Halloween is just around the corner and everyone loves to sit around and tell horror stories…even licensed plumbers. So, while we are all in the spirit of the season, here are some DIY fables that may leave you thinking twice about fixing a plumbing problem yourself.
Trust us, if these stories aren’t enough to keep you up at night, the plumbing emergencies that come after most DIY attempts will do the trick!
Massive Clogs and the Drain Chemical Disaster
Picture this, it’s the middle of the night, and you’ve just washed your hands after using the restroom, only to realize that the water just won’t drain. You try to snake it with a wire hanger, pour down more hot water, but it only continues to build up.
Finally, you rush to the store and purchase a heavy duty drain cleaner that is able unclog even the most full sink clogs. Well, the problem solves itself a bit, but that last pool of water won’t go down. So, you pour a little more down the drain, only this time it’s a different brand.
Unfortunately, this is where the true plumbing nightmares and health hazards come in. Not only do these chemicals do massive damage to your pipes that can lead to bursts, but combining chemicals can unknowingly create noxious gases that pose a severe health hazard to your family.
Digging Up The Past Is a Nightmare for Your Septic System
If you have a feeling that one of your trees or current construction work has compromised any PVC pipes outside of your home, the last thing you want to do is investigate the problem yourself.
Remember the movie Poltergeist? Well, while you may not uncover a burial site, you definitely won’t find any treasure beneath the surface. Digging up PVC pipes yourself can easily rupture your sewage system and create a dangerous hazardous waste spill in your own backyard.
This plumbing emergency is one that can easily be avoided with the call to a local plumber who can safely navigate your pipes and determine your problem before reaching your pipes with little to no issues.
The Licensed Plumber Rarely Rings Twice
You may consider yourself the handy person or have a friend who is a handyman themselves. Well, while the common household fix is something you can both accomplish, messing around with your plumbing and installing new units (e.g. faucets and hot water heaters), can lead to flooded homes or even fire hazards.
Even if you need a seemingly simple repair done, trust a licensed plumber to get the job done right the first time. We make sure to provide clients with the best options for their plumbing solutions that rarely call for a return visit.
Experienced a DIY Disaster? Plumbing Dynamics can Help!
If you’re experiencing plumbing problems and want them resolved before the cold season really hits Texas, Plumbing Dynamics can help. We are experts in plumbing problems that range from the everyday leak to a hot water heater emergency. Contact us today to learn more about our services and get your plumbing in our books!