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Youtube Videos Won’t Make You into a Plumber

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YouTube has brought some wonderful things into our lives, such as a wide array of opinions on almost any topic. And cute animal videos. Lots and lots of cute animal videos.

One of the downsides of YouTube, however, is that instructional videos have led many homeowners to believe they only have to watch five minutes of a professional performing a task, and presto! they become professionals as well! This can be extremely damaging when it comes to something like plumbing for a house. A YouTube video may help explain how your plumbing works, or show you a basic job like how to replace a washer in a faucet. But for almost anything else, simply watching a video doesn’t mean an amateur can then do the job.

Professional Plumbers—Better Than ANY Instructional Video

It’s not just that watching an instructional video won’t provide you the complete details about how to perform a plumbing job or an understanding of ­why you’re taking a certain action. The more serious issue is that these videos don’t actually give you the right tools to do the job or the knowledge of how best to use these tools.

Professional plumbers are trained on a range of tasks so they can bring numerous skills into a job and troubleshoot anything. They have the finest in high-end tools and know how to properly handle them. Licensed plumbers will see that any plumbing job is done right the first time so the issue doesn’t pop up again later and to stop the potential for water damage.

If you’re looking for a professional plumber in Potomac, MD, call on us—the contractor of choice. We’re here whenever you need us, 24/7, and it’s as fast to call us as it is to go watch a YouTube video. All of our staff are licensed by the WSSC (the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission) and are members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association. They’ll see any job is done right so you won’t incur additional costs later or even significant water damage.

Mallick Plumbing & Heating Is the Service Contractor of Choice in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.