So you have a plumbing problem. Darn!

Okay, so we’re not telling you anything you don’t know when we say plumbing issues are a big pain in the you know what. They usually happen at the worst of times, they can cause plenty of damage, and even when it’s something as simple as a dripping faucet, it can just be plain annoying. So what to do?

Well, you have three options for fixing that plumbing problem. First, you can fix it yourself if you’re confident in your knowledge and ability. Second, you can get a professional plumber to come fix the problem for you. Third, you can get a buddy or a relative who’s “handy” to come solve the problem.

Of these options, we’re going to suggest the second is the best. Yes, we know it sounds self-serving, but the reality is a professional plumber is your best option for resolving plumbing problems for several reasons.

1. A professional plumber knows what he or she is doing; this is their livelihood, after all. As long as you hire a plumber or company that’s been around for a few years, chances are high they’ve handled your particular problem dozens, if not hundreds of times, and they know all the latest and best techniques for resolving the issue.

2. Yes, it’s going to cost you something to have a professional plumber do the job, but keep in mind that a true pro is only going to charge you for the actual time it takes, and because that person knows exactly what he or she is doing, has the right tools for the job, and the right materials, it’s probably going to take far less time than it would take you or your plumbing-handy friend.

3. Finally, assuming you’ve chosen a reputable plumber or company, you’re going to have the peace of mind of knowing that the job is warranted, and that if there is a problem with the work, the plumber will come back to correct the error at no extra charge. Try getting that handy friend to offer a warranty.

So there you have it… three reasons why a professional plumber is your best choice when it comes to resolving plumbing problems. Oh, and don’t forget, when you’re in trouble plumbing-wise, you can always count on your plumbing superhero, Pete the Plumber.