To draw the best conclusion, here is a list of common plumbing tasks performed by a qualified handyman:
Shower and toilet repairs
Repairing and replacing grout
Resealing baths, basins, sinks and showers
Sourcing and fixing leaks
Waste disposal repairs
Unblocking toilets, sinks & urinals
Replacing/fitting radiators and repairing radiator valves
Installing water softeners
In addition, a professional handyman can also:
Install bathroom cupboards
Tile/lay laminate or vinyl flooring
Shave swollen doors
Fix light fittings/fixtures
Replace light switches and plug points
A handyman is ideal for minor plumbing repairs and general maintenance. They’re perfect if you’re looking to add new fittings or fix a few things, from a leaking faucet to hanging a bathroom mirror or installing bathroom cupboards. Much like a certified plumber, a professional handyman’s work is often guaranteed, which adds peace of mind, and their toolbox is comprehensively stocked to ensure they have the right tools to get the job done quickly and proficiently.
On the other hand, hiring a qualified plumber is ideal if you need specialised plumbing work done. A plumber is extensively trained in dealing with both water and drainage pipes within a building, which connect up with to the local sewage and water systems. This expert knowledge makes them fully capable to install both entirely new plumbing systems, if you’re building a house, apartment, or want to update the current plumbing system for remodeling purposes.
If you’re still unsure of who to call, get in contact with both handyman and plumber. Talk to each about what you need done and get a quote. Often, our final decision ends up being based on price, as hiring a plumber might not be within your budget.