Let's say you're doing a kitchen installation and you're thinking about the plumbing. If you're replacing cupboards and changing the layout of the kitchen chances are that both the plumbing and the electrical will be affected. Visit us at Sydney plumber. Â Should you do the plumbing yourself or should you hire a plumber? There are some things that a person who is good with their hands could do on their own without too much trouble. Changing a tap washer might be a good example. For the most part however it is better to leave all plumbing work to the professionals who have the training and skills to do the job properly.In Australia it takes 6 years of study and experience for a person to become a qualified andÂ licensedÂ plumber. This is the same length ofÂ timeÂ as some medical degrees. So, obviously, there must be a lot of things that your friendly neighbourhood plumber knows that theÂ averageÂ handy person won't. Even from a safety point of view buildings are so complex these days that is easy to create unsafe and dangerous situations just through pure ignorance. Plumbing installations are usually in close proximity toÂ electricalÂ installations, especially in a kitchen environment where there are electrical and water fixtures near each other. Ask yourself these questions: do yo know what the safe distance is between a power point and a metal water pipe? Does there need to be a barrier between plumbing and electrical parts of the installation and if so, what should that barrier be made from. When was the last time you read the building code of Australia or the Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules? The point is that there is a lot toÂ knowÂ and too many well meaning people have paid dearly with their lives through tragic accidents when trying to save a few dollars on their plumbing work. It simply isn'tÂ worthÂ the risk.If you are keen on saving as much money as possible on your kitchenÂ installationÂ or kitchen makeover then have a chat to the plumber. He may be able to use you to do some of the work under their supervision. In this way you'll save money and you'll sleep well knowing that everything has been done properly, safely andÂ professionally.Some good advice is to know your limitations and to work within them. Leverage the skills of others who have had the training and have the experience to work in safety and get the job done right, the first time. Find more details on our site.