3 Plumbing Projects You Should Avoid

3 Plumbing Projects You Should Avoid | Plumbing Gold Coast | Brisbane | M.J. Walker Plumbing

Doing it yourself and avoiding the cost of hiring a plumber may seem like a good idea, but there are some plumbing projects that should simply always be handled by a professional plumber.

Here are three plumbing projects you should avoid doing yourself:

New Water Heater

Avoid the temptation of installing a new water heater yourself!

Electric water heaters deal with on average 240 volts of electricity, and if handled incorrectly can lead to a seriously dangerous situation. This is also true of gas heaters, in which potentially harmful gas leaks can occur.

You should be insisting on hiring a plumber to install your water heater, as they will correctly get the job done in a safe and secure process, saving you and your home from any potential damage.

Low Water Pressure

If not addressed correctly and promptly, this seemingly simple problem can lead to some major issues down the road. If it’s making your showers unbearable, it can feel pretty tempting to attempt fixing it yourself.

However, there isn’t always a definitive and easy cause for low water pressure issues. It can be a cracked pipe, hidden leak or something more serious that’s affecting the pressure, and you might incorrectly diagnose the issue and cause further problems.

An experienced plumber can assess the low-pressure issue and determine the best course of action.


No matter if you are renovating your entire home or just a single space or room, you need to ensure that all the plumbing is handed by a professional plumber. They can ensure the correct and exact dimensions required for your new appliances, guarantee an excellent quality installation and prevent future issues cause by poor installation.

Whether you have a leaking or running toilet, leaking tap, burst pipe or bathroom renovation, MJ Walker Plumbing can take care of it efficiently and without fuss – Call Us. Each area of general plumbing maintenance, domestic or commercial, requires specialised knowledge as all brands and applications differ.

People often attempt to repair leaking taps, burst pipes and running toilets only to discover that it isn’t as easy as it seems. We deal with all major plumbing brands and have the industry experience and qualifications to take on any Gold Coast job!

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