional plumber will know how to correctly connect the unit and check for any potential problems that can lead to leaks or other issues. They can guarantee you won't have any surprises when it comes time to turn the water back on.

Tankless Water Heaters

If you're looking into installing a tankless water heater in your home, you should definitely consider hiring a professional for the job. Tankless water heaters require a more intricate setup than traditional tank-style water heaters. They must be wired properly, connected to gas lines or other power sources, and attached to existing plumbing systems for them to work properly.

Usually, tankless water heaters also need to be installed in specific locations for them to function efficiently. For example, some units require a certain amount of space around them for proper ventilation and cooling. A professional plumber will know exactly where to install the unit and how to hook it up correctly so that you get the most out of your water heater. 

To learn more, contact a plumbing service in your area such as True Plumbing, LLC.