When something goes wrong with your plumbing, it can be tempting to try to fix it yourself. You might be worried about having to wait for a scheduled repair, or the cost of a professional plumber, and hey, you’ve seen the aisles of pipes and connectors at hardware stores. You can probably find what you need, right? How hard can it be?
The answer is that there are a couple of things it’s perfectly reasonable for an inexperienced person to attempt when there’s a plumbing problem. But for the most part, plumbing needs to be left to the professionals. Why are DIY plumbing repairs so risky?