Protect your Austin home’s plumbing from effects of drought

Protect your Austin home’s plumbing from effects of drought

There’s no doubt that Austin and Central Texas are in a bit of a drought right now, and while this may not seem like a problem that’s going to affect your plumbing drastically, you’d be incorrect. If you don’t know the ways in which drought can hurt the plumbing in your house, you’re not alone. Cracked pipes due to dry soil can cause water leaks around your home and in your yard.

Many homeowners are unaware of when they need to bring a professional in to assess the problems they are having with their homes.

This is a critical stumbling block that many homeowners face that is never more central than when dealing with plumbing. Water damage can spread quickly and cause massive proportional damage to the structure of your home. Incorrectly fixing these plumbing emergencies can lead to a much bigger headache than the original problem.

This is where understanding how not calling a professional to assess the problem can make for a much bigger issue.

If you’re not a professional, or at the very least incredibly comfortable with all the tools and nuances of your plumbing, there’s a good chance that your repair will not be wholly successful, at best. And at worst, it could cause serious damage to your home and could void your home and appliance warranties.

Plumbing isn't for the average person, it takes knowledge and the right tools. Speaking of tools, we'd like to share our "What's It Used For" video with you, shot in downtown Atlanta one afternoon. We asked a few kind individuals to guess what a few common plumbing tools were used for. How do you think you would do?

Angie’s List has more than 600 listings for plumbers in Austin, with 218 that are Top Rated and ready to help you with your plumbing problems. Calling in a professional to assess your situation and fix whatever issue there may be can be a cost-saving measure, not to mention saving you the headache of having your bathroom torn up to replace water damage in the floors or walls.

After all, you live in Austin, wouldn’t you rather spend time on South Congress or tailgating instead of trying to unclog a toilet?

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