Plumbing is something that nearly every contemporary structure has. Modern plumbing systems bring fresh water to the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry areas of the home or business. And drain away used water to sewer or septic systems.

Once a plumbing system is installed in a home or business, the only service or plumbing repair usually required on an on-going basis is clearing plugged drains. Or else fixing a minor faucet leak, such as a worn out washer on a plumbing fixture.

Some Plumbing Repairs are DIY Feasible; Others Require a Licensed Plumber

Designing and installing a plumbing system during new construction or for a home improvement plumbing project is best done by a licensed plumber. Applicable local building codes, usually based on the uniform plumbing code, require that all plumbing pipes and systems be installed by a licensed plumber, and comply with code specifications.

However, some aspects of home plumbing repair can easily and effectively be undertaken as a DIY project. Replacing faucets, faucet repairs, and adjusting kitchen sink plumbing, for instance, are all viable DIY plumbing tasks that require a low level of skill and expertise.