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Do-It-Yourself Plumbing Can Haunt Homeowners

American Vintage Home can help chase away the demons


Evanston, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/25/2017 -- Sometimes, it makes sense for homeowners to roll up their sleeves and complete a home improvement project on their own. But there are other times when the results can be downright frightening—and costly.

Whether it's a plumbing project in Evanston, IL, or a heating repair in Oak Park, IL, owners of older homes can rely on the experts at American Vintage Home to exorcise the demons when a DIY project takes a spooky turn and ends up haunting the household.

However, sometimes the wisest plan is to trust the experts in the first place. It's one thing to be self-sufficient. But it's another to be smart. When it comes to plumbing problems, here are some of the monstrous mistakes that do-it-yourselfers often make and the potentially horrifying consequences:

Improperly connecting pipes made of different materials. Homeowners need to use the right connector to prevent corrosion and leaks.

Overly tightening faucet handles and drains to the point where the components become damaged and leak.

Installing a dishwasher and forgetting to remove the knockout plug in the garbage disposal. This will cause water to leak everywhere.

Cleaning the home after flooding without consulting a professional. There may be electrical outlets that have been submerged and now pose a threat. If the initial cause of the leak is not identified and remedied, the home is vulnerable to future flooding.

Many homeowners choose the DIY route to save money. But if they make mistakes like these, they can end up haunted by even higher repair bills. From video camera inspections to flood controls, American Vintage Home has the experience and expertise to tackle any plumbing problem. Unless a homeowner has extensive knowledge in the plumbing field, the safest bet is to call a professional. When homeowners without proper training and experience tackle these projects on their own, they risk living with the consequences of their own fiendish creations, much like Dr. Frankenstein did.

To learn more about the wide range of services that American Vintage Home offers, including furnace repair in Oak Park, IL, call 847-999-4595 or visit the website.

About American Vintage Home
American Vintage Home has been serving the Chicago North Shore area for decades and understands the needs and concerns associated with older homes. It has assembled a team of experts in cooling, heating, indoor air quality, plumbing and sewer services. Known as the "Older Home Experts," American Vintage Home is committed to boosting comfort without compromising an older home's architecture.