Public works and private contractors faced a tough repair job when a water main broke in Ontario. Simcoe Reformer reported that it took almost 24 hours to repair the break while the traffic was rerouted for the repair duration. The urgency of the repair meant the workers continue overnight even as temperatures dropped as low as 25 degrees below zero.
Pipes at home may be of smaller scale but a break in them also entails similar urgency. While the repairs may not be as tough as the repair job described above, it would still need the hands of a professional. Some homeowners try to take plumbing in their own hands in an attempt to save money. However, they usually take measures that, despite appearing to have solved the problem, only makes matters worse in the long run. It can lead to even bigger problems which costs a larger sum of money.