Need residential plumbing, Hawaii?  When it comes to home plumbing, we all want to save money.  Some plumbing problems can be repaired by a reasonably knowledgeable person.  But, some should be taken care of by a professional plumber.  And, some are required to be taken care of by a licensed plumber.  Here’s a Video summary (followed by a little more detailed explanation below):

Here are a few instances it’s best to call a licensed plumber when it comes to residential plumbing:

 

Residential Plumbing Hawaiian Tip 1:

Do you have the necessary knowledge to complete the job?  In other words, do you honestly have an idea on what you’ll be encountering and the challenges you’ll be facing?  Are you willing to take time to learn potential problems you may face?  Are you careful with details because what you may think of as a little mistake can turn into a major damage (water damage).

 

Residential Plumbing Hawaiian Tip 2:

Do you have all the necessary equipment to complete the job?  The right tools will make you life so much easier.  If you do have the tools, have you used them before or know how to use them?  If you need to buy tools, how often are you expecting to use it.  It may be cheaper to have the plumber use his tools if you’re going to use it once every two years or so.

 

Residential Plumbing Hawaiian Tip 3:

There are some plumbing jobs where a permit is required.  These jobs include, but not limited to, remodeling of bathrooms, moving existing plumbing, or adding a new gas line.  Obviously, these are big jobs and you’re likely to hire a professional anyway.  But if you think the job you’re doing is “minor,” it just makes sense to check with the state before starting the project.

 

Residential Plumbing Hawaiian Tip 4:

We all experienced backed up drains.  Often, all you need is a plunger or a plumbers snake to clear the clog.  But, when you have multiple drains backing up at the same time, there may be a main line blockage.  Clearing the main line usually requires special equipment.  It is advised that a profession take care of this.

 

Residential Plumbing Hawaiian Tip 5:

When it comes to replacing a shower valve, it can be complex and time consuming for the inexperienced.  An experienced plumber can help you pick out the right valve for your particular shower.  There are so many choices out there that it can be confusing if you are not sure what to look for.  There’s also the possibility of doing irreparable damage.

We hope these tips help you determine when to call a professional for a residential plumbing problem.  Contact us and see why we are the best plumbing company, Hawaii.

 

Common Service Areas and Zip Codes (but not a complete list):

Aiea     96701
Ewa Beach     96706
Kapolei     96707
Kapolei     96709
Haleiwa     96712
Hauula     96717
Kaaawa     96730
Kahuku     96731
Kailua     96734
Kaneohe     96744
Kunia     96759
Laie     96762
Pearl City     96782
Wahiawa     96786
Mililani
96789
Waialua     96791
Waianae     96792
Waimanalo     96795
Waipahu     96797
Honolulu     96801 – 96814
Waikiki     96815
Waialae / Kahala     96816
Kapalama     96817
Kapalama     96819
Honolulu     96820
Waialae / Kahala     96821
Makiki     96822
Honolulu     96823 – 96825
Makiki     96826
Honolulu     96836 – 96841
Honolulu     96843
Honolulu     96844
Honolulu     96846 – 96850
Pearl Harbor     96860