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Halloween Horror Story: 5 DIY Plumbing Disasters You Should Avoid This Fall

For many homeowners in the greater Austin area, the Halloween season is a great time to perform plumbing maintenance and upgrades. Unfortunately, many DIY warriors tackle projects that they're not qualified to complete. Here are a few plumbing projects that often lead to disasters when attempted by amateurs.

Installing Whole House Filters

A multi-stage filtration system can work wonders for homeowners with wells that produce less-than-ideal water. However, the installation process requires the kind of plumbing experience that many civilians lack. If you don't want to spend days fumbling through the process, call in a professional.

Laying Pipe Underneath Concrete

There's no question that cutting through a concrete slab to lay down drain pipes is daunting. You'll need contractor-grade equipment and plenty of know-how to get things right. Furthermore, many municipalities will probably require you to hire licensed professionals to do the dirty work.

Replacing Ice-Damaged Conduits

Central Texas residents don't typically have to worry about pipes bursting due to frozen water. However, pipes can and do burst regularly during cold snaps. Homeowners that replace burst pipes on their own often miss critical leaks that can cause even more damage later on.

Unblocking Clogged Sewer Pipes

Drainage issues are a bear to deal with regardless of the root causes. Blockages in metal pipes are particularly tough to diagnose since they usually involve a fair amount of corrosion. Handling these clogs on your own often results in a sticky, smelly mess.

Solving Water Pressure Issues

Low water pressure can be the result of a multitude of issues. For instance, a clogged pipe can reduce pressure at the faucets. Likewise, leaks in various pipes can produce iffy flow. A good plumber can track down and rectify pressure issues in short order.

Getting the Most Bang for Your Plumbing Buck

If you have major plumbing issues in your Austin area home, calling in a professional is the best way to go. S & D Plumbing has four decades of experience when it comes to troubleshooting bad pipes. When in doubt, give us a call at (512) 648-4663 and save yourself a world of worry.

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