A Professional Plumber Makes a Difference

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Hire a certified plumber to work on your home and avoid big mistakes like this one.

DIY home improvement is fantastic and there is great admiration for homeowners who like to work on their own homes. It is valuable to recognize your DIY limitations and know when to hire a professional. For example, our service manager, John was at a home and took this photo of a job that was clearly not done by a certified plumber.

The homeowner had someone other than a licensed plumber work on their dishwasher and sink plumbing. That plumbing work was cheap, but the person made a mistake that can be harmful to residents.

Signs of methane gas exposure:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


In this instance, there was no p-trap which caused methane gas to go into the dishwasher and the home. A p-trap allows wastewater to flow out of the home but prevents gas from the sewer line from coming back in. It seems insignificant but is a plumbing detail that makes a big difference.

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Certified Plumbers are trained and knowledgeable. They know about the dangers of sewer gases in a home and how to correctly pipe a home to prevent disasters later.
The plumbing technicians at Robinson’s Plumbing Service are all certified professionals. If you have a plumbing issue, contact us. We offer 24 hour emergency plumbing if you have an emergency outside of regular business hours.