Why You Should Hire a Plumber When Things Go Wrong

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It’s easy to forget just how essential household plumbing is to daily life. When it fails, it’s just as easy to forget how complicated it can be. 

While certain minor repairs can be easily handled at home, some things can get out of hand fast. Hire a plumber you can trust with Bell Plumbing and Heating.

The main temptation for people to have a go themselves is price; they’re afraid calling a plumber will break the bank. However, plumbing repairs are often cheaper when handled by our plumbing experts.

At first glance, this seems absurd – how could paying a professional plumber to do something for you save money?

There are three reasons you should hire a plumber:

  • The time cost of the repair 
  • Longevity of the repair 
  • Potential for damage 

Time Cost

Anything broken takes time to fix, and that time costs you. If you’re attempting to fix the plumbing issue yourself, you usually wait until you have time to do so. Plumbing repairs often can’t wait, forcing you to take time off work. Hiring a professional can cut down what might take you a whole day to just a morning off, or maybe even a lunch break. How much of the cost of hiring a plumber could be offset by a half, or even a full-day’s pay?

In an ideal world, you could wait to fix a problem until the weekend – but even then, that same time could be spent saving money elsewhere, for example, cooking. Wouldn’t you rather spend time in the kitchen and be rewarded with delicious, home-cooked meals instead of being elbow-deep in grease and dirty water?

Remember that time spent “Googling” the problem and looking for parts at the hardware store also counts.

As the saying goes, “Time is Money.”


Nothing lasts forever, and your repairs will break again, no matter who does them. They will, however, last for different times. A professional spends all day with plumbing, and knows where things need to be extra secure.

If a contractor’s work means a fault is fixed for five times as long, their work is worth five times yours.


Minor problems can have a habit of getting worse. Mistakes can happen at any point in the repair process and without warning, a hundred-dollar repair could suddenly cost a thousand. You are more likely to make a mistake like this than a professional, especially from Bell Plumbing and Heating, and if we do cause a problem, we pay for it – not you.

The odds might be low, but if you repair every problem you have, how likely is it you may have one such catastrophic failure?

The Bottom Line

When you consider all these factors together, it becomes clear that a professional plumber from Bell is often the right answer.

If something breaks, and you don’t know how to fix it off the top of your head, it’s probably time to call in the experts. We’ll make sure the job is done right – the first time.

The Author: 

Bell Plumbing & Heating has been providing customers with plumbing and heating services since 1926, but that’s not all we do today. We also offer kitchen and bathroom remodeling services (we’ve been remodeling kitchens and bathrooms for over 50 years now), drain and sewer line services, and electrical repairs and installations.

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