Close-up Of Flooded Floor In Kitchen From Water Leak

Why DIY plumbing costs more

Plumbing is one DIY task that you might want to reconsider. Plumbing projects done by a non-professional can go very wrong very quickly. You’re just one small mistake from flooding your home and costing yourself thousands of dollars worth of repairs and additional problems.


One of the biggest dangers of do-it-yourself plumbing repairs is the real danger of flooding the whole house. Trying to solve a problem, you can easily make more with a simple mistake like breaking the valve, causing water will rush in all directions. Due to lack of experience it’s common people do not know where the main water supply is interrupted. So when they find out, the water had already flooded. Cleaning up all the water isn’t fun, not to mention the possible damage to your kitchen appliances. To avoid all these problems, it’s a lot easier to call South Auckland Plumbing.

Improper Repairs

Without the right technical knowledge, we could make the right fixes, but not perfectly. This can lead to later problems such as lower or higher pressure in water pipes. You may also not have water in some parts of the house, or the water supply to the shower may be damaged. Thus, do-it-yourself plumbing can help you solve the current problem. However, due to mistakes such as over tightened bolts or improper installation, you may simply have more problems than you had in the first place.

Burst or Broken Pipes

We have seen pipes badly damaged by DIY work, sometimes due to slippage, sometimes because something was not properly connected or poorly welded. Water pressure has a way of revealing flaws in your technique with amazing speed and you’ll be kicking yourself if it does.


Most people who do their own plumbing repairs do it to save money, only to find that it costs them dearly in the end. Some repairs can be done quickly and easily by getting your hands wet but many others require special tools, materials and knowledge. Once you’re done spending time learning techniques, money on tools and materials you’ll find that your DIY project wasn’t cheap at all.

Instead, contact South Auckland Plumbing and we will provide you with our knowledge and professional expertise when it comes to keeping your house in fully working order. Get in touch with us today.


As registered Master Plumbers our work is covered by the Master Plumbers Guarantee for 12 months, giving you peace of mind.