Everybody thinks they can be a plumber, and this is the one area where many construction projects fail to maintain standards. Maybe it is because plumbers do grimy jobs at times that the quality issue gets overlooked. Or, it could be unlike the dangers of electrical work, amateurs and handymen feel emboldened to do work in plumbing with limited skills. Whatever the reason, there is an epidemic of poor-quality plumbing work throughout Lake and Sumter counties. Many times, the homeowner or business owner doesn’t realize it until there is a failure, which floods the structure, or a major tear-out because of incorrect placement.