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How Do I Hire the Right Person for My Plumbing (or Water-Related) Problem in the Round Rock/Austin Area?

Not all plumbers are alike! Each plumber has different specialties and areas of expertise within plumbing, just like doctors, lawyers and other professions. If you call a Round Rock plumber asking for a certain job to be done, they may refer you to another plumber or water professional, since we all know and refer to one another. It's not a dog eat dog competitive world in the Round Rock plumbing scene like you may imagine - we all want each other to be successful and to do our best work! So who is the best person to call in Round Rock for each type of plumbing or water-related job? Here are our recommendations: *Leak Location and Repair - The Plumbinator Got a slab leak, yard leak, wall leak, or a mystery leak? Got Kitec water pipes that need repair or replacement? The Plumbinator is your one-stop-shop for both expert leak location AND repair. You could call a company with "leak location" in the name, but they will only FIND the leak, not fix it. The Plumbinator

Do I Need To Hire a Licensed Plumber? Your Common Questions Answered!

Help! I have a plumbing problem! Should I try to do it myself, hire a handyman or call a licensed plumber?  In Texas, there are only TWO legal options when you have a plumbing issue:  1) As the homeowner, you can fix your own plumbing, OR  2) You can hire a state-licensed, insured plumber who is working under a valid Master Plumber's number.  If you have your plumbing work done illegally, it could be a costly mistake, since damage from illegal work isn't covered by your home insurance. Read more below. Question 1: Should I Try to Fix My Own Plumbing? It depends. If the project involves natural or LP gas, NO you should not. Working with gas and gas piping can be very dangerous and anyone who works on gas must be licensed. As far as non-gas related plumbing, whether you should attempt a fix depends on how large and/or complicated the project is. In Texas, homeowners can legally do certain types of things to their plumbing without a permit, like replacing a to